It is an International Code for the Security of Ships and Port Facility initiated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). It is applicable in Congo since 1 July 2004. The application of the ISPS Code (International Ship and Port Security) enables secure shipping and unlawful acts against ships or port facilities....
Congo is a member of the IMO since 1975. He has taken the provisions relating to the code to allow the Autonomous Port of Pointe-Noire (PAPN) to guarantee its strategic position deep water port....
Concretely, the Congo implemented the obligations of the ISPS Code, namely:
- The determination of port facilities to have a security plan;
- The appointment of a security officer for each port facilities;
- The approval of the safety assessment of facilities;
- The appointment of a recognized security organ;
- Issuing statements of compliance with the ISPS Code;
- Achievement of mandatory annual audits.
Therefore, The APPN owns 10 ports installations complying to this code terms :
- Moho Bilondo;
- Nkossa II;
- The public port;
- The oil terminal.