The International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code – which came into effect on July 1, 2004 – is a, comprehensive security regime that seeks to establish an international framework of co-operation between governments, government agencies and the shipping and port industries in order to detect and take preventive measures against security incidents affecting ships or port facilities used in international trade.
Port Facility Security Assessments - What we do
A Port Facility Security Assessment is an essential and integral part of the process of developing and updating the Port Facility Security Plan. The assessment should be periodically reviewed and updated, taking into account changing threats and/or minor changes in the port facility and should always be reviewed and updated when major changes to a port facility take place. An independent assessment of your port facility will include the identification of:
- important assets and infrastructure
- possible threats to assets and infrastructure and the likelihood of their occurrence
- counter measures and procedural changes and their level of effectiveness in reducing vulnerability
- identification of any gaps and weaknesses in the infrastructure, policies and procedures
IMSARC in conjunction with a European Commission project has undertaken assessments on national compliance with the ISPS Code in
- Azerbaijan - Baku
- Georgia - Batumi, Poti, Kulevi.
- Kazakhstan, - Aktau
- Turkmenistan - Turkmenbashi
- Ukraine - Illichevsk, Odessa, Yuzhniy