G2 Ocean completes C-TPAT validation
G2 Ocean has passed all 79 supply chain security requirements necessary to maintain its C-TPAT membership status.
The annual validation of G2 Ocean’s supply chain security practices took place in January 2021 and was conducted by U.S Customs and Border Protection.
After a thorough review, it was determined that G2 Ocean has established effective security practices in its operations and is committed to working with business partners to eliminate any security vulnerabilities in the supply chain.
79 security criteria for eligibility to participate in the program are therefore fully met.
“We are very proud of these results and look forward to continue building more secure, reliable, and effective supply chains with other C-TPAT members,” says Director Insurance, Legal and Claims Byoungil Kang.
To protect the organisation from security breaches, G2 Ocean has established several processes, procedures and systems which are constantly reviewed and updated. Employees receive security training on a regular basis and potential vulnerabilities are addressed with suppliers.
“As an international service provider, we willingly take responsibility for complying with international security guidelines to protect our customers and their supply chains against risks”, Kang says.
Cross-organisational collaboration between Gearbulk, Grieg Star and G2 Ocean has been crucial for strengthening G2 Ocean’s supply chain security.
“I would like to extend a special thanks to the employees involved – they have played a key role in this important audit,” says Kang.
The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a voluntary supply-chain security program led by the U.S Customs and Border Protection focused on improving the security of private companies’ supply chains.
C-TPAT membership is a requirement by many customers in the United States, and G2 Ocean has been a member of the program since 2018.
Together with other C-TPAT members, we will continue working towards building more secure, reliable, and effective supply chains.