Security arrangements in the ports

ISPS, International Ship and Port Facility Security Code

The code affects the traffic as follows:

Security Level 1: Normal situation

  • Port areas are fenced (Secured Area). This area may be entered only by booked vehicles provided with acceptable cargo documentation on the consignor, consignee, total weight and goods description and documentation on the dangerous goods when applicable.
  • All shipped vehicles must be booked in advance
  • Vehicles on the waiting list must wait outside the Secured Area or make a reservation at the check-in office.
  • In the port of destination the vehicle must leave the Secured Area without delay.
  • Inspections will be carried out by the authorities responsible for application of the ISPS code.

Security level 2: heightened level of readiness

  • Detailed goods documentation is required on every consignor, consignee, total weight, goods description and number of packages.
  • The driver must identify himself and prove his connection to the transport company he is representing in every case, regardless if he is accompanying the vehicle onboard or not.
  • The vehicle must arrive at the port latest two hours prior the departure.

Security level 3

  • Security level 3 is applied in case of emergency. All cargo handling takes place under supervision of the authorities.

ISPS code is valid internationally. It is supervised by the UN sub-organization IMO (International Maritime Organization). The aim of the code is to enhance security in ports and onboard.