3PL Company Makes Commitment to Security

Tucson, AZ: International Logistics Solutions (ILS) has recently been certified as a partner in The Customs-Trade Partnership against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program.

By participating in this important Customs and Border Protection Agency initiative, ILS will be making a vital contribution towards helping to secure the nation's borders, as well as ensuring the continued flow of international free trade.

As a C-TPAT partner, the role of International Logistics Solutions (ILS) is to make certain that appropriate security measures, based upon risk analysis and consistent with C-TPAT security criteria, are maintained in a documented and verifiable format throughout its supply chains. Additionally, as a participant in the C-TPAT program, ILS will implement and maintain an established, verifiable and documented process for the selection of its business partners. These entities must develop security procedures consistent with C-TPAT security criteria, as well.

"We place a high value on the maintenance of the integrity and security of our supply chain," stated Juan Carlos Seldner, president of ILS. "In our business we ship raw material and finished product for companies manufacturing in Mexico, shippers of bulk materials and goods and materials for domestic transport. We consider it our responsibility to work proactively to ensure trade security."

International Logistic Solutions is a member of The Offshore Group family of companies. As a 3-PL service provider, ILS lends world-class transportation and value-added logistics support to top manufacturers in Mexico. The company offers a complete cross border supply chain management (SCM) solution.

C-TPAT is a voluntary government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that strengthen and improve overall international supply chain and U.S. border security.

The Offshore Group is the largest provider of outsourced business support, "shelter" services in Mexico. Currently 61 businesses operate at The Offshore Group's three Mexico manufacturing industrial parks in the State of Sonora, the city of Saltillo, Coahuila, and at the Group's Vangtel subsidiary in Hermosillo. Vangtel offers Mexico shelter services to companies that occupy the call center, IT development and BPO markets, while the International Logistic Solutions Company (ILS) is a leading provider of supply chain services. The Offshore Group has recently initiated operations in Mexico's second largest city, Guadalajara.