NYK Line (Canada) Inc. has received revalidation of its membership in the
Partners in Protection (PIP) program from the Canada Border Services Agency
Like the U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program,
PIP is a CBSA program that enlists the cooperation of private industry to
enhance border and trade chain security, combat organized crime and
terrorism, and help detect and prevent contraband smuggling.
“Through our partnership with CBSA, NYK Line contributes to the security of
the supply chain and the facilitation of legitimate trade resulting in
expedited front of the line handling meaning fewer inspections and delays,
said Eliott D’Souza, NYK’s Director, Canadian Operations. “This is a
win-win for all involved… Canada, our customers and NYK Line”.
“The voluntary PIP program aims to secure the trade chain, one partnership
at a time, with member companies being recognized as trusted traders
allowing CBSA to focus its resources on areas of higher or unknown risk”,
said Bill Ferguson, NYK Line North America’s VP, Security Services, and
Regional Security Officer, NYK Group Americas Inc. “NYK Line agrees to
implement and adhere to high security standards while CBSA agrees to assess
NYK Line’s security measures, provide information sessions on security
issues, and offer other benefits”.