Canada Place terminal employs state of the art passenger biometrics system

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The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have partnered to introduce facial biometrics at the Canada Place cruise terminal in Vancouver. Developed by Pangiam, the system uses passenger photos captured during boarding to verify identities against pre-trip travel documents, aiming to streamline processes and enhance security for both US and Canadian passengers. This technology replaces previous passport kiosks and supports open-loop pre-inspection, tailored specifically for the terminal’s operational needs. With support from SSA Marine, the initiative aims to optimize efficiency, bolster border security, and accommodate a projected record of 1.27 million passengers and 329 cruise ship visits from March to October 2024.

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