G2 Ocean upholds CTPAT membership
After comprehensive assessments, G2 Ocean continues to be a CTPAT member and will collaborate further with US authorities to reduce terrorism threats throughout the supply chain.
Last year, G2 Ocean was approved as a certified member of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Program.
CTPAT focuses on improving the security of private companies’ supply chains to reduce the risks of terrorism and membership is required by many US customers.
To uphold the CTPAT membership, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection conducts an annual assessment of each member’s security practices. Every third year they visit the program participants to perform an on-site evaluation on the participant’s premises.
A comprehensive evaluation of G2 Ocean´s security practices, procedures, and manuals in Chartering, Operations, IT, HR and Compliance was completed on June 20th, and G2 Ocean recently received the message that the company upholds its membership status.
“G2 Ocean has demonstrated effective security within its organization as well as a dedication to working with business partners to address supply chain security vulnerabilities that may exist”, Director Manuel Garza of CTPAT writes in the letter sent to the company.
Garza is impressed by the high level of G2 Ocean´s security practices within its supply chain and looks forward to future collaborations with the company.
”I appreciate the support G2 Ocean has given to the CTPAT and look forward to strengthening our partnership as we continue to work together to secure the international supply chain”, he says.
QHSE Manager Laura Aasen and Director Insurance, Legal and Claims Byoungil Kang are G2 Ocean´s CTPAT contact persons. They work diligently to ensure safe and legal work practices throughout the company.
“The assessment is a result of a cross-functional and organizational collaboration effort between Gearbulk, Grieg Star and G2 Ocean. We are happy that the evaluation was successful and hope close collaborations with US authorities will reduce supply chain risks”, Aasen says.