Mississauga, Ont.–ACI Air Cargo Inc., an air cargo handling company based in Pearson International Airport, has launched a number of air cargo screening centers in the first phase of a plan to open at most major Canadian airports across the country by 2018.
“Transport Canada made regulatory changes to enhance the Air Cargo Security Program effective October 17th of this year, and we identified a need by the International Freight Forwarder community to have an option for screening cargo and avoiding possible bottlenecks at airline facilities. For more than four decades our role has been a supplier of air cargo handling and transportation services to airlines and freight forwarders and this latest major investment is a natural evolution in our goal to supply the best possible services to the air cargo industry’, said Rob Thorndyke, President.
The service, branded ACI SAFE, will operate as a Regulated Agent authorized by Transport Canada and utilize all approved methods of screening in accordance with the Program and open in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Hamilton next month. ACI’s affiliate, Atlantis Transportation Services Inc., has applied to Transport Canada to become a Certified Agent authorized to transport secured air cargo within the supply chain, said the release.