Seven companies joined the Secure Trade Partnership (STP) and STP-Plus schemes in the second quarter of 2014. STP is a voluntary certification programme that encourages companies to adopt robust security measures and contribute to improving the security of the global supply chain.
SUTL Corporation, a subsidiary of the SUTL Group of companies, is a Singapore-based enterprise experienced in distribution and trading with a global presence across 18 markets.
"This STP certification places SUTL as one of the trusted partners of Singapore Customs, allowing our customers to benefit from expedited clearance in participating countries through the Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRA). It is an affirmation of SUTL's commitment to be a reliable and quality partner in the global supply chain," said Mr Peter Tay, Executive Director, SUTL Global.
WORLDGATE EXPRESS LINES
Worldgate offers comprehensive one-stop global transport solutions under three complementary divisions, namely Ship Agency, International Freight Forwarding and Logistic Management.
"Being STP-certified, this has reaffirmed our reliability and commitment to protect the company's employees, properties, information and customers' assets from potential threats in the supply chain," said Ms Rajes Murugaian, Deputy General Manager.
GLOBAL AIRFREIGHT INTERNATIONAL
Global Airfreight International (GAI) offers complete supply chain solutions, where people are the core to making a difference.
"GAI is honoured to be awarded the STP-Plus status and to be part of this premium branding. Our customers will benefit from the highest possible security measures we have put in place and a faster customs clearance, enhancing our customerdelight culture and timely deliveries," said Mr Poh Choon Lay, Chief Operating Officer.
UNITED TEST & ASSEMBLY CENTER
United Test & Assembly Center's (UTAC) vision is to have passionate people providing customers with world class turnkey test and assembly services.
"With STP-Plus recognition, UTAC is able to ship cargo across other countries with stable, secure and robust measures and less hindrance. This eventually establishes mutual trust and confidence with our customers and suppliers all over the world," said Mr Murugan Darmiah, Logistics Manager and Strategic Goods Control Officer.
ARVATO DIGITAL SERVICES
Arvato Digital Services (ADS) is a leading international supplier for kitting, distribution of hardware and software products, and e-Commerce Backend Logistics.
"ADS places paramount emphasis on quality, security and integrity. This underlines the management philosophy, operation processes and control mechanism. ADS delivers the value of a stable and trusted supply chain to our customers. Certifying to STP-Plus further strengthens our commitment in supply chain security to our customers as well as to government authorities," said Ms Tay Siew Heang, Supply Chain Operations Director.
DOW CHEMICAL PACIFIC (SINGAPORE) ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS SINGAPORE
Dow Chemical Pacific (Singapore) provides innovative solutions for a wide range of products, including Performance Plastics, Performance Materials, Coatings and Infrastructure Solutions.
Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials Singapore (a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company) is a one of the leading providers of electronic materials products in Semiconductor, Interconnect, Display and Growth Technologies.
"We have been an active participant in STP-Plus since 2007 and are delighted to expand our existing STP-Plus certification to all other legal entities in Singapore. This aligns with our key objective of expanding our supply chain security programs globally," said Ms Balbinder Dhaliwal, Regional Customs and Trade Compliance Leader – Asia Pacific.