Supply Chain Security
Governments around the world have implemented a wide range of supply chain security initiatives to improve maritime and intermodal cargo and operator protection. APL meets all its global security requirements to ensure our vessels and your shipments do not suffer delays.
Through the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) program, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) works with the trade community to strengthen international supply chains and improve United States border security. CTPAT is a voluntary public-private sector partnership program which recognizes that CBP can provide the highest level of cargo security only through close cooperation with the principle stakeholders of the international supply chain such as importers, carriers, consolidators, licensed customs brokers, and manufacturers. The Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 provided a statutory framework for the CTPAT program and imposed strict program oversight requirements.
APL is a certified CTPAT member since 2002 and maintains security procedures that are consistent with CTPAT security criteria for sea carriers. APL has successfully completed all of its CTPAT revalidations, with our most recent revalidation in 2017.
APL’s Global Safety, Security and Environment (GSSE) department oversees the company’s CTPAT membership.
As CTPAT members, APL is exempt from completing customer/business partner Security Questionnaires. To assist our customers meet their CTPAT compliance of screening and monitoring business partners, please send your request to monitor our status through the CTPAT Portal.