We began our journey with a commitment, to deliver to international standards. The Alliances and Memberships we’ve formed over the years, fully endorse this.
Each, giving us the might, the backing, and all the advantages that leading International Authorities provide.
Our Alliances and Memberships include:
> C-TPAT – Customs Trade Partnership against Terrorism Certification
> Platinum membership with WCA – World Cargo Alliance
> Registration with FMC -Federal Maritime Commission in the USA
> Licensee of OTI – Ocean Transportation Intermediary
C- TPAT - Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism
When cargo is imported, Customs and Border Protection Force assigns an undisclosed risk value to each shipment; assessing such risk factors as: country of origin, supplier, type of product, developed intelligence. On the basis of this risk value, cargo is selected for examination by the customs authority. When a C-TPAT certified company imports cargo, CBP deducts points from the risk value. This results in the imported cargo being placed in a preferred category.
The Benefits of CTPAT Certification:
> Even if a particular shipment is selected to be inspected, the process is faster if the shipment is being imported by a C-TPAT certified U.S. importer.
> The containers/trailers can be moved ahead of any non C-TPAT containers/trailers awaiting exam, regardless of how long they’ve been there.
> Containers/trailers will not wait as long in line at a Container Examination Site.
> Overall: Reduction in time and cost of getting cargo released by U.S. Customs.
> Expedited clearance across the borders between the U.S. & Canada / U.S. & Mexico via dedicated FAST lanes.
> Eliminates carrier fees, penalties, fines, and container renting space.
FMC - Federal Maritime Commission in the US of A
Licensed OTI - Ocean Transportation Intermediary
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) was established in 1961 as an independent agency responsible for the regulation of ocean shipping in the foreign trades of the United States.
The WCA - World Cargo Alliance
WCA is the world’s largest and most powerful network of independent freight forwarders, with over 5,974 member offices in 187 countries around the world. Founded in 1998 by President David Yokeum as the world’s first worldwide non-exclusive network, WCA is neutrally managed and operated to truly benefit every member company. Over the past 15 years WCA has continuously strived to add new, innovative and high-value membership benefits and it is this unique formula, combined with a dedication to excellence that has enabled WCA to set new standards in the industry.
The Benefits of our WCA Membership: