American Detection Technologies Sign Contract With Carnival

Wednesday, April 23, 2003
American Detection Technologies, Inc. has signed a contract with Carnival Cruise Lines to provide canine screening for all Carnival vessels. Under the terms of the contract, AMDETECH is providing canine teams to search all deliveries before they are loaded onto Carnival vessels at the 16 Carnival locations where provisioning is done. The 16 port locations where AMDETECH will provide its canine detection services are: Miami, San Pedro/Long Beach, Vancouver, New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Port Everglades, San Diego, Port Canaveral, Tampa, Gulfport, New Orleans, Galveston, St. Thomas, Norfolk, and Charleston. Services are already under way in Miami, Tampa, Gulfport, Port Canaveral, New Orleans, Galveston, San Pedro/Long Beach, and San Diego with the other locations scheduled to begin imminently. "We are very pleased to announce that a world-class company as well-known and distinguished as Carnival has chosen AMDETECH to join their substantial security program, which is the highest endorsement possible of the high quality of our premier canine detection services," said Ronald H. Allen, Chief Executive Officer of AMDETECH. "This agreement to service the Carnival fleet immediately places AMDETECH in the top tier of canine detection companies worldwide, and positions our organization to fulfill its objective to become the dominant contraband detection and maritime security service in the world." Robert W. Becker, Staff Manager of Carnival Cruise Lines' Surveillance & Security Department, stated, "The safety and security of our guests is our highest priority. This is an important element of our overall security program and we spent a great deal of time and effort in researching and selecting a canine company. We ultimately chose AMDETECH based on their long-time experience in canine security and the quality of their dogs, handlers and training programs, as well as their ability to service all of our locations. We look forward to a long-term business relationship with AMDETECH." In addition to Allen, AMDETECH's "Team Carnival" will be led by AMDETECH Vice President Edward Griffin from his location at the company's Palm Beach Gardens, Florida office, and Ronald Gray, AMDETECH Operations Manager, who operates from the company's Worcester, Massachusetts office. These three AMDETECH executives will be in charge of the vast network of trained and certified canines and handlers that provide the services at Carnival's 16 locations, all meeting the standards required by the U.S. Department of the Treasury "Odor Recognition Proficiency Standard" and Department of Defense standards. Allen said the AMDETECH's primary team members and trainers have a total of more than 100 years of dog training experience in explosive & narcotic detection and police patrol and tracking. Team members have been trained by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Drug Enforcement, U.S. Customs Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), and the U.S. Dept. of Transportation.
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