Wednesday , 22 January 2020
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Despite the recent and sometimes hostile publicity it has received as an alleged threat to the security of US ports, DP World has become the first global marine terminal operator to gain international certification for its security management system.

DP World scores global security first

DP World’s ISO/PAS 28000:2005 security management standard, deployed at its head office in Dubai and at Djibouti Container Terminal, has been certified compliant with the ISO/PAS 28000:2005 international standard. The company has adopted this international system as the base standard for implementing and managing its corporate security policies. It underpins all its security initiatives and activities, both internally and externally.

Following its successful implementation in Dubai and Djibouti, the system will be phased in across the whole DP World network of terminals. This will enable terminals to implement mechanisms to address security vulnerabilities at strategic and operational levels, as well as to establish preventive action plans.

All terminals will be required to continually assess the security measures in place, both to protect the company’s business interests and to ensure compliance with international regulatory requirements, including the ISPS Code and other initiatives. The standard will complement all international security legislative codes to which DP World already conforms at its terminals.

“We are delighted to have achieved this certification,” said DP World chairman, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem. “This is the very first time that any global company in our industry has met such a rigorous international standard, and it is testament to DP World’s commitment to the highest security management practices. It is impossible to overstate the importance that security plays in our business, to our customers and to DP World.”

Ironically, it also means that the US ports that were excluded from the recent sale by P&O Ports will not now be covered by the standard as it is rolled out to DP World terminals worldwide.