Ports and the flows of goods that run through them constitute a vulnerable target. Therefore strict (international) laws and regulations are drafted for security and surveillance in ports. Due to the ongoing terrorist threat and other criminal activities like drug and human trafficking, the security in transport and logistics tightened dramatically. With the introduction of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) code seaports, port facilities and ships aim to become secured on the same level as airports to help them protect themselves against crime and terrorism. The emphasis is on preventing uncontrolled persons and goods coming in and going out.
Port Security Center is a Dutch initiative that aims at offering you all the information you need to know about the laws and regulations concerning the ISPS Code and their implementation. Port Security Center helps you applying for a Port Facility Security Assessment, drawing up your Port Facility Security Plan and supports you with the performance of the necessary training, drills and exercises.