NYK Logistics Gets C-TPAT Certification

Completed assessment of security measures, commits to building safer supply chain

Completed assessment of security measures, commits to building safer supply chain

Secaucus, NJ — July 21, 2003 — NYK Logistics (OCS), a NYK Logistics (Americas) company, said it would join Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a certified member of Customs' C-TPAT program, The Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism. C-TPAT is a partnership between government and business and industry to build stronger, safer supply chains and to ensure border security.

To obtain C-TPAT certification, NYK Logistics (OCS) said it completed a self-assessment of security measures, submitted a security profile to Customs, implemented a program within the company to ensure security at every step along the supply chain, and communicated these initiatives to partners, customers, suppliers, vendors, and others involved in the logistics process.

C-TPAT certification ensures benefits for NYK Logistics including continuing education opportunities, anti-terrorism training, information sharing and implementation of best practices as set forth by the Customs and Border Protection department.

Marc Matsumura, executive vice president at NYK Logistics (OCS), said, "We are committed to helping customers, vendors and partners in the supply chain build safer, more secure delivery systems. Ultimately, everyone benefits from NYK's C-TPAT certification, including the public at large."

Matsumura added that C-TPAT compliance facilitates safe, secure, more protected cargo, faster cargo handling, fewer inspections, less theft, a reduced number of claims, shorter processing times at the borders, and the continuous benefit of ongoing support from Customs and Border Protection.

Ron Marotta, senior vice president at NYK Logistics (OCS), said, "NYK Logistics (OCS) is committed to the C-TPAT program, and to being part of America's frontline against terrorism. Everyone in our organization must be involved at every level."