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  • Securing Ports Through the Application of Technology and Global Best Practices

    Published on January 31, 2011

    Bangalore: “Only 7-10% of the cargo that enters U.S ports is scanned for illegal drugs, chemical, nuclear or biological agents”, reveal Homeland Security Department officials. Scanning and screening are very different, the process begins far from the docks of any port, starting days or weeks before a ship pulls in and begins unloading cargo. All high-risk cargo is screened before entering however only a small percentage of cargo that has not previously been flagged as high risk actually is physically screened.

    In light of such security concerns globally it must be noted that India’s peninsula is one of the longest in the world with each port requiring tailor made security systems to suit specific needs and challenges.

    Seaport security in India is critical to ensure safe and secure transportation of goods and cargo through the Indian ports and to prevent the misuse of ports from terrorists and other illegal activities. India plans to triple port capacity within a decade as it tackles infrastructure deficiencies that threaten to dampen growth. While urgent action is required to ensure seaport capacity the need of the hour is also seaport security. As the government has announced plans to open new harbors and to sell stakes in ports to help annual capacity, reach 3.2 billion tons under a 10-year plan, little or no thought has gone into how these ports will be fortified security wise.

    Recent market surveys on seaport security solutions in India conducted by IQPC, have shown that there is a lack of knowledge on the benefits of new technology. IQPC’s Seaport Security India will feature exclusive presentations by high level speakers from The Government of India, Gammon Infrastructure Projects, The International Maritime Organization, Adnani Group, US Coast Guard and many others. This conference will address threats posed to security within seaports in India, the best practices, regulations to maintain security at seaports and evolution of port security on a global scale.

    Seaport Security India is sponsored by some of the leading solutions providers in the field of seaport security such as Magal Securities, Schneider Electric and Group 4 Services.

    More information on conference participation, speakers, technology solution providers and agenda is available on the event website www.seaportsecurityindia.com

    IQPC provides practical conferences, large scale events, topical seminars and in-house training programs, keeping business executives up-to-date with industry trends, technological developments and the regulatory landscape. IQPC produces more than 1,800 events annually around the world, and continues to grow. Founded in 1973, IQPC now has offices in major cities across six continents including: Bangalore, Berlin, Dubai, London, New York, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Johannesburg and Toronto.


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