ISPS certification for your port facility
Does your port facility receive one of the following ships?
- Cargo ships with a gross tonnage of ≥ 500 making international sea voyages.
- Passenger ships on international voyages.
- Mobile drilling platforms with their own propulsion.
Then you as a port facility must have an International Ship & Port Facility Security (ISPS) certification.
With an ISPS certification, you comply with the statutory security regulations laid down in the International Ship & Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, European Regulation 724/2004 and the Port Security Act.
How does the ISPS certification work?
How to apply for ISPS certification
Step 1: request
The Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) of your port facility applies for certification via the MOBI application, by submitting the application form and a proposal for a Port Facility Security Plan (PFSP).
Step 2: assessment
The Port of Amsterdam assessors will assess your application and PFSP and carry out a Port Facility Security Assessment. This will result in an action list for the PFSO.
Step 3: improvement
The PFSO processes the necessary improvement actions in the PFSP and submits a modified PFSP via the MOBI application.
Step 4: advice
The Port of Amsterdam assessor will assess your new PFSP and advise the competent authority on the certificate to be issued.
Step 5: certification
The competent authority (Directeur Centraal Nautisch Beheer Noordzeekanaalgebied or Mayor of Amsterdam) decides on the certificate to be issued.
Do you have a functional question about the use of the MOBI application? Please contact the functional administrator MOBI via Functioneel_beheer_DHM@portofamsterdam.com.
Do you have a question about the certification process or the annual review? Please contact the ISPS testers via +31 20 523 46 00 (option 2) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reporting security incidents
You should report a security incident at your port facility as soon as possible.
- For urgent incidents, call 112.
- Non-urgent incidents should be reported to the National Unit via 0900-8844.
In all cases, you must additionally report the incident to the Port of Amsterdam ISPS supervisors. You can do this via the MOBI application.
Overview of ISPS certified terminals
You'll find an overview of ISPS certified terminals on imo.org. You'll be able to create a free account there.
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