FREDDs helps reduce screening times, which can take up to three days for dense cargo.
The FREDDs service is approved and regulated by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (C).
'The vast majority of all cargo leaving Northern Ireland requires screening. However, significant tonnage of large, dense cargo does not leave Northern Ireland on time as it is fails screening or is simply unable to be screened,' said Speedlink director David Rogers.
'Consignments, therefore, have to be broken down and rebuilt requiring additional labour at an extra cost, and the shipping process is then delayed by several days. Goods are then late which has an impact on the entire supply chain,' said Mr Rogers.
'The C estimates FREDDs, which can screen approximately 100 tonnes of cargo an hour, achieve a 98 per cent pass rate significantly reducing the likelihood of any delays to the shipping of goods.' said Mr Rogers.
So far, all shipments have been screened with a 100 per cent first-time pass rate.
Said AB Cargo managing director Tony Budde: 'Due to the large number of manufacturing and engineering companies in Northern Ireland, there is a high volume of dense cargo coming out of the region on any given day,'
'On occasion, we have previously shipped items to various parts of Europe for FREDDs screening which can still be quicker than if consignments have to be broken down for secondary screening to leave Northern Ireland.' said Mr Budde.