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AAPA Adds Security Seminar to Schedule of Programs

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has added a seminar on port security to its industry-leading schedule of education and training programs. This AAPA Security Seminar, the third in two years, is set for July 30 through Aug. 1 at the Sheraton Los Angeles Harbor in San Pedro, Calif. "With security being by far the No. 1 priority for seaports today, we believe it is vital that we dedicate an entire 2½-day seminar to the myriad issues surrounding port security," said Kurt J. Nagle, President of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). The AAPA Security Seminar will bring to an even dozen the number of annual conferences, seminars and related programs offered by the association.

Maritime Industry Gathers to Address Cyber Security Threats

Pic: Maritime and Ports Authority (MPA)

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Singapore Shipping Association has co-organised the inaugural Cyber Security Seminar in conjunction with the Singapore Maritime Week 2016. Teo Chin Hock, Senior Advisor, Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA), delivered the keynote address. In his speech, Mr Teo outlined the concerns of cyber incidents leading to disruption and highlighted the broad mitigating strategies. Other cyber security thought leaders sharing their expertise and experience at the seminar included Mr Philip Tinsley…

Security Seminar & Expo Set For Boston

Boston Harbor will be the location for American Association of Port Authorities' (AAPA) 11th Port Security Seminar and Exhibition, July 18-20. The annual event will focus on practices and challenges faced by the port industry, giving participants further insight into one of the most critical issues affecting ports today. The seminar will also feature an exhibition area for vendors to showcase the latest in port security goods and services. One of the topics to be discussed will be implementation of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), a new United States Department of Homeland Security program that requires criminal background checks, security threat assessments and purchase of a biometric photo ID card for those requiring unescorted access to U.S.

Singapore MPA Briefs Community on Security

The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) has conducted a Maritime Security Seminar for the local shipping community. Lee Seng Kong MPA Senior Director, advised attendees that maritime security must become as integral as safety.

BASS To Demonstrate, Hold Seminar at Nor-Shipping

BASS will be exhibiting at Nor-Shipping 2003 from June 3-6, 2003, demonstrating the benefits of BASS Software at their stand located at D:4-26. During the same week, Barber International / BASS will be providing a seminar on the ISPS Code & Security on June 4 from 11 a.m. – 12 Noon, at Arena Hotel next, located next door to Nor-shipping. The Barber Security Seminar aims to present the implications of the new security policy, with sharing of experience of vessels calling US ports, assessments, planning and training, and crew related aspects on security and training. BASS is also giving a safety software presentation at this seminar. In addition, the BASS Europe User Conference 2003 is the company’s main event, which will be held from June 2-3, 2003 in Lysaker, Norway.

Singapore Hosts Multilateral Maritime Security Seminar

Singapore is hosting a series of multilateral maritime security activities that include a two-day weekend sea exercise involving 18 warships and a seminar, the Jakarta Post reported. The events are being attended by navies from countries including China, Japan, Russia, the United States and France, the Defense Ministry said. The navies will use simulators in a tactical training exercise to establish procedures in dealing with maritime security threats, the ministry said. The maritime exercise, which starts Saturday in the South China Sea, will enable the participants to practice these tactics, the ministry said. Aside from Singapore…

Security Seminar Series a Success

"An excellent and useful presentation. The program provided the high level information I needed to further my understanding of the new security regulations as they are currently written," said Tom Smith, VP Human Resources, QI & CSO, Canal Barge Company, Inc. Mr. Smith's comments were taken following the first of a series of seminars designed to explain the new Coast Guard Maritime Security regulations, published July 01, 2003, which was held at the New Orleans Airport Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, July 22, 2003. The seminar was co-sponsored by the Havnen Group of New Orleans, well known maritime consultants and The Maritime Group of New York, publishers of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, Marine News, the Marine Security Sourcebook and marinelink.com .

