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DP World joins partnership against terrorism.

Dubai: Global marine terminal operator DP World has been certified as a partner in the Customs-Trade Partnership against Terrorism (C-TPAT) initiative by US Customs and Border Patrol - the only international port operator to have achieved this recognition.

This certification is primarily based on DP World's commitment to the international ISO 28000 security standards, which are independently audited. DP World was the first global maritime terminal operator to achieve ISO 28000 certification and is currently rolling out the standards throughout its network of 44 terminals.

"We are proud to be part of the C-TPAT initiative and to have achieved certification for all our terminals. It is recognition once again of our commitment to maintaining and managing high levels of security standards, procedures and processes at our terminals, which in turn contributes to international efforts to secure the global supply chain. We regard security as a baseline service for our customers, said DP World CEO Mohammad Sharaf.

DP World is also involved in the US Government's Container Security Initiative, which sees US Customs officers based in 14 DP World terminals to inspect containers bound for the United States.

In addition, DP World is also taking the lead in the most recent public/private initiative to develop and adopt container scanning and tracking technology, participating in the Secure Freight Initiative pilot with the US Government. DP World's terminals in Southampton, United Kingdom, and in Karachi, Pakistan are two of the three pilot locations currently rolling out scanning for nuclear and radioactive materials.

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Publication:Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)
Date:Jun 13, 2008
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