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Marine Port Authority and Terminal Operators

To qualify, your company must be an active (within the past year) U.S. Marine or Port Terminal Operator.

Eligibility for U.S. based MPTO

  1. An active U.S. Marine or Port Terminal Operator (MPTO) in the U.S.
  2. Must handle cargo vessels arriving from international locations.
  3. Have a business office staffed in the U.S.
  4. Have an active Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Marine Terminal Operator (MTO) 6-digit FMC MTO number
  5. Have a designated company officer that will be the primary cargo security officer responsible for CTPAT

Eligibility for foreign-based MPTO

  1. An active MPTO in an international location that received an invitation from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to join CTPAT.
  2. Must handle cargo vessels departing to the U.S.
  3. Have a designated company officer that will be the primary cargo security officer responsible for CTPAT
Last modified: 
June 14, 2018