MOST WORLD SHIPPING COUNCIL MEMBERS NOW PART OF C-TPAT
A majority of the liner carrier members of the World Shipping Council are now enrolled in a joint U.S. Customs/shipping industry program to improve international supply chain security.
Customs opened its Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program, also known as C-TAPT, on July 15. World Shipping Council members, representing 87 percent of the liner shipping trade in the Americas, began to sign up.
“Ocean carriers representing the vast majority of the capacity serving America’s international liner trade have either already applied, or have declared their intent to sign up, to this security program,” said Christopher Koch, president and chief executive officer of the Washington-based group.
“The industry is highly supportive of Customs Commissioner (Robert C.) Bonner’s C-TAPT initiative, and it will continue to cooperate with government programs designed to improve the security of America’s international trade,” Koch said.
Members of the World Shipping Council that have applied to participate in C-TAPT are APL, Atlantic Container Line, China Ocean Shipping Co., CMA-CGM, CP Ships (including Lykes Lines, Contship Containerlines, TMM Lines, and Australia-New Zealand Direct Line), Crowley Maritime Corp., Evergreen Marine Corp. (including Lloyd Triestino), Hamburg Sud (including Columbus Lines, Crowley American Transport and Alianca), Hanjin Shipping Co., Hapag-Lloyd Container Line, Hatsu Marine, Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., K Line, Maersk Sealand, Mediterranean Shipping Co., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, NYK Line, Orient Overseas Container Line, P&O Nedlloyd (including Farrell Lines), Safmarine, Senator Lines, United Arab Shipping Co., Wallenius Wilhelmsen Lines, and Zim Isreal Navigation Co.
World Shipping Council members that intend to apply to C-TPAT are Compania Sud-Americana de Vapores, China Shipping Group, Great White Fleet, HUAL, Italia Line, Torm Lines and Yangming Marine Transport Corp.