5th Training of PTC on ” SENSITIZATION TO RISK OF TERRORIST ATTACKS” 03rd-07th JUNE 2019 in Lome TOGOmark
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM YEAR 2019
MODULE: SAFETY AND SECURITY
TOPIC: «SENSITIZATION TO RISK OF TERRORIST ATTACKS»
SESSION: FROM 17th TO 21st JUNE, 2019 – ACL LOME (Port Area, TOGO)
Ladies and gentlemen,
The last three training sessions of the VTC have highlighted the importance of three elements that are part of the daily concerns of the Port Authorities; those concerns are:
1- The safety and security standards (ISPS Code, Marpol and Solas Convention, IMDG Code, … ) of which the respect allows to make our Ports destinations safe, efficient and competitive, which attract a maximum of shipowners, port operators and customers from all walks of life;
2- The control of flows and their traceability to accompany the “Management and Development of Concessioned Terminals”, so as to ensure that the Concessions which our Ports need are carried out satisfactorily and in the interest of all parties.
3- All of the concerns mentioned above, whether security or managerial, require the Port to be properly equipped to monitor and organize vessel stop, trace and manage the flow of goods, bill them correctly, and collect the corresponding financial resources.
To cope with that, the Port must have a good Port Management Information System (PMIS) which is a decisive tool to build the “PORT COMMUNITY SYSTEM – PCS” to be linked to the Single Window and without which the dematerialization that opens the way to “DIGITAL PORT” is not possible; without this dematerialization, the Port can’t become efficient and competitive with transit time and cost as low as possible for the goods.
Each port is probably making efforts in this direction by acquiring advanced technological tools and efficient port facilities that need to be protected as well as the men who use them.
Each Port certainly has specialized services and structures that ensure the safety of the platform and its facilities. However, we are in a world that lives under terrorist threats of all kinds; it is therefore imperative to analyze from a new angle the safety and security of our ports.
It is a hot topic in the Gulf of Guinea that the PMAWCA Conceded Vocational Training Centre (CVTC) will develop during the Training N°5, which takes place from June 17th to 21st on the topic: “SENSITIZATION TO RISK OF TERRORIST ATTACKS» at the Headquarter of Africa Consulting Leaders (ACL) in Lomé (Port Area, TOGO).
During this training, different sides of the maritime security risk and in the port will be tackled around critical points such as:
1- Terrorism in all its forms in the marine environment, its impact on the maritime economy in general and particularly the risk that this weighs on the performance of your port and finally, the recommended measures and applied elsewhere by the best specialists of the question ;
2- The situation in the Gulf of Guinea which records attacks almost every day and which has become one of the most dangerous regions of the African continent. The rise of organized crime (drug, arms, etc.) does not help matters in this region. You need to know the strategies developed by experts in the field, know how your port must adapt to protect and develop its activities, including what to do if needed, both on land and in waters that are under the jurisdiction of the port.
The training on “Safety Sensitization risks” is provided by one of the best Security Experts of the Grand Port de Marseille, of which the Platform, which receives nearly 10,000 calls per year, covers an area nearly 70 miles long. .
The exchange of experiences between the participants in this training and the review of the practical safety actions that are going to be developed by your PSOs, PFSOs and other Port Security Officers are all incentives to take part in this important training on “SENSITIZATION TO RISK OF TERRORIST ATTACKS “.