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THIRD HEMISPHERIC CONFERENCE ON PORT SECURITY OF THE INTER-AMERICAN COMMITTEE ON PORTS April 7 -10, 2008 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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1 THIRD HEMISPHERIC CONFERENCE ON PORT SECURITY OF THE INTER-AMERICAN COMMITTEE ON PORTS April 7 -10, 2008 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

2 Prepared by: Port Authority of Jamaica Security Department. Existing Security Measures at Jamaica’s Major Seaports The Ports of Kingston and Montego Bay

3 The Kingston Container Terminal

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5 Port of Kingston Proximity Jamaica has significant advantages as a hub for maritime trade thanks to its central location in the Caribbean and its proximity to United States. Jamaica has significant advantages as a hub for maritime trade thanks to its central location in the Caribbean and its proximity to United States. On the major international trade routes of the Caribbean, both north-south and east-west Jamaica is a must call for shipping and a nexus point of major significance. On the major international trade routes of the Caribbean, both north-south and east-west Jamaica is a must call for shipping and a nexus point of major significance.

6 Shipping Routes Through Jamaica Shipping Routes Through Jamaica

7 Expansion of Port of Kingston Expansion of Port of Kingston Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) currently in fifth phase of expansion at KCT which will increase the handling capacity from the current 2.2 million TEUs to 3.2 million TEUs by the end of 2008, and to 5 million TEUs by Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) currently in fifth phase of expansion at KCT which will increase the handling capacity from the current 2.2 million TEUs to 3.2 million TEUs by the end of 2008, and to 5 million TEUs by Our 19 new ship-to-shore gantry cranes, including 14 super-post panamax cranes, are among the most modern in the world. Our 19 new ship-to-shore gantry cranes, including 14 super-post panamax cranes, are among the most modern in the world. 74 straddle carriers 74 straddle carriers

8 14 empty container stackers 14 empty container stackers 1,392 reefers 1,392 reefers 100 hectares of paved container yard space 100 hectares of paved container yard space Kingston Wharves Ltd. (KWL) a facility which forms part of the Port of Kingston is rebuilding and expanding two of its nine berths to handle large container ships, invested millions in new state-of- the-art mobile harbour cranes. Kingston Wharves Ltd. (KWL) a facility which forms part of the Port of Kingston is rebuilding and expanding two of its nine berths to handle large container ships, invested millions in new state-of- the-art mobile harbour cranes.

9 Port of Montego Bay The Port of Montego Bay is owned by the Port Authority of Jamaica and is operated by Port Handlers Ltd. It is situated on 27 ½ acres in the Montego Freeport and facilitates both cruise and cargo vessels.

10 Port of Montego Bay Cruise Ship Facilities

11 There are a total of five (5) berths at the Port of Montego-Bay. There are a total of five (5) berths at the Port of Montego-Bay. Berths 2, 5 and 6 are accommodated by Cruise ships on a regular basis, while berths 3 and 4 are utilized mostly by cargo vessels. Annually, an approximate amount of 380 ships visit the Port of Montego Bay. Of this amount, 200 are cruise ships. Berths 2, 5 and 6 are accommodated by Cruise ships on a regular basis, while berths 3 and 4 are utilized mostly by cargo vessels. Annually, an approximate amount of 380 ships visit the Port of Montego Bay. Of this amount, 200 are cruise ships. Terminal Buildings Terminal Buildings main terminal (berths 5 & 6) main terminal (berths 5 & 6) facilitating home port operation facilitating home port operation CCTV Surveillance Control Centre CCTV Surveillance Control Centre Security Administrative Office, Customs office, Shops etc. Security Administrative Office, Customs office, Shops etc. new terminal (berth 2) new terminal (berth 2) recently renovated to accommodate recently renovated to accommodate homeport operation homeport operation

12 Port of Montego Bay Facilities accommodates container ships accommodates container ships oil, lumber, steel, equipment vessels oil, lumber, steel, equipment vessels Office accommodation (Port operations and Customs) Office accommodation (Port operations and Customs) Break Bulk Cargo Warehouse Break Bulk Cargo Warehouse A police post A police post A contract security post A contract security post Maintenance facility for the Port equipment Maintenance facility for the Port equipment

