The threat of terrorism and heightened concerns around global supply chain security are bringing about significant changes to the regulations and documentation requirements for international trade. In this increasingly complex security environment, choosing the right supply chain partners has never been more important.

Swire Shipping has participated in several security initiatives with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), including electronic seal testing and Operation Safe Commerce (OSC) projects and they are constantly reviewing Westwood’s procedures to ensure secure systems are in place.

C-TPAT Certified

As required for acceptance into C-TPAT, Swire Shipping conducted and submitted to U.S. Customs a comprehensive self-assessment of Westwood’s internal security practices as well as those of Westwood’s vendors. Westwood encourages all its business partners to enroll in this program. Swire Shipping is fully committed to supporting the mission of C-TPAT and sharing the benefits of participation with Westwood’s customers.

To check Swire Shipping’s C-TPAT status, please visit the C-TPAT website at

Please contact your Westwood sales manager if you have any questions or require further assistance.