Notice to carriers

Below is the customs information you will need to transport clients’ goods:

ALB’s business hours

Our business hours are 8 a.m. to 22 p.m., Monday to Friday.

You can contact our customer service and operations department during business hours at 450-225-0426.

After hours can be reached at 450-225-0426, extension 250.

Sending documents


You can fax us customs clearing documents at 450-225-3753 or e-mail them to

Request processing time

All customs operations are carried out as quickly as possible at ALB. However, please note that:


Customs must receive the release request at least two hours before the planned pick-up time. We usually forward this request within one hour of its receipt.

Despite our best intentions, there are sometimes exceptions. For example, if the invoice received has an inordinate amount of lines and pages, it will take us more time to process the information internally.

In case of any exceptional situations, we ask that you provide us with your PARS details as soon as possible after the pick-up. It is your responsibility to supply all necessary information during our business hours.

Priority will be given only to exceptions that have been previously discussed with our clients.

In all cases, you must provide the following information:

  • PARS barcode
  • Number of pieces contained in the cargo shipment
  • Weight of goods transported
  • Name of customs office and its port number
  • Date and approximate time of arrival
  • Contact person in case of a problem

In all cases, you must provide the following documents:

  • Manifest
  • Bill of Lading
  • Packing List (optional)
  • Commercial Invoice (Not to confuse with a Purchase Order)

Also, if you expect to pass through customs at night, remember to send us your request during business hours.

Tracking information

You can contact us during our business hours to make sure the PARS has been processed. You can also check your PARS number by going to the TRACKING page.

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