13 Security Initiatives Adopted by the PAJ National Accreditation Committee (NAC) National Accreditation Committee (NAC) International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) ISPS Compliance Audit Programme (PAJCAP) ISPS Compliance Audit Programme (PAJCAP) Metropolitan Port Security Committee (MPSC) Metropolitan Port Security Committee (MPSC) Non- intrusive Inspection Programme (NIIP) Non- intrusive Inspection Programme (NIIP) Diving of Vessels - Remote Operated Vehicles (ROV) Diving of Vessels - Remote Operated Vehicles (ROV) CCTV CCTV Electronic Access Control Electronic Access Control High Mast Lights High Mast Lights Megaport Megaport Container Security Initiative CSI) Container Security Initiative CSI)

14 International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) The seaports in Jamaica were among the first seaports in the Western Hemisphere to be certified under the IMO/ISPS Programme and boast a number of security best practices (as can be seen on the IMO website). The seaports in Jamaica were among the first seaports in the Western Hemisphere to be certified under the IMO/ISPS Programme and boast a number of security best practices (as can be seen on the IMO website).

15 ISPS Compliance Audit Programme Purpose To conduct periodic internal audits of the Security Plans and systems of the marine port facilities within Jamaica to ensure that the plans are up to date and properly implemented. To conduct periodic internal audits of the Security Plans and systems of the marine port facilities within Jamaica to ensure that the plans are up to date and properly implemented. Ensuring that their compliance with the ISPS Code is maintained. Ensuring that their compliance with the ISPS Code is maintained.

16 ISPS Compliance Audit Programme (PAJCAP) Types of Audits Annual Audit Annual Audit Scheduled Interim Audit Scheduled Interim Audit Spontaneous Audit Spontaneous Audit

17 Annual Audit Conducted annually All components of the Port Facility Security Plan (PFSP) and facility security systems are examined

18 Scheduled Interim Audit Conducted at a minimum of three audits per calendar year Conducted at a minimum of three audits per calendar year Various components of the Port Facility Security Plan is examined by the ISPS Auditor to ensure compliance with the ISPS Code Various components of the Port Facility Security Plan is examined by the ISPS Auditor to ensure compliance with the ISPS Code

19 Spontaneous Audit Unannounced. Conducted at the discretion of the PAJ or the authorized ISPS Compliance Auditor.

20 Re-verification of Ports Reports are written after each audit and submitted to the President and CEO of the PAJ.. After each Annual Audit the results are examined by the National Accreditation Committee (NAC) which certified the ports acting on behalf of the Designated Authority. These results are used as the basis upon which the ports are re- verified.

21 Metropolitan Port Security Committee (MPSC) No single private entity possesses the authority, the resources and the expertise to act unilaterally on the difficult issues that may arise in response to threats or acts of terrorism. No single private entity possesses the authority, the resources and the expertise to act unilaterally on the difficult issues that may arise in response to threats or acts of terrorism. The complexity, scope and potential consequences of a terrorist threat or incident occurring in or near our Maritime Transport System (MTS) require that there be a coordinated effort between all port users and law enforcement agencies. The complexity, scope and potential consequences of a terrorist threat or incident occurring in or near our Maritime Transport System (MTS) require that there be a coordinated effort between all port users and law enforcement agencies.

22 Terms of Reference 1. The MPSC was established to provide a framework to communicate threats, identify risks, and coordinate resources to mitigate threats and vulnerabilities. 2. The MPSC includes national law enforcement and security agencies, port industry stakeholders, and regulatory bodies. 3. The MPSC is responsible for the planning and coordination of port security strategies within the metropolitan region as it relates to the ISPS Code.

23 Non-Intrusive Inspection Programme (NIIP) The NIIP is a collaborative program between the Jamaica Customs Department and PAJ. Grounded by a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) the programme is aimed at conducting assessments of cargo entering and leaving the ports of Jamaica for security and Customs purposes. Cargo deemed suspect on the conclusion of this assessment will be subject to further inspection by Customs and the necessary actions taken. There is 100% inspection of export and domestic import Transshipment is done on advice of the intelligence community or random basis.

