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ISPS Code (International Ship and Port Facility Security Code)


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Understanding ISPS and Its Impact on Maritime Security

What is ISPS and Why Was It Implemented?

What is the International Maritime Organization (IMO)?

The IMO is an international organization responsible for regulating shipping.

What is the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention?

SOLAS is an international treaty ensuring the safety of lives at sea.

Why was ISPS (International Ship and Port Facility Security Code) implemented?

ISPS was implemented in response to the 9/11 attacks to enhance maritime security.

Responsibilities Under ISPS

Who has responsibilities under ISPS?

Governments, shipping firms, shipping personnel, and port/facility staff have responsibilities under ISPS.

What are their responsibilities?

They must identify security threats and take preventive action to protect ships and ports used in international trade.

ISPS Fee and Its Purpose

What is the ISPS fee?

The ISPS fee is a charge associated with measures to increase maritime security.

How is the ISPS fee used?

The fee is used to fund security measures worldwide for ships and port infrastructure.

Impact on Freight Prices

Does ISPS affect freight prices?

Yes, freight prices for Beeontrade include the ISPS surcharge.

How does ISPS influence freight prices?

The ISPS fee is integrated into the overall cost of shipping, impacting freight prices.


ISPS, implemented by the IMO as part of SOLAS, plays a crucial role in enhancing maritime security. It assigns responsibilities to various stakeholders, and the associated fee contributes to global security efforts, affecting freight prices in the process.

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