SAE Media Group’s 5th Annual International Port Security addresses the latest developments in port security enforcement focusing on the rise in organised crime within ports, compliance with the ISPS code and new systems including the Port Security Management System.

Case studies from ports around the globe, briefing sessions from government bodies and leading security technology providers ensure delegates are up-to-date with high priority information that enables you to best secure your seaports, economies and means of trade.

International Port Security hosts an exceptional roster of key opinion leaders and provides unrivalled insight into challenges faced in ports from theft of cargo, illegal immigration, drug smuggling and corruption of high level port staff, which is the key to the majority of organized crime operations. Visiongain valued the maritime security market at $21.8bn in 2013. With 2014 showing no sign of slowing up in terms of investment in the sector, it is imperative that stakeholders understand where and why this huge figure is being spent and have the opportunity to compare the best practice of global leaders against their own mitigation of threat.

This event aims to bring together International speakers from key nations including West Africa, Northern Europe, the Middle East and many more.

Preview the latest technology systems, initiatives, directives and practices that are driving advancement in the sector
Obtain a greater understanding of end to end port security
Reach out and network with an unrivalled array of stakeholders within the community including industry leaders and port operators
Take the opportunity to get involved with interactive panel debates


Job Titles:

Harbour Master
Operations Manager
Captain of the Port
Maritime Security Coordinator
Marine Inspection Personnel
CEO / Director / Deputy Director
Chief Security Officer / Head of Security
Port Security Officer / Port Facility Security Officer
Head of Maritime Safety and Security
Head of Cargo Security / Supply Chain Security
Risk Manager
Head of Port of Entry  

Organisations and Areas:

Departments of Transport
Provincial and Municipal Government Representatives
Port Authorities
Port Facilities / Terminal / Container Operators
Port Security Services
Police Services
Intelligence Agencies
Naval Forces
Coast Guards
Shipping and Cruising Ship Companies
Security programmes
Port security operations
Maritime surveillance
Systems and operations
Plans and requirements
Domain awareness
Maritime programmes

Airport and Seaport Police; C.STEINWEG N.V.; Canadian Armed Forces (Navy); CEMPA; Changed by order of Management; Constantza Port Administration; Copenhagen Malmö Port; DCT Gdansk S.A.; Dutch Customs; Elbit Systems Aerospace; EU Commission; General Dynamics UK; Gulf of Aden Group Transits Ltd; Harbout Masters Office; Homeland Security Research Corp; IHS Jane's Information Group; International Maritime Organisation; Liverpool John Moores University; MSC Home Terminal; Nederlandse Gasunie N V; Panasonic Magyarorszag K F T; Passport System, Inc; Petrospot; Police Rotterdam; Port of Antwerp; Port of Dover; Port of Gothenburg; Port Of Liverpool Police; Port Of Miami; Port of Rotterdam; Port of Rotterdam Authority; Port of Santos; Port Of Tallinn; Port of Venice; Proteez; QATAR PORT; Sakerhet o kvalitet; Seaport Police; Securitas Maritime Security Solutions; Securitas UK Ltd; SMi Group Ltd; Sonardyne International; Sri Lanka Ports Authority; Stena Line Sweden; T N O Defence Security And Safety; TagMaster AB; Terma A/S; The Okazaki Institute; UK Border Agency Home Office; Via Donau - Entwicklungsgesellschaft Mb H Fur Telematik Und Donauschiffahrt;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

John Dalby

John Dalby, CEO, Marine Risk Management Ltd.

9:10 IMO guidance on maritime security in territorial waters and port areas

Andrew Winbow

Andrew Winbow, Director Maritime Safety Division, Assistant Secretary-General, International Maritime Organisation

  • Implementing the ISPS Code
  • Organization of security in port facilities and anchorages
  • Ship / shore cooperation
  • Adopting a joined up approach
  • 9:50 Global Counter Piracy/Maritime Crime Initiatives – West and Central Africa

    Hallvard Flasland

    Hallvard Flasland, Branch Head NCAGS, NATO Shipping Centre, Maritime Command Northwood

  • United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
  • Interagency Approach
  • Policing Shores – TTW and EEZ
  • Regional, National, Local Approach with International support
  • Industry and Authorities

