Global marine terminal operator steams ahead towards the goal of certification at all its terminals Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam / Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 September, 2011: - As part of its commitment to implement independently audited international supply chain security standards across its entire portfolio of terminals, global marine terminal operator DP World announced today (September 4) that its Saigon Premier Container Terminal (SPCT) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, has successfully achieved the ISO 28000:2007 security management system certification. SPCT is the first terminal in Vietnam to be certified ISO 28000 compliant. It was given the world’s top security clearance after a rigorous, independent audit conducted by Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS). This achievement has come barely a week after DP World Callao in Peru qualified for ISO 28000 certification.
With 37 of its facilities worldwide now operating under the certified security management system, DP World has become the supply chain industry’s leading investor in comprehensive marine terminal security. DP World is also the only global marine terminal operator to have achieved ISO 28000 certification and simultaneous membership of C-TPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism), a programme run by the US Customs Border Protection Agency.
“Investing in security is investing in peace of mind for our stakeholders. DP World already meets all the necessary national and international security requirements at its marine terminals across the globe. The ISO 28000 certification further complements and enhances our existing security regime. We congratulate the team at SPCT-Vietnam on a job well done, and look forward to achieving security management system certification at all our terminals.”
The ISO 28000:2007 standard is internationally recognised as a measure of quality and commitment to the highest security management practices. It is designed to eliminate security vulnerabilities at strategic and operational levels, and puts in place preventive mechanisms and processes. The SGS security management audit at SPCT-Vietnam covered critical supply chain activities such as container handling, personnel training, access controls, transporting of goods, IT and port user movements. SPCT, which officially began operations in October 2009, is a state-of-the-art facility located along the western shore of the Soai Rap River on the 40 hectares Hiep Phuoc Industrial Park, and 16km from Ho Chi Minh City centre. SPCT is an 80:20 joint venture between DP World and the Vietnamese Tan Thuan Industrial Promotion Company (IPC).
It is prohibited for any person to tamper with life saving and first aid equipment. It is also not permitted for any person to remove these equipment or install other equipment, except after obtaining the necessary authorisation from the Port Authority.
All vessels alongside, must provide safety nets under the vessel’s ladder to prevent the fall of persons or goods.
The maximum speed for all vehicles and other machinery moving inside the Port area shall be 20 kmph. Any driver who exceeds this speed will be subjected to legal actions.
Swimming in the harbour is prohibited.
Bringing wild animals into the Port is strictly prohibited. Further, such animals shall neither be kept onboard or landed unless such animals are secured, confined under effective control and the approval of the Port and other Authorities is obtained.
It is strictly prohibited to keep loaded weapons on board while the vessel is in the port. The master shall inform the concerned authorities of any weapons on board.
Fuelling shall only be through companies authorised by the Port Authority. The master should obtain written approval from the Harbour Mater before starting fuelling and shall comply with the related international safety procedures.
All vessels in the port shall take all necessary and additional precautions in case of severe weather conditions.
Alcohol and drugs are prohibited for any person to consume in the terminal.
Wastes are not allow to leave on the river and inside the Port, wastes must be put into the waste bins.