DP World Southampton extends security contract

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DP World Southampton has renewed its security services contract with Mitie for a further two years.

The contract extension will see Mitie continue to provide essential security services for DP World at the deep-sea container terminal in full compliance with the International Ship and Port Facility security code (ISPS), and the Maritime Security Division (MSD) of the Department of Transport.  

As part of the contract, Mitie will provide a range of security services including security personnel, vehicle and personnel security checks, visitor authorisation, intelligence reporting, and crime prevention.

The new DP World contract follows a succession of customer contract renewals for Mitie, with the company having also recently announced the extension of its security services with long-time customer, Eurostar. 

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Jason Towse, Managing Director, Business Services, Mitie, said: “As the leading service provider in this sector, we’re delighted to continue working with DP World and the extension of this contract is testament to the strong partnership that we have built together over the last 11 years.

“We’re proud to continue providing our intelligence-led services to ensure safety and security at such a vital international trading terminal,“ Towse added.

Earlier this year, DP World’s Southampton container terminal experienced its greenest year in 2022 ever thanks to a 55 per cent decrease in net carbon emissions.

More recently, DP World Antwerp Gateway introduced a fingerprint scanning technology to help improve security for container collection, known as the Certified Pick up (CPu) software.

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