Standards & Security
Following the attacks in the United States on September 11th, 2001, the international community resolved to implement a system to secure the maritime transport sector against the threat of terrorism.
- The International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code was developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in December 2002. All vessels and ports worldwide that engage in international trade must comply with the ISPS code.
- The IMO also agreed to develop security measures applicable to ships and port facilities. These security measures have been included as amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention, 1974 (SOLAS Convention).
- Governments around the world continue to create their own maritime security regimes to protect their areas, consulting with their coast guards and customs and border protection agencies to enforce these measures.
The software solutions Nicom Maritime develops, help increase security measures through a layered defense.
The features we include in our software are:
- automatic notification of vessels on a ‘watch list’,
- user permissions,
- timed reminder screens,
- error tracking to identify missing information,
- activity logs,
- hazardous material tracking and port authority notification, and
- integration with existing applications and systems.