Seaports assume a fundamental role in the economy, as they dynamically integrate supply and transportation chains in the «hinterland».
In a globalized economy, competition between ports, airports, logistics platforms, petrochemical terminals, etc..., depends on the ability to gain advantage over others.
These advantages are obtained by the ability to articulate those involved in safety and operation of the «hinterland», handle traffic quickly, reliably and the ability to integrate all activities: administrative, customs, control, security, in order to build fast and efficient channels that allow goods carried to reach their final destination in the shortest possible time and at the lowest cost.
Integrated technological platforms, as EGAPI ID -System are critical, providing greater security, operational efficiency, better service and cost reduction in the operations Ports play.
The «new economy» concept, logistic is based on efficient services with goods delivered just- in-time and door-to -door. The link between logistics and international safety rules (IMO ISPS CODE), is critical to the efficiency and profitability of the port operation.
IMO ISPS Code
The IMO (International Maritime Organization) supports the «International Ship and Port Facility Security Code» (ISPS Code), which is a set of measures to support the security of ships and port facilities.
Its development and implementation was accelerated, in relation to the attacks of September 11, 2001, NY and the attack of the French ship Limburg, to safeguard threats to ships and port facilities.
The USA Coast Guard, with IMO, led the creation and implementation of security measures.
This code of conduct has been agreed with over 108 signatories to the SOLAS Convention, in London, in 2002.
The measures agreed for the ISPS Code were made compulsory in 2004.
The ISPS Code establishes certain rules that make ships and port facilities safer:
- Entry and exit control of people and vehicles on the premises;
- Delineation and Security perimeter of the premises;
- Delineation of International Zones;
- Surveillance of the perimeter of the harbor, the pier and access to port areas;
- Registration of ALL people and vehicles on port facilities.
In 2003 EGAPI develops and implements the first access control version to port areas more sensitive. This implementation takes into account the requirements of ISPS, applying them in Petrochemical Terminal of the Port of Sines.
nternationally audited successfully, platform customers EGAPI - ID -System, are on the list of ports supported by this standard worldwide. Subsequent versions of the platform integrate other technological components and streamline operational processes.
A ship, before arriving at a port, must inform about the last 10 ports visited, and if any port visited certificate is not in accordance with the ISPS Code ,you may have to adopt additional protective measures - levels of readiness ISPS.
The EGAPI solutions suit and support control procedures and facilities accessibility, in conjunction with the readiness levels defined ISPS Code.
International trade and the maritime sector is highly competitive. Ships avoid Ports that are not certified in accordance with the ISPS Code.
The EGAPI ID -System platform reflects and implements the safety standards of the ISPS Code. Its applicability can therefore be seen in infrastructures such as airports , railway terminals , logistics parks and other facilities related to international areas .
In facilities, exists procedures and access cards for security. Controlled access zones to face risks - storage and handling of dangerous goods, etc.
The police and custom authorities also have identification titles for access to port areas, ships and internationally areas.
The ID -System platform, supports the interoperability of all components, procedures and entities, speeding it up.
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