24 Objectives of the Non-Intrusive Inspection Programme (NIIP) To realize a significant reduction in or elimination of illegal trafficking of narcotic drugs guns ammunition and other contraband To realize a significant reduction in or elimination of illegal trafficking of narcotic drugs guns ammunition and other contraband Enhance port security initiatives Enhance port security initiatives Improve the revenue collection of Jamaica Customs Department Improve the revenue collection of Jamaica Customs Department

25 Machines in Programme VACIS Mobile Units – 5 VACIS Mobile Units – 5 VACIS Pallet Units – 7 VACIS Pallet Units – 7 Aracor Eagle – 1 Aracor Eagle – 1

26 Additional Measures Implemented by the PAJ to Improve Security Bonded Warehouses Bonded Warehouses The NIIP has now been extended to Bonded Warehouses plugging a loophole that could be used by persons with illegal intentions to bypass the security at the port. In order to accomplish this, two additional Pallet VACIS Machines were purchased to accommodate the two major Bonded Warehouses in Kingston. The NIIP has now been extended to Bonded Warehouses plugging a loophole that could be used by persons with illegal intentions to bypass the security at the port. In order to accomplish this, two additional Pallet VACIS Machines were purchased to accommodate the two major Bonded Warehouses in Kingston.

27 VACIS Mobile

28 VACIS Pallet

29 ARACOR EAGLE

30 Six (6) x-ray machines have been purchased to examine, hold and hand luggage for the cruise chip ports of Ocho Rios and Montego Bay. X-ray units for cruise ship passenger and crew luggage.

31 X-ray Equipment

32 CCTV Security Surveillance System There is round-the-clock surveillance, monitoring of the KW, KCT, Montego Bay. This covers all aspects of the port to include:

33  Access gates  Container stations  The port basin  Ships at port, and  Perimeter areas around the ports

34 There is:  Remote off-site monitoring  Back up monitoring sites  Internet interface  Complete and safe storage of all data recorded by all cameras.

35 Highmast Lighting 107 Highmast lighting systems have been installed at APM to compliment the CCTV System. 107 Highmast lighting systems have been installed at APM to compliment the CCTV System. This consists of 35m taped metal pole, circular headframe will utilize 12, 1000 watt high pressure sodium, hot restart, luminaries have an integrated control gear, raising and lowering devices lightening arrester, aircraft warning lights, night circuits and accessories.

36 Electronic Access Control and Badging System At KCT an electronic access control and badging system was installed. This system involves the use of smart-cards, proximity and biometric readers, automated turnstiles and a database system This system involves the use of smart-cards, proximity and biometric readers, automated turnstiles and a database system Processing involves finger-printing of employees and regular port users as well as police clearance reports Processing involves finger-printing of employees and regular port users as well as police clearance reports

37 VideoRay's Remotely Operated Vehicle Remote controlled underwater cameras are in use at KW and Montego Bay. Remote controlled underwater cameras are in use at KW and Montego Bay. These cameras are used to inspect the hull of ships on arrival in port and before leaving the port. They are computer controlled, allowing operators to control the ROV using wired or wireless controllers with a user-supplied laptop computer. These cameras are used to inspect the hull of ships on arrival in port and before leaving the port. They are computer controlled, allowing operators to control the ROV using wired or wireless controllers with a user-supplied laptop computer.

38 Further Measures Implemented to Improve Security at the Seaports Increased Resources of Marine Police Increased Resources of Marine Police 1. Boats increased so that patrols can be increased 2. Ports establishing marine police posts e.g. JAMALCO and WINDALCO and increasing financial support from PAJ and K WL

39 Successes as a result of NIIP- Marijuana found in lumber

40 Successes as a result of NIIP- Seizure in Standing Freezer

41 Canisters Seized as a result of ROV Operations

42 Conclusion The Jamaica Maritime Sector is continuing on its modern expansion path while at the same time has kept apace with cutting edge security technology to maintain its stance as one of the safest port in the region. The Jamaica Maritime Sector is continuing on its modern expansion path while at the same time has kept apace with cutting edge security technology to maintain its stance as one of the safest port in the region.


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