The scope of the ISPS code for the security of your cargo
The ISPS (International Ship and Port facility Security) code describes a complete set of measures aiming at improving the ship and port facility security. This worldwide security scheme especially follows up the 11 September attacks.
Most HAROPA installations are ISPS certified. All HAROPA sensitive terminals are entirely fenced, lit and watched.
The departments of port security
HAROPA Port Security departments are made up of uniformed and armed officers. Having special prerogatives, the sworn officers carry out 3 main types of assignments :
- PREVENTION: preventive and deterrent action, owing to a constant and visible presence 7/24 on-site,
- PROTECTION: ensuring the surveillance and protection of the premises, sheds, sensitive infrastructures, logistics and industrial port sites,
- INTERVENTION: a continuous presence of the security officers enables them to intervene rapidly for any reported or detected event.
Approved Economic Operator certification
The AEO certification is a new European standard as regards the security and safety of the international logistics chain. It is founded upon a world standard framework, the SAFE framework of the OMD (Organisation Mondiale des Douanes for “World Customs Organization”), inspired by the American initiatives after the attacks of September 11th (C-TPAT Certification).
All players of the port transit are concerned by the AEO certification: industrialists, logisticians, freight forwarders, customs brokers, carriers, hauliers, shipping companies and agents, port stevedores, services for ships, etc.
Owing to a determined approach and strong involvement of port players, a collective support of the SMEs towards the AEO certification (LSN – Logistique Seine Normandie programmme), HAROPA has a significant number of partners who are AEO-certified.