Safety/ security

In order to assure smooth port operations and to protect the port against illegal actions, the comprehensive and well-coordinated port security system is introduced.

The establishment of such system dates back to 2001, when Complex Safety Plan of the Port of Klaipėda was prepared and approved. Nevertheless, the system undergoes further improvements.

In 2014, the requirements of International Ship and Port Facilities Security Code (ISPS Code) and Regulation (EC) No 725/2004 of European Parliament and the Council of Europe was revised and reimplemented; the security of port terminals was reassessed, their security plans were revised and reimplemented. According to Directive 2005/65/EB of the European Parliament and of the Council of Europe, as well as to the recommendations of International Standard ISO 20858:2007(E), the assessment for the entire port security was carried out. The Port of Klaipėda is equipped with a number of sophisticated security systems that belong to Klaipėda State Seaport Authority, the state controlling authorities and the users of the port land. These television, radiolocation, communication and signalling security systems cover the port waters, territories, terminal perimeters and the gateways. All these port security systems are regularly updated.

Klaipėda State Seaport Authority coordinates and controls how the port land users, the stevedoring companies and the port terminals comply with security requirements.

After the European Commission inspectors checked all the seaports of the European Union in 2009 and in 2012, Klaipėda was ranked among the best ports that implemented the EU Directive on enhancing port security to the maximum.

Information updated 2015-04-14