World News: DPW endorses ISO 28000; gains C-TPAT membership

World News:  DPW endorses ISO 28000; gains C-TPAT membership

DP World is promoting the use of the ISO 28000 security management system, reports Jim Wilson from the Telematics Update Container Tracking & Security conference in Dubai.

Following DP World’s own successful experiences during a pilot project this year, security director David Fairnie gave conference delegates an insight into DP World’s security management systems.

In 2005, the company identified the need to embrace a global security management standard that could cope with existing and evolving security standards.

“We analysed and reviewed our options, concluding that ISO 28000 would underpin our global approach to combine with initiatives like the US trade security Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) or EU Approved Economic Operator (AEO),” he said.

“A pilot project in Djibouti was chosen and has qualified for ISO 28000 certification. A further four terminals – Vancouver, Puerto Caucedo (Dominican Republic), Southampton and Tilbury, together with corporate HQ in Dubai – have since been certified.”

He added that an interesting side effect of ISO 28000 implementation has been increased operational efficiency through improved risk management and internal monitoring to prevent losses and to identify efficiency savings.

“Our goal is to have every one of our global network of 43 terminals certified in a plannedroll-out program over the next three years.”

DP World has also become the first international port operator to be granted membership of the C-TPAT program.

DP World’s security director, David Fairnie said that DP World has been engaged with the US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) for more than a year in order to gain recognition of its security management systems.

“This is a clear vindication, and recognition by the CBP, of the managed approach we have taken and [of] our investment.”


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