by Tina Olivero

    Air Cargo: Is Your Company’s Air Freight Secure?

    Favored Target

    Canadian intelligence experts confirm that civil aviation remains a favored target of terrorists attacks globally. Transport Canada has introduced changes to the regulatory framework for Air Cargo Security (ACS) in Canada. These measures bring Canada in- line with other international aviation security regulators.

    The Measures

    The measures apply to domestic, trans-border and international passenger flights, carrying cargo, departing from airports within Canada. In a nutshell, all cargo must be deemed “secure.” The initiative recognizes a Secure Supply Chain System, which starts at the Shipper’s location and continues up until the cargo is loaded onto a passenger aircraft. Companies that ship cargo by air, either directly or through a freight forwarder, are encouraged to become registered shippers in the ACS Program. Freight forwarders can no longer add Known Shippers to Transport Canada’s database.

    Call Cole Freight Inc. to determine whether your company is on the ACS Registered Shippers List. If not already registered, Cole Freight Inc. can direct you to Transport Canada’s ACS Support Centre. Cole Freight Inc. is a member of The Cole Group, a privately owned freight forwarding and customs brokerage firm with locations from St. John’s to Vancouver. The Cole Group has a long history of servicing the logistical needs of the petroleum sector.

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