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8th Annual Port Security Technology - 03/05/2017

Counter-Terrorism Measures at Ports

Leading international sea ports, maritime authorities and technical experts will gather at SMi's forthcoming Port Security Technology 2017 to discuss counter-terrorism measures.

As many nations in the world continue to struggle with migrant crisis control and to combat the rising threat of terrorism, greater attention is needed to safeguard exposed sea frontiers. Port facilities will have an important role to play in enhancing security and be the front line of defence.

Following this, leading international sea ports, maritime authorities and technical experts will gather at SMi's forthcoming Port Security Technology 2017 conference to provide a very useful ‘heads up’ as to how the problems of terrorism and criminality are handled around the world.

Speaking about the 2017 conference - MAROPS’ Managing Director, Chris Jones said: "Whilst technology forms part of the title the event covers the full spectrum of port security in all its many nuances.  The wide range of expertise from many international speakers provides a very useful ‘heads up’ as to how the problems of terrorism and criminality are handled around the world.  Many useful lessons will be taken back to our own ports"

STEPHEN REID, Chief Officer, Belfast Harbour Police will provide details insights into the prevailing terror risk at Port of Belfast and what the port is doing to mitigate it. Examine innovative technologies which will drive down physical threats.

SUSANNE NIEUWDWROP, Security Coordinator, Port of Rotterdam will explore the Rotterdam approach to traffic monitoring and vessel identification to optimize risk assessment. Identifying key requirements to enhance situational awareness of cargo and ships for the future will also be discussed.

GILES NOAKES, Head of Security, BIMCO will explain what ports can do to increase cargo safety when arriving at port and when they are the most vulnerable to attack. In addition, there will also be a focused on collaboration with port authorities to enhance efficiency in transit.

Other notable presenters include BIMCO, Belfast Harbour Police, City University London, International Maritime Organisation, London Gateway, Malta Transport Authority, Marine Risk Management, MAROPS, Metropolitan Police Service, Milford Haven Port Authority, Port Authority of Vigo, Port of Long Beach, Port of Rotterdam, Port of Santos - Santos Brazil, Salamanca Group, Transport for London, University Of Warwick.

The 8th annual event will also feature an all new exclusive half day post conference workshop on “A Devil’s Advocate Approach to Port Security” hosted by Captain John Dalby, CEO, Marine Risk Management/Globalert Africa, taking place on the 21st June, 2017.

The 2-day programme will provide a complete focus on security technology and its importance to the preservation of life and property in ports and at sea as well as enable you to explore the most important topics to date such as cyber resilience, security automation and counter-terrorism.

For those looking to attend, there is £100 early bird offer available online ending on 31st May 2017.

Further information is available at

8th Annual Port Security Technology
19th – 20th June 2017
Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, UK
Media: Contact Theresa Chung on
Booking: Contact James Hitchen on

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