Conference day one

A session at Seaport Security Asia 2012

Tuesday 27th March, 2012

8:00am to 5:00pm (SMT)

08:30 Registration and Refreshments
09:00 Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Seaport Security in Asia: Current Challenges and Opportunities in Maritime and Seaport Security
Outlining the prominent maritime security threats prevalent in Southeast Asia: Piracy and maritime terrorism
Understanding how maritime threats impact port security in Asia: Highlighting the implications to homeland security and international trade
Discussing the current strategies employed to combat maritime threats: How successful have they been?
Evaluating seaport security measures and initiatives to mitigate maritime security threats: The Singapore perspective
Minister S. Iswaran
Second Minister for Home Affairs and Second Minister for Trade and Industry

09:30 Addressing Maritime Security Threats and Improving Port Security in the Philippines
Providing an overview of the operations of the Philippines Coast Guard
Highlighting the challenges and security threats in Philippines: How has the Coast Guard effectively responded to these challenges
Improving port security through comprehensive protection measures and strategies: Outlining the cooperation between the Coast Guard and port security personnel in the Philippines
Incorporating international best practices and contextualising it to the Philippines: Achieving the right equilibrium between technology and human expertise in deterring maritime and security threats
Admiral Ramon Liwag

10:10 Adapting to Changing Maritime and Port Security Threats: The Hong Kong Marine Police Perspective
The Versatile Marine Police Response System (VMPRS): An overview of the Hong Kong Marine Police operations
Identifying the rationale behind the VMPRS and the current challenges to maritime and seaport security: Counter-terrorism, smuggling and illegal immigration
Discussing the measures and solutions in the VMPRS: Improving and upgrading the current technologies and equipment of the Hong Kong Marine Police to address current challenges
Evaluating the effectiveness of the VMPRS and the lessons learnt
Senior Representative

10:50 Morning Tea and Networking
11:20 Defending Against Maritime Threats Out at Sea: Implications for Seaport Security
Understanding how small maritime vessels constitute a maritime threat and the implications for port security
Examining the latest initiatives for both port authorities and small maritime vessels vulnerable to security threats: How to prevent and protect against a terrorist and/or pirate attack
Complementing these solutions with the ISPS code and implementing them into port security operations
Evaluating the effectiveness of current security initiatives and what can be improved on
Captain Frederick James Francis
Senior Manager

12:00 Overview of the ISPS Code and its Impact on Seaport Security in Asia
Providing an overview of the ISPS code and its significance to port security: How have the measures in the code improved seaport security?
Understanding the challenges that the measures in the ISPS code can bring to port development in Asia: Balancing between efficiency and security in developing ports
Highlighting the importance of implementing the ISPS code in new and developing Asian ports: Analysing the IMO user guide on SOLAS chapter XI- 2 and the latest developments in the ISPS code
Reviewing the current ISPS code: Discussing the latest guidelines of the ISPS code in seaport security and what measures can be further improved
Sascha Pristrom
Technical Officer, Maritime Security and Facilitation Division

12:40 Lunch and Networking
13:40 Successful Implementation of the ISPS Code in Developed Ports to Improve Overall Port Security: The Port of Antwerp Case Study
Implementing the ISPS Code: Strategies to successfully implement the ISPS code into ports
Coordinating security in a multi-agency environment: Understanding the challenges involved and how they can be overcome
Examining the latest technological equipment and measures used at the Port of Antwerp
Highlighting the importance of inter-agency cooperation to improve overall security: Working closely with the Belgian Customs
Rik Verhaegen
Port Security Officer,

15:30 Efficient Container and Cargo Scanning Procedures: Effective Strategies to Ensure Port Security in Malaysia
Understanding the importance of efficient container and cargo scanning procedures: Overview of Malaysian Customs at seaports
Identifying the challenges faced in balancing between efficiency and security in cargo scanning procedures
Highlighting the latest practices and technologies utilised in the Malaysian Customs: How these measures have improved port security in Malaysia
Evaluating the current trends and areas which can be further improved

Yew Chin Heong
Senior Assistant Director

16:10 Adapting to Changing Maritime and Port Security Threats: The Port Authority of Thailand Perspective
Understanding the maritime and port security threats in Thailand
Outlining the role of the Port Authority of Thailand: Overseeing security and implementation of the ISPS code
Examining the equipment and technologies used to combat evolving seaport threats in Thailand
Reviewing the future challenges and constraints to port security in Thailand
Lt. JG. Pongsaruit Sritip
Director, Harbour Service Division
Harbour Services and Mechanical Handling Equipment Department

16:50 Closing Remarks by Chairman
17:00 End of Conference Day One

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Time 8:00am5:00pm SMT

Date Tue 27th March 2012

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