Fully certified and validated member of Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)
C-TPAT is a US government-business initiative, introduced following 9/11 to strengthen supply chain and border security. Shipments from C-TPAT members move more quickly and smoothly across US borders, with reduced numbers of inspections.
In 2009, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) invited Hutchison Ports to become a global member of C-TPAT – all our business units are certified with a single C-TPAT Status Verification Interface Number (SVI) – which is available from the Hutchison Ports Security Committee (SECOM) and its Standards and Guidelines Team of Regional Security Coordinators.
Certified ISPS Code Compliant
ISPS Code, adopted by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), is an international framework through which ships and port facilities must operate to detect and deter international terrorism. We gained certification for compliance in June 2004.
Participant in Smart and Secure Tradelanes (SST) initiative
Launched in 2002, SST is a global partnership of supply chain leaders committed to enhancing the end-to-end security and efficiency of transporting ocean cargo containers. Technologies include Total Asset Visibility (TAV), sensor devices, GPS satellite communications systems, Radio-frequency identification (RFID) and internet technologies.