Technical Papers

2016 Update: Threats of Port Cyber Security

  Edition 72 - The Journal of Ports & Terminals - Top 30 Technical Papers 2014-2016     Port Focus,Security, Surveillance and Detection,Global Terminal Operators,Global Issues,Port Focus,Security, Surveillance and Detection,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation

Ports are critical infrastructures. Unavailability of a large port could present a major economic incident for a state or countr. ,A solid cyber security plan is a must in any modern port. How ready are you?

Securing Port Perimeters: Land and Seaborne Threats

  Edition 70 - Embracing Automation     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Security, Surveillance and Detection,Port Planning & Finance,Security, Surveillance and Detection

Ports and terminals are a significant part of the UK’s critical infrastructure, directly contributing almost US$14.3 billion a year to the UK economy. However, with the increasing threats of trespassing, vandalism, theft and terrorism from both land and sea, ensuring the security of a port’s border is becoming increasingly difficult. Ports represent a major point of vulnerability that could have a disastrous impact if breached, not only for the industry and businesses alike, but also human life

Port and Border Security: Technology to Transform

  Edition 70 - Embracing Automation     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Security, Surveillance and Detection,Port Planning & Finance,Security, Surveillance and Detection

The escalating problem of cross-border movement of contraband is driving the need for advanced technology, which not only detects a range of illicit or dangerous items, but also introduces a much higher level of automation. Add to this ever-increasing volumes of traffic at ports and land borders, a requirement for stricter controls and faster clearance times and the list of demands for border security is long and complex

IoT: Piracy and Maritime Cyber Risks

  Edition 70 - Embracing Automation     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Security, Surveillance and Detection,Port Planning & Finance,Security, Surveillance and Detection

Pirates infiltrate a shipping company’s systems to identify ships with valuable cargoes and minimal onboard security. The vessel is hijacked and only the containers with valuable cargoes are taken. Pirates hand-pick their shipping targets online by tracking the navigation of a vessel through an Automatic Identification System (AIS). Smugglers hack into networked systemsto locate containers with drug contraband and cleanly confiscate the drugs without detection

Mega-terminal Security: Cybercrime Threats

  Edition 68 - The Mega-Terminals Edition     Port Focus,Global Issues,Security, Surveillance and Detection

Container shipping is, some half century after inception, remarkably resilient and successful in operational terms. Mankind, particularly in the developed world, takes it for granted that it is possible to buy exotic fresh produce that has travelled weeks from another continent, or pick up a bargain in latest electronic gadgetry that is most likely to have been manufactured thousands of miles from the consumer.

L-3: protecting commerce intelligently

  Edition 68 - The Mega-Terminals Edition     Security, Surveillance and Detection,Global Issues,Security, Surveillance and Detection

Our economic security depends on companies and individuals having access to a safe, secure and efficient global supply chain. The likelihood of disruption increases, as does the risk to economic security, when the global supply chain grows in complexity

Port of Montreal: security is a top priority

  Edition 67 - The Mega-Ports Edition     Port Focus,Port Planning, Design & Construction,Port Planning & Finance,Security, Surveillance and Detection

The Port of Montreal is a linear port, stretching along 25 kilometres of waterfront between the city of Montreal and the St. Lawrence River. Providing the highest level of security both on water and on land is a top priority for the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), the federal agency that administers the Port of Montreal and takes a proactive approach to ensuring the safety and security of cargo and the people who work in and live near the port


Optimising port security: the effective use of surveillance cameras

  Edition 66 - The Collector's Edition II     Security, Surveillance and Detection,Global Issues,Security, Surveillance and Detection

IP-based surveillance systems are incredibly useful for port authorities in enabling them to manage routine operations in a more efficient way, find out more here

Increased risk of cybercrime at ports

  Edition 66 - The Collector's Edition II     Security, Surveillance and Detection,Global Issues,Security, Surveillance and Detection

Whilst technological advances undoubtedly provide greater operational efficiencies and opportunities for port and terminal operators to mitigate their exposure to theft and fraud, unfortunately they equally benefit criminal organisations.


Smoking out the Smugglers

  Edition 64 - Mega Ship Ready     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Security, Surveillance and Detection,Port Planning & Finance,Security, Surveillance and Detection

This organisational feature looks at Smiths Detections' mobile cargo scanner HCVM T x-ray system for detecting smuggling threats at Luxembourg customs. Its material discrimination capability enables a high level of steel penetration so complete vehicles can be scanned, thereby increasing effectiveness.

Keeping Cyber Systems Healthy

  Edition 65 - Navis World     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Security, Surveillance and Detection,Port Planning & Finance,Security, Surveillance and Detection

Cyber systems enable the US Marine Transportation System (MTS) to operate with speed and efficiency, however there is the potential for vulnerabilities. Good practice in terms of port cyber security can reduce the risk of your IT infrastructure being breached.

Securing the Supply Chain and Mitigating Risk

  Edition 65 - Navis World     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Security, Surveillance and Detection,Port Planning & Finance,Security, Surveillance and Detection

Persistent low-level crime & the threat of terrorism at ports & terminals are big security issues for Port Facility Security Officers ( PFSO ), which are often overshaddowed by the threat shipping faces from maritime piracy. Robust security plans must be in place at all levels in ports & terminals, that surpass the requirements of the International Ship & Port Facility Security ( ISPS ) code.

Portable Pilot Units: Improving Safety and Efficiency

  Edition 65 - Navis World     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Security, Surveillance and Detection,Port Planning & Finance,Security, Surveillance and Detection

Though some models existed earlier, modern Portable Pilot Units (PPUs) have come on in leaps and bounds since the turn of the century. This article looks at the development of Navicom Dynamics’ PPUs as well as some sample situations where PPUs were used to improve safety and/or efficiency.

A World First: Combined Automated Mooring and Shore Power

  Edition 65 - Navis World     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Security, Surveillance and Detection,Port Planning & Finance,Security, Surveillance and Detection

Recent advances in battery power technology have led to the emergence, as with ZeroCat, of battery units capable of propelling ships. This in turn has resulted in a new and growing requirement for equipment capable of re-charging ships’ battery power packs while they are berthed. Cavotec’s extensive expertise in this field supports operators and engineering contractors to define the optimum APS system according to the individual requirements of specific applications and vessels.