PACT Pilot a success for CHAMP and Icelandair


CHAMP Cargosystems and Icelandair Cargo have successfully participated in Transport Canada’s PACT Pilot to assess shipments for security risks.

The Pre-Load Air Cargo Targeting (PACT) Pilot is a pre-load advance cargo information (PLACI) regulation pilot involving air carriers submitting shipment information prior to loading, in a similar manner to US Customs and Border Protections’ Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) program.

Nicholas Xenocostas, vice president – commercial and customer engagement at CHAMP Cargosystems says: “Compliance and security will continue to grow in importance in the supply chain. CHAMP is proud to be a part of the PACT pilot. We are delighted that our long-time customer Icelandair Cargo could be an integral part of it.”

The pilot used CHAMP TGS platform, which operates in a similar way to its TRAXON Global Customs (TGC) service for pre-arrival filing for customs Advance Cargo Information schemes, and supports multiple PLACI schemes.

Bertel Olafsson, cargo systems manager at Icelandair Cargo says: “It is a natural progression to work with CHAMP Cargosystems in the PACT pilot. Having already implemented TGS for the respective PLACI scheme in the United States “ACAS”, we know from experience that our security compliance is in good hands with such a user-friendly solution.”