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 EU Port Security Legislation

    Christian Dupont

    Christian Dupont, Deputy Head of Unit, EU Commission

  • EU directive to further improve Port Security beyond ISPS Code
  • Extending security compliance requirements and responsibility to whole port area and inland supply chain
  • Current and potential challenges to port security over 1200 EU Seaports and 4000 Port Facilities  throughout the EU
  • 11:30 Closing the surveillance gap

    Nick Swift

    Nick Swift, Business Manager, Maritime Security, Sonardyne International

    ·         The threat profiles
    ·         Described the requirements that sonar based IDS can be address
    ·         Difference in sonar sensor to surface sensors
    ·         Installation methods
    ·         Performance of the systems, and how performance can be affected
    ·         Conclusion

    12:10 Implementation of Directive 2005/65/EC on Enhancing Port Security in Hamburg

    Michael  Kebernik

    Michael Kebernik, Head of Designated Authority, Waterways Police of Hamburg , Port of Hamburg

  • Facts and Figures
  • Implementation process
  • Monitoring and updating
  • Conclusion
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Brazilian Port Structure and Port of Santos

    Anderson Fagundes

    Anderson Fagundes, Port Facility Security Manager, Port of Santos, Brasil

  • Security and ISPS Code
  • Main processes and challenges of Port Security
  • Nation-wide preparations for 2016 Olympics
  • 14:30 Building an Integrated Situational Awareness Program: The Port of Los Angeles Story

    Donald Farrell (Ret)

    Donald Farrell (Ret), Captain, Los Angeles Port Police

  • Stakeholders: who needs to know what and in how much detail?
  • Communication Matrix development
  • Crafting information to support not overwhelm
  • Lessons learned from Port of Los Angeles
  • 15:10 Security Challenges in the Port of Dover

  • Generating resilience
  • Technology advances
  • Trace detection
  • Third party contractors
  • Paul Brown

    Paul Brown, General Manager Operations, Port of Dover

    Emma Ward

    Emma Ward, Head of Port Operations , Port of Dover

    15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:10 Defeating Information Silos: Achieving Maritime Domain Awareness and Continuity of Operations through Real-Time Multi-Agency Situational Awareness & Response Management

    Erin Phelps

    Erin Phelps, Senior Vice President, Business, The Mariner Group

  • Explore, through a variety of case studies, real-world challenges in moving away from individual agency efforts and ensuring a shareable platform for inter-agency communication and coordination
  • Discuss best operational practices to coordinate and facilitate cooperation and ensure quick response to limit trade disruption
  • Review examples of how ports are utilizing various technology solutions to try and achieve Situational Awareness from multiple systems, sensors, and data sources
  • Discuss future developments to better prepare for and respond to maritime threats risks that can suspend trade, increase costs and compromise the well-being of personnel
  • 16:50 A Scenario setting exercise as part of a Security Management System to prepare Port Security Compliance in a Historic City Port - the Port of Valletta Malta

    Prof. (Dr) David Attard

    Prof. (Dr) David Attard, Head of Maritime Security Compliance , Malta Transport Authority

    • A Case study on a Strategic Port Security Management System for the Port of Valletta
    • Designing a cybernetic and process-driven Port Security Management System (PSMS) to help integrate the port security regulatory obligations, audits and tasks with the other essential port management , operational  and compliance sectors
    • Developing Scenario-Sets  as learning platforms  to understand, calibrate and manage  threats, vulnerabilities and risk elements
    • Strategic Intent and the Planning Frame as core elements of the PSMS

    17:30 Panel: How secure are America’s seaports and the global cargo system that delivers foreign goods to them?

    Christian Dupont

    Christian Dupont, Deputy Head of Unit, EU Commission

    Donald Farrell (Ret)

    Donald Farrell (Ret), Captain, Los Angeles Port Police

    Hallvard Flasland

    Hallvard Flasland, Branch Head NCAGS, NATO Shipping Centre, Maritime Command Northwood

    John Dalby

    John Dalby, CEO, Marine Risk Management Ltd.

    18:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    John Dalby

    John Dalby, CEO, Marine Risk Management Ltd.

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    John Dalby

    John Dalby, CEO, Marine Risk Management Ltd.

