PORT WIDE RISK ASSESSMENTS AND SECURITY PLANNING

THE CHALLENGE

In response to new Commonwealth Government requirements, a number of Australia’s largest and busiest Port Corporations needed to facilitate improved understanding by all regulated port users concerning the risks associated with unlawful interference with port operations and the supply chain and the security and emergency management operations to address these risks across multiple port wide precincts.

THE PROCESS

HATAMOTO was engaged by several independent Port Corporations to conduct all hazard Port-wide Risk Assessments for each respective client. The Projects were completed within complex organisational structures and multiple operating environments including: cruise ship terminals; container and bulk cargo facilities; port service providers; and multiple Police Local Area Commands within multiple State Emergency Management Regions. The Projects identified, contextualised, and considered credible, all-hazards risks (including natural and man-made, security and terrorism risks) and vulnerabilities at local and international levels. Appropriate and balanced security measures were identified to treat each risk that was identified.

THE RESULTS

The Projects were successfully completed to the satisfaction of each client and the Commonwealth Government regulator (Office of Transport Security). Stakeholders gained a better understanding of their risks, roles and responsibilities from a security and emergency management perspective. They also developed an understanding of the interdependencies between their operations and other operating environments including those of security providers, Police and Emergency Services. Each Port-wide Risk Assessment successfully supported the approval of subsequent amendments to respective Maritime Security Plans by the Commonwealth Government.