Royal Gulf Shipping & Logistics LLC is committed to the prevention of breaches of security associated with all our operations. We rank security considerations as highly as commercial and operational factors in the management of our business. In close co-operation with the responsible authorities, we take all measures necessary to maintain the highest security standards at all times in our organisation, at our shore facilities as well as onboard our vessels, in order to provide the highest level of security for our customers and employees.
Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)
Royal Gulf Shipping & Logistics LLC has been a part of the C-TPAT programme since 2002. Our participation is an important step in the effort to meet the challenge posed by terrorist threats to the United States. Royal Gulf Shipping & Logistics LLC?s role in C-TPAT is to continue our efforts in further securing our operations, communicating our efforts to our stakeholders and at all times comply with all security related legislation.
EU Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)
Royal Gulf Shipping & Logistics LLC is a certified EU Authorised Economic Operator (customs simplification, security and safety) which is a pendant to the U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT).
U.S. Customs 24-Hour Advance Vessel Manifest Rule
The implementation of the U.S. Customs 24-Hour Advance Vessel Manifest Rule affects the shipment documentation process for cargo on vessels calling at the United States.
Canada Border Services Agency Advance Commercial Information
The Canadian Border Services Agency (also formerly and still commonly referred to as “Canada Customs”) implemented a similar rule, but not identical, to the U.S. Customs 24-Hour Rule.
On 1 July 2004 new security requirements for cargo ships engaged in international trade and port facilities handling such vessels entered into effect. Internationally these requirements are contained in the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code developed by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
China Customs Advanced Manifest (CCAM)
The China Customs Advanced Manifest Regulation requires submission of complete and correct cargo manifest electronically to China Customs 24 hours prior to loading of cargoes onto vessels out of and into Mainland China ports. The regulation officially took effect on 1 January 2009