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AAPA identifies $4 billion crucial for port security

AAPA identified nearly $4 billion in crucial port and supply chain security needs over the next 10 years, according to the report AAPA launched 'The State of Freight'. Specifically, AAPA members reported they will need $2.62 billion to maintain and upgrade their security apparatus over the next 10 years and $1.27 billion in future security investments to address cybersecurity and other security threats.

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Drills under way in Uruguay to improve its maritime security

​Drills and exercises to test maritime security knowledge and update skills are under way during a national workshop in Montevideo, Uruguay, from 5 to 8 June. These exercises aim to improve the country's capabilities of maritime security. The National Workshop on International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS Code) Drills and Exercises targets to enhance the technical capability of Designated Authority officials, port security officials and managers regarding maritime security through the process of drills and exercises. secur These exercises comply with the ISPS Code and relevant IMO guidance, by using the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Drills and Exercises Manual. The workshop was organized by IMO under the Global programme for the enhancement of maritime security, using funds provided by the Republic of Korea, and in cooperation with the National Maritime authority of Uruguay (Prefectura Nacional Naval). The Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE) of the Organization of American States (OAS-CICTE) also participated and took part in the organization of the event. Recently, Víctor Rossi, Uruguay’s Transport & Public Works Minister, informed that mid-year Uruguay will present its master plan for port activity 2018-2035. As Mr. Rossi said, the plan is now in its final stage of development. The plan contains projections about new ...

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USCG ,Malaysia strengthen partnership to improve port security

A U.S. Coast Guard International Port Security team has completed a bilateral engagement with Malaysian officials.This engagement involved sharing best practices and visiting with the Ministry of Infrastructure Marine and Ports Division to observe the implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code at three port facilities: Northport, Port Klang and two port facilities in Penang; Swettenham Cruise Terminal and North Butterworth Container Terminal.

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