West Point Terminal Inc. and Canadian K9 Collaborate to provide air cargo screening

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September 28, 2020

West Point Terminal Inc. and Canadian K9 announce a collaboration to deliver screening of air cargo using explosive detection K9 teams. This strategic business alliance will ensure a dedicated K9 screening facility on YVR Airport offering premium cargo screening both on and off airport via a 26,000 sq ft bonded warehouse facility coupled with mobile K9 screening capability.

K9 screening services aims to offer an alternative to the existing technological screening tools available to industry. The use of K9 for explosive detection amounts to one of the fastest, reliable, cost effective and robust real-time detection strategy available to safeguard air cargo, said the company.

Established in 1997, Canadian K9 was the first security company to provide K9 Detection Services in Western Canada. K9 teams are professionally trained to a high level of proficiency and validated through the Justice Institute of BC and possess Transport Canada Security Clearance. Canadian K9 is a Division of group8108 Executive Protection Inc.

To maintain the integrity of the air cargo secure supply chain and to assure compliance when handling shipments, K9 screening services will operate in accordance with Transport Canada’s Air Cargo Security and the soon to be released, Explosive Detection Dog and Handler Team (EDDHT) Program requirements.

Established in 2006, West Point Terminal operates within Canada’s air cargo secure supply chain. Operating on YVR Airport, West Point’s bonded warehouse is a CBSA- Partners in Protection (PIP) designated facility. West Point Terminal is also designated as a Certified Agent under the Transport Canada Air Cargo Security Program. To meet the growing security needs of our existing customer base along with the local air cargo community, West Point’s Certified Agent designation is in process of being replaced with a Regulated Agent status to facilitate screening of air cargo shipments.