DP World Cochin gets ISO 28000 certification

Our Bureau Kochi | Updated on May 10, 2011 Published on May 10, 2011

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DP World Cochin has announced that the International Container Transhipment Terminal (ICTT) at Vallarpadam has been certified under the ISO 28000 Standard for Supply Chain Security Management system, and has joined the other DP World terminals in India to be the only container terminal in the country to be certified in port security.

With this certification, Southern India's trade fraternity can be assured that their containers are in safe and secure hands during their transit through ICTT.

The ISO 28000 is the first step in enhancing the competitiveness of South India's trade in these times of global concerns over security in the supply chain. Security doesn't stop at the terminal gates, and by being certified in ISO 28000, DP World Cochin has also taken the responsibility to building the awareness of security management throughout the supply chain with importers, exporters, warehouses, CFS, shipping lines and road/rail transporters.

The ISO 28000 standard sets in place mechanisms and processes to address security vulnerabilities at strategic and operational levels, as well as establish preventive action plans. The certification was granted after a stringent security audit of the facility, focused principally on container security, physical access controls, personnel security, procedural security, security training and threat awareness, business partner requirements and IT security. The standard complements all international security legislative codes DP World already conforms to at its terminals.

Certification was undertaken by globally recognised Rotterdam-based Dutch auditing firm and Maritime Classification Society of Excellence DET NORSKE VERITAS (DNV).

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Published on May 10, 2011
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