    9:10 Securing London from Waterborne Threats during the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics in 2012

    Commander David Phillips

    Commander David Phillips, Chief Harbour Master, Port of London Authority

  • Context and background:
    • What exactly does the PLA do?
    • What are its security responsibilities?
    • How did the PLA fit in with the Police/Military effort?
    • The national legal position was also significant – limited ‘stop and search’ powers
    • Organisation, assets and equipment
    • How was security from waterborne threats achieved?
    • Was the mission accomplished?
    • What Lessons were identified?  
  • 9:50 Protecting Ports and Harbours – Why, What & How

    Captain Luis Sousa Pereira

    Captain Luis Sousa Pereira, Head of Plans & Policy Division, Portugese Navy and Chairman of NATO Specialist Team on Harbour Protection

    ·  Targeting the Harbours

    ·  Force Capabilities & Vulnerabilities

    ·  Planning Harbour Protection

    ·  Closing remarks


    10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 “The Enemy Without”...

    John Dalby

    John Dalby, CEO, Marine Risk Management Ltd.


    ·         What threats exist now? And what can be expected for the future
    ·         Where do these threats originate, and can this be predicted or planned for
    ·         Threat identification – how easy is it? Intelligence sources,
    ·         State of play with e-detection, inspection procedures
    ·         Having identified and detected a (real) threat, how should it be dealt with and neutralised?
    ·         The aftermath

    11:30 Port Security and the support of ISPS facilities in the Port of Antwerp

    Ronny  Pauwels

    Ronny Pauwels, Assistant Port Security, Port of Antwerp

    ·          Maritime security structures in Antwerp
    ·          ISPS and port security
    ·          Broadeningof the overall security
    ·          Best practices
    ·          Sharing intelligence

    12:10 Panomera – New technology to protect our ports

    Jason Piggott

    Jason Piggott, UK Sales Manager, Dallmeier Electronic Uk Ltd

    ·         An introduction to Dallmeier’s ground breaking Panomera technology
    ·         How can Panomera technology assist in a port or similar environment?
    ·         Examples of Panomera in operation in a port and similar environments
    ·         How Panomera can provide returns on investment

    12:50 Networking Lunch

    14:00 How does serious crime thrive in ports? An overview of corrupting influences, the consequences and the counter-measures that can be taken

    Martin Dubbey

    Martin Dubbey, Managing Director, Dextera Global

    • How does serious crime thrive?
    • What are the corrupting influences and how are port workers recruited?
    • What impact can this have on your business relationships or government service?
    • What are the counter-measures?


    14:40 Managing Port Security in Ports of Liverpool and Manchester

    David Galt

    David Galt, Chief Officer & Port Security Officer , Port Of Liverpool Police

  • Regulation & legislation
  • Liverpool & Manchester Port Security Authority
  • Supporting business
  • Reducing risk
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Port Security in the Port of Gothenburg

    Captain Thomas Fransson

    Captain Thomas Fransson, Port Security Officer, Deputy Harbourmaster, Senior Security Manager, Harbour Master Office, Port Of Gottenberg

  • Container Security Initiative compliance
  •  Interaction between the different terminals for increased quality and efficiency
  • Case study Port Security Port of Gothenburg ISPS EU dir 65/2005, AEO, CTPAT CSI


  • 16:20 Private maritime security companies – more than just armed guards at sea

    Dirk  Siebels

    Dirk Siebels, PhD Candidate, Greenwich Maritime Institute

  • The developing structure of the private maritime security industry
  • Performance of armed guards in the eyes of ship operators and captains
  • Acceptance of armed guards by the shipping industry
  • implications for regulation and potential public-private-partnerships


  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    John Dalby

    John Dalby, CEO, Marine Risk Management Ltd.



    Maritime Crime

    Maritime Crime

    Holiday Inn Regents Park
    3rd June 2014
    London, United Kingdom

    Speaker Interview – Port of London Authority


    Speaker Interview – Port of Gottenburg


    Speaker Interview – Port of Dover


    Speaker Interview – Los Angeles Port Police (Ret)


    Speaker Interview – Port of Brasil


    Speaker Interview – Port of Antwerp


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    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

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