Oman to Host First Port Security Conference

14.10.2013 Oman
Oman to Host First Port Security Conference

Oman to Host First Port Security Conference

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International speakers from International Maritime Organisation, Port of Rotterdam, Port of Gothenburg, Sri Lanka Ports Authority and Transnet Terminals - South Africa will meet at Port Security Middle East in Muscat next month.

During this event, they will discuss valuable information and insights on state-of-the-art security technologies, critical concerns, security and response coordination and strategies together with the region’s port authorities.

Recent market surveys on seaport security solutions in the Middle East conducted by IQPC and GEC have shown that there is a lack of knowledge on the benefits of new technology to secure the ports. When asked to comment on how port authorities in the Middle East could address their security concerns, Thomas Fransson - Head of Security at the Port of Gothenburg from Sweden commented, “Security comprises of many things, not only electrified fences and cameras, it has to be combined with work, education, training and control”.

Port authorities in the Middle East are therefore taking the lead by participating in the first annual Port Security Middle East conference, to be held in Muscat from 27-29 October 2013.

Port Security Middle East 2013 will feature case studies from high-level regional speakers including: Port of Sultan Qaboos, DP World, Saudi Ports Authority, Abu Dhabi Ports Company and Aqaba Container Terminal. The conference will also address threats posed to security within seaports in the region, best practice strategies and regulations to maintain security at seaports and to develop port security on a global scale.

Early confirmed sponsors include: Cassidian, Future Fibre Technologies, Restrata/Olive Group, AIS Security Solutions and United Engineering Services LLC.


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