Air Canada Cargo continues to comply with Transport Canada regulations with respect to unsecure shipments.
We would like to remind you of the following Transport Canada requirements for the screening of palletized cargo:
- Palletized cargo must consist of a single type of commodity
- The contents and packaging of all the pieces of cargo contained within must be identical
- The accompanying documents must indicate that the cargo consists of a single type of commodity
Security Screening for Pallets with Multiple Commodity Types
As required by Transport Canada, for security screening purposes, Air Canada Cargo must break down, to the piece level, all pallets that:
- Contain multiple types of commodities
- Contain identical commodities in different packaging
- Are built too densely for x-ray
When tendered unsecure, such shipments will be broken down without notice. During the breakdown process, the pallet packaging will most likely be modified.
Preparing Your Shipments
We encourage you to tender pallets with single commodity types and to ensure uniformity of packaging for identical commodities. This will allow us to adequately screen the contents. It will also allow for quicker acceptance and ensure the pallet packaging remains intact.
Please note that we will refuse unsecure shipments that we cannot deem secure, break down due to packaging, or that are labeled Do Not Breakdown.
When tendering unsecure palletized shipments containing mixed commodities or mixed packaging, please package as loose pieces if possible.
We strongly encourage all our customers to join the Transport Canada Air Cargo Security Program as part of the secure supply chain.
We thank you for your cooperation.