J. M. Rodgers Cos., Inc., including our NVOCC, Trans Ocean International, Ltd. (T.O.I.L), are fully committed to the tenets of supply chain security, as defined in our signed agreement with the Customs -Trade Partnership against Terrorism (C-TPAT), the joint trade-government partnership. We are committed to this partnership and have joined with others to form a defense to terrorism and especially against attacks on our supply chains. We encourage our partners and competitors, alike, to join us in this most important pursuit.
Looking back to the terrorist events of September 11, 2001, U.S. Customs responded by launching a voluntary program with the goal to maintain legitimate trade while reducing security gaps. We entered the program in 2003. We made a firm commitment to enhance the security of goods moving through our international supply chains; to communicate the importance of developing security procedures to our clients, international partners and domestic partners.
Today, supply chain security is an integral part of our businesses and everyday life. Our policy is intended to provide JMR with a framework and a methodology for defining, guiding and sharing our security strategies with our partners to continuously develop and improve supply chain security against criminal activities that include drug trafficking, terrorism, human smuggling, and illegal contraband.
James Rodgers, CEO