Cargojet Security – 2020
Cargojet maintains a Security Program that is aligned with Transport Canada regulations, the regulatory bodies of other countries, such as the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), as well as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in conjunction with their IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) program. Cargojet continues to be compliant with the specific standards and communication protocols required by all countries in which Cargojet operates.
The Cargojet Security Training Program for all employees is in line with the requirements of Transport Canada’s Air Cargo Security Industry Training Guideline Best Practices and the Air Cargo Security Industry Training Guideline Toolkit.
Currently, Transport Canada is expanding the existing passenger Air Cargo Security Program (ACSP) secure supply chain to include all-cargo air carriers. The development of the All-Cargo Security framework and regulations applicable to all cargo air carriers continues with expectation of coming into force for screening requirements for cargo transported on international and transborder all-cargo flights by June 2021. Transport Canada continues to work towards establishing enhancements to the security of cargo transported on domestic all-cargo flights by 2023.
The TSA identifies Cargojet as a Non-US All Cargo Air Carrier, and as such Cargojet is regulated under the TSA’s All Cargo International Security Program (ACISP) for its flights operating into and out of the United States. Subsequently, procedures have been developed to meet the requirements of the ACISP. The TSA conducts annual audits at non-U.S. locations that serve as the last point of departure to the United States, as well as locations in the United States to which Cargojet operates, to verify its compliance with the ACISP. In 2020 the non-US locations serving as the last point of departure to the United States are Mirabel (QC), Calgary (AB), Vancouver (BC), Hamilton (ON), Guadalajara (MX), Mexico City (MX), Monterrey (MX), and Derby (UK) (all of these on behalf of DHL), and Bermuda. The locations in the United States to which Cargojet operates are Cincinnati (KY) (on behalf of DHL), Newark (NJ) and New York (NY).
Cargojet remains vigilant in its Security Program and utilizes its certifications and memberships in the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC), Transport Canada’s Air Cargo Security Technical Committee, and Customs Trade Partnership against Terrorism (C-TPAT) to share best practices and monitor regulatory changes.