Australian Border Force developing screening technology

06 April 2022

Screening technology is being developed by Australian Border Force to scan containers at ports in order to reduce delays and replace the external sample driven process of inspecting containers.

ABF commissioner Michael Outram told senate estimates this is the department’s “long term vision,” in response to a question from Liberal senator Paul Scarr about what ABF has done to make it “as easy as possible for legitimate businesses to go through the trade process".

An investigation conducted by Commonwealth Ombudsman  in response to complaints by the Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Council of Australia found the main delay was caused by reduced operational capacity at container examination facilities during peak times recommending ABF “consider upgrading the smaller CEFs to include larger x-ray technology.”

- CyberBeat

About CyberBeat

CyberBeat is a grassroots initiative from a team of producers and subject matter experts, driven out of frustration at the lack of media coverage, responding to an urgent need to provide a clear, concise, informative and educational approach to the growing fields of Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy.

Contact CyberBeat

If you have a story of interest, a comment, a concern or if you'd just like to say Hi, please contact us

Terms & Policies >>


We couldn't do this without the support of our sponsors and contributors.