Jakarta, May 31, 2023 – IPC Terminal Petikemas/IPC TPK in Tanjung Priok area held an International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code Exercise at the TPK 009 Area Tanjung Priok 1 field, Tanjung Priok Port. The ISPS Code Exercise is mandatory and must be conducted every 12 months or at the latest within 18 months by all port facilities that have complied with the ISPS Code, in accordance with the provisions of the Ministry of Transportation Regulation Number 134 of 2016 concerning Ship Security and Port Facility Management.
“The ISPS Code Exercise is conducted to train the readiness of teams and equipment in responding to emergency situations and threats, both internal and external. This ensures that all parties are prepared to handle emergency situations. IPC TPK, as one of the port facility operators in Tanjung Priok, appreciates the involvement of stakeholders in today’s activities,” said Ahmad Mimbar, