Global Maritime Security market predicted to grow to $19.48 billion by 2018

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SMi’s 5th annual International Port Security conference takes place on the 4th and 5th June 2014, London, UK.

International Port Security

International Port Security

The highly anticipated International Port Security 2014 conference returns to London on the 4th and 5th June 2014 to bring together a line-up of international speakers addressing the latest developments and security challenges faced in ports.

The Maritime Security Market report forecasts the global maritime security market to grow from $12.55 billion in 2013 to $19.48 billion in 2018, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 9.2% from 2013 to 2018.* The report states port security is imperative due to the increasing number of maritime threats, which may disrupt the international trade and also cause political unrest. Click here for an update on port security.

With 2014 showing no sign of slowing up in terms of investment in the sector, it is imperative that stakeholders understand the importance of understanding the challenges faced in ports from: theft of cargo, illegal immigration, drug smuggling and corruption of high level port staff and take the opportunity to network with key nations including UK, Sweden, Brazil, Germany, USA, Saudi Arabia and many more to compare the best practice of global leaders against their own mitigation of threat.

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We are delighted to announce Captain Luis Sousa Pereira, Head of Plans & Policy Division from the Portugese Navy and Chairman of NATO Specialist Team on Harbour Protection has joined the exceptional speaker line-up. Don't miss the chance to hear his presentation on: Protecting Ports and Harbours – Why, What & How.

Captain Luis Sousa Pereira states:
The Harbour Protection (HP) Smart Defence project is a thirteen nation effort aimed to develop a plug & play, full deployable HP capability.

Though firstly aimed to support NATO expeditionary forces, the HP Capability can bring together on board (military) surveillance and C2 with shore based systems, and will provide for a proper organization to ensure coordination and unity of effort among all involved in the HP effort. This means integrating and coordinating ships, port facilities, force protection assets and other available force enablers and effectors, not only to defend ships in harbour and port’s infrastructures, but also to ensure continuity of port operations.

Key international presentations include:

  •     Securing London from Waterborne Threats during the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics in 2012

Commander David Philips, Chief Harbour Master, Port of London Authority

  •     Global Counter Piracy/Maritime Crime Initiatives – West and Central Africa

Hallvard Flasland, Branch Head NCAGS, NATO Shipping Centre, Maritime Command Northwood

  •     Port Security in the Port of Gothenburg

Captain Thomas Fransson, Port Security Officer, Deputy Harbourmaster, Senior Security Manager, Harbour Master Office, Port Of Gothenburg

  •     Port Security and the practical implementation in the port of Antwerp

Ronny Pauwels, Assistant Port Security, Port of Antwerp

Click here to view the full programme with details on all speakers and presentations.

Please visit the website or contact James Hitchen on : +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email jhitchen(at)smi-online(dot) for further information.


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