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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
7/2/2003

Ports Authority Joins C-TPAT: Anti-Terrorism Partnership

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Charleston, SC – The South Carolina State Ports Authority announced today that it will play an active role in the war on terrorism by signing up for the world’s first global supply chain security initiative.

At a ceremony this morning in the U.S. Custom House in Charleston, Ports Authority President and CEO Bernard S. Groseclose Jr. signed an agreement pledging South Carolina’s ports to the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, or C-TPAT.

Groseclose was joined by Customs & Border Protection's interim Charleston port director, Pam Zaresk, and Robert Gomez, C&BP's interim director of field operations in Atlanta. “We are committed to this program and to securing the supply chain,” said Groseclose.