The ISPS Code provides a framework through which ships and port facilities can co-operate to detect and deter acts which pose a threat to maritime security. The ISPS Code enables the detection and deterrence of security threats within an international framework, establishes roles and responsibilities, enables collection and exchange of security information, provides a methodology for assessing security and ensures that adequate security measures in place.
It requires ship and port facility staff to gather and assess information, maintain communication protocols, restrict access, prevent the introduction of unauthorised weapons, etc. , provide the means to raise alarms and put in place vessel and port security plans and ensure training and drills are conducted.
We can provide you with expert security advice delivered at a level that suits your needs. You receive the assistance you need to develop and implement an effective security management system that meets the requirements of the ISPS Code.
In the most part of the international ports, the ISPS Code certification is a minimum requirement for any international ship that dock there.
Groupe Canada Consulting 's ISPS code expertise is internationally recognized, enhanced by a sound reputation in ISPS code implementation. Groupe Canada Consulting 's Maritime Security ISPS code experts have the synthesis of specialities necessary to direct and support clients through the entire process from site auditing and assessment, through remedial action plans and their properly managed execution, to final verification and sign-off.
Groupe Canada Consulting will interact with strategic partners and integrators to ensure collaborative and cooperative solutions.
We offer a full suite of services to help you comply with the ISPS Code in the most practical and cost-effective manner. Our full range of ISPS services includes:
The ISPS code requires that security assessments are carried out and that security plans are developed. Because no two ports or port facilities are the same, we will work with you to develop the most efficient and cost-effective range of advisory services suited to your organisation.
Port and port facilities can be very complex. We can provide you with a gap analysis a detailed report of the requirements necessary to achieve compliance with the ISPS Code and national requirements. Our analysis will identify the training needs of your port facility security officers (PFSOs) and others, and describe how to develop port facility security assessments (PFSAs) where applicable, and port facility security plans (PFSPs) for approval by contracting governments.
You may be able to use the gap analysis as the basis for an action plan, enabling you to develop your PFSP in-house. Should you require further assistance, we can work with you to develop a package that is tailored to your specific needs.
Required by some flag administrations, although not specifically required by the Code, is the need for security management training. We have developed programmes for company, ship and port facility security officers, which are available worldwide at times and locations of your choice.
New container ships and new ro-ro cargo ships (i.e. container and ro-ro cargo ships constructed on or after 1 July 2004) are required to comply with the requirements of regulation XI-2/6 on ship security alert systems on the date they enter service.
Existing container ships and existing ro-ro cargo ships (i.e. container and ro-ro cargo ships constructed before 1 July 2004) are considered, for the purpose of regulation XI-2/6, as other cargo ships and are required to comply with the requirements for ship security alert system not later than the first survey of their radio installation after 1 July 2006.
Passenger ships includes ro-ro passenger ships. Thus, new ro-ro passenger ships (i.e. ro-ro passenger ships constructed on or after 1 July 2004) are required to comply with the requirements of regulation XI-2/6 on ship security alert systems on the date they enter service. Existing ro-ro passenger ships (i.e. ro-ro passenger ships constructed before 1 July 2004) are required to comply with the requirements for ship security alert system not later than the first survey of their radio installation after 1 July 2004.