Georgia Port Funding Announced

Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Governor Sonny Perdue announced awarding $1.695 million in Port Security Grants to the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA). "I want to thank President Bush, Secretary Ridge, and our excellent delegation in Washington for these homeland security funds that will help protect Georgia's coast from acts of terrorism and provide further security enhancements for our ports," said Governor Sonny Perdue. "We must continue to work with our leadership in Washington to ensure that the citizens of Georgia are protected from all forms of terrorism." More than eighty percent of the funding, or $1.4 million, will provide funding for an Access Control Security Management System at the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick. This program will enable the GPA to make the best use of its physical and operational security resources, focusing on credentialing, intrusion detection, and video surveillance. The funds are part of a $179,025,900 program being made available from the federal FY04 budget from the Transportation Security Administration, an agency of the Department of Homeland Security. The program is designed to improve dockside and perimeter security which is vital to securing our critical national seaports. Funding for Georgia includes:

· $1,395,000 for Access Control Security Management in Savannah and Brunswick

· $67,500 for Handheld Explosive Detection Devices in Savannah and Brunswick

· $103,000 for Security Surveillance Cameras, Brunswick

· $129,500 for Pedestrian Access Control, Savannah

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter January 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ports

COSCO Plans European Transhipment Hub

China's COSCO is forging ahead with a plan to build a European transhipment hub, reports Reuters. The state owned shipping giant is expected to make an offer for

MOL Enhances CSW Service between Asia and East Coast South America

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL, President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced the enhancement of its Asia and East Coast South America trade by merging existing

World's Richest Travellers Prefer Panama

According to AFP Relaxnews, Panama saw the most growth in interest among the world’s richest jetsetters for travel this winter and spring.   Panama saw the most

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0688 sec (15 req/sec)