What is the ISPS Code?

The International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, which came into effect on July 1, 2004, is a new, comprehensive security regime that seeks to establish an international framework of co-operation between governments, government agencies and the shipping and port industries in order to detect and take preventative measures against security incidents affecting ships or port facilities used in international trade.

Who has to comply with the ISPS Code?

All International Maritime Organization (IMO) contracting governments, including Canada, are required to have adopted the ISPS Code by July 1, 2004 and have the necessary national regulations in place.

Port and Port Facility Compliance:

The Port Alberni Port Authority and Port Alberni Terminals fully comply with Transport Canada's Marine Transportation Security Regulations, ensuring that Port Alberni is recognized by the IMO as an ISPS Code compliant port.

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