2012 03 28

The Grimaldi Group becomes the first shipping company in Italy to be awarded the full Authorised Economic Operator (AEO-F) status. The prestigious award was granted by the Italian Customs Authorities in Naples in the areas of Customs Simplifications and Security and Safety, following a special audit made at the Group’s Head Office.

The award results from six months of preparation of the Group’s Safety, Quality and Security Department and certifies that the Grimaldi Group fulfills comprehensive security and safety guidelines laid down by the EU with regard to reliability, solvency, compliance with relevant legal provisions and fulfillment of specific security and safety standards.

Being certified means, among others, lower risk that the flow of goods into and out the EU will be stopped for examination, reduced number of data to be provided for the summary declarations and easier access to authorizations and permits.

The status of the Authorised Economic Operator applies to all economic operators and their business partners playing a role in the international supply chain, i.e. producers, exporters, forwarders, warehouse keepers, customs agents, carriers, importers who are involved in activities covered by the relevant customs legislation and are eligible in terms of reliability and security in the supply chain.

The AEO certification reinforces Grimaldi’s ongoing commitment to quality and reliability in its maritime and logistics services as well as preventive security and safety measures. AEO accreditation is a further sign of the quality of the Grimaldi Group’s processes in creating a secure supply chain based on maritime transport.

Source Grimaldi Group

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