ACL has dedicated staff to work with various government agencies, ocean terminals and other transportation suppliers to enhance security levels and ensure compliance with the new regulations. In the U.S., ACL is a certified member of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) Program. ACL has also implemented a Hazardous Security Plan as required by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration. ACL also participates on security committees with the U.S. Coast Guard. ACL is well advanced in carrying out security assessments and implementing the requirements of the IMO International Ship & Port Security Code (ISPS) by receiving their International Ship Security Certificate (ISSC). In Canada, ACL is a certified participant in the Canadian Partners In Protection Program. In Europe, ACL has increased its container seal discipline and is working with ports, terminal opertors and intermodal transport suppliers to ensure that the transport chain is secured.
ACL's fleet received their International Ship Security Certificate (ISSC). The Swedish Maritime Association, who issued the certificate recognizes ACL is compliant in providing a flag-state approved Ship Security Plan as well as appointing a Company Security Officer and Ship Security Officer for each vessel prior to the July 1, 2004 deadline.
ACL is a certified member of the U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism
(C-TPAT). C-TPAT is a joint government-business initiative to build cooperative
relationships that strengthen overall supply chain and border security.
U . S . Customs and Border Protectionís C-TPAT program announced new
Sea Carrier requirements effective March 1, 2006 with implementation required
by June 1, 2006. It requires that member Sea Carriers screen new customers beyond
financial soundness, to include indicators of whether the customer appears to
be a legitimate business. For more information go to www.cbp.gov and then link
to the Import and C-TPAT pages.
For other C-TPAT portal information, visit http://www.customs.gov