AAPA Port Security Seminar & Expo Set for Houston

The American Association of Port Authorities' (AAPA) 12th Port Security Seminar and Exhibition, is being held in , July 16-18. The expo plans to address concerns focusing on the security and safety challenges confronting public seaport agencies and marine terminal operators throughout the . The seminar will also feature a day-long exhibition on July 17 to showcase the latest security trends, technologies and products in the seaport industry. Some of the key topics to be discussed include implementing the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program (including the devices that will eventually "read" the embedded biometrics in TWIC identification cards)…

IMCA to Hold Maritime Security Seminar

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is hosting a Security Seminar in London on Thursday, November 10, which will focus on human factors in modern maritime security. Sponsored by Subsea 7 and Technip, the event is a continuation of IMCA's new series of mini-seminars – niche events tailored to tackle specific topics. “The day-long seminar at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in South Kensington will provide an invaluable opportunity for all concerned to understand the impact of human factors on security in key areas of the offshore marine contracting industry – both in the oil and gas, and renewable energy sectors,” explained Richard Benzie, IMCA’s Technical Director. “It will cover both the global risk to people, and the internal cyber security threat.

New Version of CommandBridge Software

As the American Association of Port Authorities Port Security Seminar and Exposition opens in Miami, The Mariner Group is releasing version 5.7 of its field-proven flagship Situation Resolution Management platform: CommandBridge™, which includes new features such as Situation Board, OneView, Replay and CommandPost. This software uses advanced software technology to cut through security-information clutter, bring vital data to the surface, place the data in a relevant context, provide a visual summarized operating picture, provide system users various options for action, and allow team members to easily cooperate and share the information inside their organization and with outside agencies. Steve Dryden, Mariner CEO, commenting on the latest release of CommandBridge, ...

IMO to Organize Piracy, Security Seminar

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is to organize a high-level, sub-regional seminar in Aden, Yemen, on maritime security and prevention of piracy and armed robbery against ships. Aimed at senior officials in the maritime and port authorities of selected countries in the region, the seminar, to be convened in April 2005, will provide an opportunity for participants to gain a deeper insight into measures to prevent and eradicate acts of piracy and armed robbery against ships and of the provisions to strengthen ship and port security, in particular those contained in the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention chapter XI/2 and the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code. The five-day event will be split into three subject-specific sections.

Countering Maritime Terrorism

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

A seminar looking at maritime security issues ranging from cyber security on board ships to piracy and illegal maritime activities concluded in Copenhagen (12-13 December). Industry security experts have concluded that maritime crime will not be stopped any time soon – and that cyber incidents would continue to expand in frequency and severity. This was the consensus at BIMCO’s first ever Maritime Security Seminar in Copenhagen. There was further consensus that regional instability…

Maritime Crimes On The Rise, Says BIMCO Experts

Pic: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Industry security experts have concluded that maritime crime will not be stopped any time soon – and that cyber incidents would continue to expand in frequency and severity. This was the consensus at BIMCO’s first ever Maritime Security Seminar in Copenhagen. There was further consensus that regional instability in the Horn of Africa confirms the need to retain legacy systems such as the Maritime Security Centre – Horn of Africa (MSCHOA) and the Shared Awareness and Deconfliction (SHADE) initiative to continue to deter piracy.

US Helps Micronesia Boost Port Security

(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Activities Far East)

A U.S. Coast Guard International Port Security team in cooperation with officials from the Federated States of Micronesia’s Department of Transportation, Communication and Infrastructure completed three days of port facility security seminars in March. The engagement involved sharing best practices for conducting drills and exercises and to observe the implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code at Kosrae Okat Commercial Dock port facility in the Port of Kosrae. “In a global economy, your security is our security,” said Lt. Cmdr. Chester K.

