OHL subsidy under TSA investigation
On New Year's Eve, OHL International quietly suspended U.S. air cargo export activity through its Activair subsidiary due to an inquiry by the TSA. The investigation was first reported by CBS News.
The TSA is trying to determine if Activair, which is based in Indianapolis, exported cargo on passenger flights from the U.S. without first properly screening the goods. Allegations of misconduct stretch to as early as April 2010, according to CBS.
In the report, an OHL spokesman said the company removed Activair from CCSF program in early December and has been cooperating with the TSA's inquiry.
Activair was named 2009’s air freight forwarder of the year by the British International Forwarder’s Association.
Exports from the U.S. typically processed by Activair are now being handled by a different OHL subsidiary, Philadelphia-based Barthco International.