Total Terminals International, LLC (TTI) strives to be a leader in Port Security nationwide. Toward that end, TTI works closely with federal, state, and local agencies and regulating authorities to provide the highest standard of marine terminal security. Our company is a member of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection C-TPAT Program which is the first worldwide supply chain security initiative. C-TPAT allows for industry partners to communicate the integrity and security of their operation to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, furthering the overall security of our nation's supply chain.
TTI utilizes cutting edge Port Security Command and Control Systems and 24-hour security personnel. This gives TTI the ability to respond to any breach of security or Transportation Security Incident (TSI) quickly and effectively, ensuring the continued flow of cargo. Security Access Control and Surveillance Systems are in place to make certain that only persons with a business purpose may gain access to TTI facilities.
TTI is a federally regulated facility and must comply with the United States Coast Guard's (USCG) Maritime Security Levels (MARSEC). The standard operational MARSEC Level is MARSEC 1, which means the minimum appropriate security measures shall be maintained. The Captain of the Port (COTP) of the USCG Sector Offices has the authority to raise their Port area's MARSEC Level, which will increase the security of all facilities within their COTP Zone. In addition to that, the Facility Security Officer of each terminal also has the ability to raise the MARSEC Levels locally on his/her respective facility at any time.
- MARSEC Level 1 means the level for which minimum appropriate security measures shall be maintained at all times. MARSEC 1 generally applies when HSAS Threat Condition Green, Blue, or Yellow are set.
- MARSEC Level 2 means the level for which appropriate additional protective security measures shall be maintained for a period of time as a result of heightened risk of a transportation security incident. MARSEC 2 generally corresponds to HSAS Threat Condition Orange.
- MARSEC Level 3 means the level for which further specific protective security measures shall be maintained for a limited period of time when a transportation security incident is probable, imminent, or has occurred, although it may not be possible to identify the specific target. MARSEC 3 generally corresponds to HSAS Threat Condition Red.
TTI in conjunction with U.S. Customs and Border Protection provides multiple layers of marine cargo security. 100% of the cargo which enters the U.S. Economy through the TTI Facilities is screened for radiological materials. A percentage of cargo is screened with x-ray technology, which allows U.S. Customs and Border Protection to verify if any security threats exist within a particular container or piece of cargo.