Alstef Canada has introduced an improved version of its BAGSORT – Sortation Allocation Control (SAC) software at YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport, which is operated ADM Aéroports de Montréal.

The baggage handling specialist installed the Canadian hub’s current baggage handling system (BHS)  for its transborder terminal and since 2009 has overseen its transborder BHS, inclusive of the Automatic Bag Drop (ABD) stations.

The latest BAGSORT SAC upgrade enables the US Customs Border Protection (CBP) to perform pre-clearance of passengers on Canadian soil, which requires processing data related to baggage and passengers. The solution also controls the Early Bag Storage system (EBS) comprise of 450 individual conveyors.

Describing the latest collaboration as a “major project”, which involved the software development team in France the Canadian local IT and operations team, Paul Marty, Alstef Group IT Software Project Manager added: “Teamwork was fundamental to ensure the knowledge transfer of the development team to the operations team and go guarantee a smooth roll-out.”

This latest project further underlines Alstef’s commitment to working with airports in Canada. The company has completed more than 15 projects throughout Canada including 15 CATSA-funded checked-bag screening machine upgrades which required significant baggage system modifications. “We focus on long-term relationships,” said Steven Tanguy, Managing Director, Alstef Canada.

“We have completed multiple, repeat projects at many regional airports throughout Canada and have been present at all of the main hub airports including Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, since entering the market in the early 2000s,” Tanguy concluded.

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