MPA Hosts IMO Sub-Regional Seminar/Workshop

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is hosting an International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Seminar/Workshop on Maritime and Port Security for East Asian Countries from 26 to 30 Aug 2002 at the M Hotel. The five-day event (3-day seminar and 2-day workshop) is held for the first time in Singapore. It aims to raise the awareness of the regional governments participating in the Seminar/Workshop and the shipping industry on the measures to prevent and suppress unlawful acts, including terrorism directed at ports, port personnel as well as ships at sea and in port areas, passengers and crews. It also aims to provide participants with guidance to assess…

Seminar Stresses Port Security to Reduce Stowaways

Port facilities need to further strengthen their capacities for surveillance and access control, in order to reduce the incidence of stowaways, participants at a regional seminar on stowaways in West and Central Africa agreed. The IMO Regional Seminar on Stowaways in West and Central Africa: Analysis of the current situation and measures to reduce their number was held in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, from March 25-27, 2014, hosted by the Ministry of Transport of Côte d’Ivoire in the premises of the Port of Abidjan. More than 50 participants, 31 of which were funded by IMO’s Technical Cooperation program attended the seminar, including security and immigration officials from the 12 most frequent ports of embarkation of stowaways (major ports of Benin…

AAPA Forum to Focus on Technology Solutions

“Moving Goods: More, Better, Faster, Safer” is the theme for the American Association of Port Authorities’ 2007 Operations, Information Technology & Safety Seminar, slated for April 24-26 in Jacksonville, Fla. The seminar will focus on the integration and cooperation required today among those challenged with maintaining and improving freight-handling operations at public ports. Rapidly increasing trade volumes, heightened security requirements and changes in technology can compromise freight handling efficiency and safety. This seminar will feature insights from players throughout the supply chain,] including those representing ocean, rail and motor carriers, who will discuss operational productivity, velocity and efficiency of goods movement at seaports.

Homeland Security Certification

More than 50 Navy professionals – Sailors and civilians – earned their homeland security certification Nov. 6 after attending a two-day seminar in Pearl Harbor. Following the days of Sept. 11, 2001, a call to action was made for all Americans to come together in defense of the county, and the discussion of homeland security became a leading topic of the day. The American College of Forensic Examiners (ACFEI) developed a program in January 2003 for people around the nation to become certified in homeland security. The Certified in Homeland Security (CHS) program, according to the program's Web site, provides certification, training and continuing education to professionals committed to improving homeland security.

Preparations in the Way for New Security Regulations

The Havnen Group is presenting seminars focusing on vessel and facility security, as well as qualification training to perform USCG-mandated security assessments.

Seminar Helps Strengthen Security in West/Central Africa

More than 60 participants from the 20 coastal Member States[i] of the Port Management Association of West and Central Africa (PMAWCA) joined international experts for a seminar on maritime and port security, held in Cotonou, Benin, from July 22-25, organized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), in conjunction with PMAWCA. Experts from France, the United States Coast Guard, the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the international police organization, Interpol, shared their knowledge and respective areas of expertise on a range of issues…

Security Experts Confer on West Africa Maritime Security

More than 60 participants from the 20 coastal Member States  of the Port Management Association of West and Central Africa (PMAWCA)  joined international experts for a seminar on maritime and port security, held in Cotonou, Benin & organized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Experts from France, the United States Coast Guard, the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the international police organization, Interpol, shared their knowledge and respective areas of expertise on a range of issues…

London Gateway Ups Security Measures

(Photo: DP World London Gateway)

Expanded use of converged security and information management platform will support physical and IT security program at DP World London Gateway. London Gateway, one of the U.K.’s major ports owned and operated by DP World, has implemented converged security and information management (CSIM) software port-wide to increase security and provide overall situational awareness capability. Situated on the north bank of the River Thames, the deep-sea container port is located next to Europe’s largest logistics park, providing shipping access to key U.K. consumer markets.

Lloyd’s Register Spreads the Word on Maritime Safety

to SOLAS Chapter XI, which now includes a new International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code. On Monday this week, Lloyd's Register held the first in a global program of practical seminars aimed at helping the marine industry understand the implications of the new Regulations. for ISM. as a difficult subject. Piraeus, Hong Kong and Singapore. Speaking after the seminar, Captain Andy Mitchell, Head of Lloyd's Register's Marine Management Systems group commented; "Maritime security is often portrayed as a complicated subject, so it important that the industry takes a practical, rather than a bureaucratic, approach. assistance with developing and implementing systems to comply with ISPS.

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