Port of Hirtshals meet the International Maritime Organization's (IMO's) standards of security of port facilities, cf. SOLAS chapter XI-2, the ISPS code's part A and B.
ISPS stands for "International Ship and Port Facility Security".
Port of Hirtshals has three permanent port facilities and seven on/off port facilities that can be established as needed – all facilities is categorised as ISPS.
To have lawful access to ISPS areas it is required that a person has legitimate business. People that stay in the facilities must be able to identify oneself with reference to the ships' roster, the company's forwarded lists with employees or with an approved entry pass. Entry passes can be requested at the port control.
Since both Port of Hirtshals and the legislation concerning ISPS is in continuing development, alterations of the ISPS areas at the port may be changed continuously. This means that it will be possible to observe physical changes of some of the port areas and people will experience a change of control and access to parts of the port.
In recent years, the standards for ISPS has been tightened both nationally and internationally. This means that the port will carry out on going physical adjustments, such as erection of fence and surveillance. Equivalent, tightening of the administration of the secured facilities and thereby the access to the facilities may also occur.
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