Port Security
Measures, Regulations and Initiatives
Security - Ships, Ports, Shippers
Port Facility Security Officer
Harmonisation of Safety and Security
Port Economics
Port Marketing
Port Operations
Port Mechanical Engineering
EDP Support in Port Affairs
Maritime Administrations

HPC Hamburg Port
Consulting GmbH

Container Terminal Altenwerder
Am Ballinkai 1
D-21129 Hamburg, Germany

Phone: +49 40 - 740 08 - 801
Fax: +49 40 - 740 08 - 878


Port Security (see more...)

Measures, Regulations and Initiatives

The kind and impact of terrorist attacks has reached new dimensions in the past few years. Social and business centres are key points and raised up to attractive targets. In the world wide trade the sea shipping as well as the corresponding infrastructure has a leading role. In this case for example ports are big trans-shipment centres for huge trade volumes. In addition they are high important knots for distribution and providing of big regions. Furthermore it is to consider that they are located often within or nearby big cities and industrial areas. From that point of view it is very important to protect ports and port facilities from terrorist attacks.

Outline of Contents
This Seminar give an overview to current and actual security rules and measures, which based on several initiatives of the US and are accepted by international organisations like the IMO as new standards in the range of security.
Safety vs. security: Differences and common features
The individual initiatives - Overview: Context and
circumstances, laws, oblige and optional measures
Responsible institutions and Authorities in Germany and EU
Economic effects for participants, figures of costs

Lectures and presentations according to that issue as well as interaction and discussions with the audience. Corresponding to the audience it is possible to deal with their points of interests.

Target group
Focused are leaders and decision makers from the middle and high management level of companies, which are interested in this measures according to their responsibilities. In primary concern the seminar inform the management about regulations, responsibilities, laws and consequences for sharing and not sharing.

Port Security


In the range of sea shipping and port operations was a lot of rules and regulations against terrorist attacks, to protect ships and port facilities and to keep products and goods safe against manipulation declared.
Important is the protection of ships and port facilities against attacks and the protection of transport tools (like containers) against the usage as weapons respectively against the usage for transport of staff, materials, weapons, dangerous substances and devices.

Outline of Contents
In contradiction to the seminar OVERVIEW, this seminar deal with the contents and the arrangement of the different regulations and initiatives.
ISPS-Code part A/B in addition to SOLAS
The 24-hour-rule for declaration of products and goods to
the US customs; participants; impacts and practical
consequences to logistic chains
Die CSI from the US customs to identify Containers of risk
before loading; employment in practice; technologies and tools
C-TPAT: the pact against terrorism which is official only
accepted for American companies but the keeping of these
rules will approximately also forced from international trading
partners. Employment in practice and impact to the
competition and business of companies trading with US

Lectures and presentations according to that issue as well as interaction and discussions with the audience.
Corresponding to the audience it is possible to deal with their points of interests.
The necessary regulations and papers will offered by our company.

Target group
Focused are persons and decision makers which are responsible to security requests and for implementing the corresponding measures in their companies.
The seminar help to get knowledge to the corresponding rules and regulations and their realisation in practice.

Security - Ships, Ports, Shippers

Regarding to the measures for avoiding terrorist attacks, the extension to the SOLAS regulations with the ISPS code part a and part b take a leading role. this code describe the measures for shippers, port facilities and ships which are to implement. These measures will separated for three security levels. For ships, port facilities and shippers (companies) so called security officers must appointed. Security plans which describe the specific measures have to be elaborated. Several Authorities like Contracting Governments, Designated Authorities and Recognised Security Organisations are responsible for auditing, verification and certification of personnel and equipment.

Outline of Content
This seminar will explain the specific tasks and responsibilities, possible representatives and communication interfaces with and between the authorities and organisations according to the ISPS code and what does that for shippers, ships and port facilities mean.
ISPS-Code part A/B: who is responsible for what and
who is needing what?
Rules and time tables (as well as deadlines)?
How to get an certificate?
Who educates? From where is to get consulting?

Lectures and presentations accorging to that issue as well as interactions and discussions with the audience.
Depends on the composition of the audience it is possible to meet their special points of interests.
The appropriate regulations can offered on request.

Target group
Focused are persons and decision makers which be intensively occupied with the implementation and transfer of this measures in their companies.
This seminar to get the necessary knowledge about procedures and methods achieving the application of the ISPS code related requirements.


Port Facility Security Officer (see also here...)

The ISPS-Code which is adopted from the IMO forces the implementation of several measures to avoid terrorist attacks and the misuse of facilities and equipment for terrorist purposes. The security of port facilities has also a leading role. Concerning to the port facility a port facility security officer is to appoint which is responsible for undertaking and control the appropriate measures. Working security staff with appropriate responsibilities in security matters will preferred to appoint as an PFSO, so that only the extension of their knowledge is necessary.

Outline of Contents
This Seminar aims the further education to become a Port Facility Security Officer. In that seminar the appropriate responsibilities as well as methods for conducting port facility assessments and -audits, create and implement the port facility plan and also verification and certification procedures will discussed and described.
ISPS-Code part A/B (SOLAS Chapter XI-I/XI-II) in general
ISPS-Code: relevant part for the PFSO
Physical Security and Inspection (equipment and systems)
Security measures
Risk analyses
PFS assessment
PFS plan
Forms and petitions
Selection and training of security stuff

Lectures and presentations accorging to that issues as well as workshops and group works.
Depends on the composition of the audience it is possible to meet their special points of interests.
The necessary documents will offered to the participants.

Target group
Focused are persons and stuff which have to become a port facility security officer. Preferred is personnel responsibilities in security matters.

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Port Facilities

Port Security

Harmonisation of Safety and Security

According to the measures for avoiding terrorism attacks, which are determined as the result of the WTC attack from September, 11th in 2001, the world is speaking about security-measures. That means there is a distinction between safety and security. Despite both supplements each other and partly they have the same base. This come to the question how far convergence and harmonisation are possible and reasonable. Beyond the ISPS-Code there exists other codes like the ISM-Code. Plans of escape, against threats and for avoiding accidents are implemented on many places and well working. This plans have also relevance according to so called security measures. It is also possible and reasonable to harmonise and optimise organisational and management structures.

Outline of Contents
Beyond the co-ordination of relevant regulations processes will identified, which applies to safety as well as security requirements.
A further issue is the harmonisation of Management and within the organisation.
ISPS and ISM: obligations and options, common features
Guidelines and best practice for Port Security
(in co-ordination with safety measures)
Organisational structures
Outsourcing vs. insourcing
Administration, controlling and reporting
Concepts of personnel management

Lectures and presentations to that issues and also workshops (case studies)
Corresponding to the audience it is possible to deal with their points of interests.
The necessary documents and papers will offered by our company.

Target group
Persons and decision maker from the management, persons with responsibilities to safety issues.