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Step up security inspection on private port management
Wednesday, April 04, 2012, 09:47:04 Paul Yoon ckyoon7@paran.com
The Ministry of Land, Transport Maritime Affairs (MLTM) and Korean Register (KR) inked on Apr. 2 at the office of MLTM an “Agreement to Nominate an Agent for Security Inspection on Private Port Facilities” in a move to step up security inspections on private port management.

Shipping and port security has come into force in Korea under ISPS (International Shipping and Port Security) Code established by IMO since the 9/11 attack in the USA aimed at increased security on shipping and port administration. Korea has agreed to the code, enacting and enforcing “the International Shipping and Port Security (ISPS) Act.”

Under the ISPS Act, the MLTM conducts inspections on all port facilities namely an initial inspection, interim inspection (annual) and renewal inspection (every five years).

The ISPS inspection is a specialized field to deal with 100 items, identifying the proper implementation of ISPS plan on port facilities. But satisfactory inspections were made difficult because one officer was handling the inspection job combined with other licensing works for port facilities at each trading port in Korea.

Korea has now a total of 160 piers composed of 25 state-run and 135 private-run in Korean ports. Of these, the private-run piers will be inspected by a security inspection agent in future while state-run piers are to be inspected directly by each regional port authority as before.

The ISPS inspection can be delegated to an agent satisfying the requirements as stipulated in Clause 38 under the ISPS Act. In such a case MLTM should seal a written agreement with an agent on the delegation.

An MLTM official said, “The nomination of KR as the agent for ISPS inspection qualified with specialized manpower and organization is expected to fill up the gap in carrying out sustainable inspection on private-run piers at Korean ports.”

KR opens the ISPS inspection agency works on upcoming May 1 after it completes the necessary inspection manuals and presents a briefing on the inspection items. KR is the sole institute certifying ISO 28000 and the only ISPS inspecting agent nominated by the government in Korea. It is expected to be an outstanding inspection expert in the field of logistics security in great contribution to stepping up Korea’s national security.
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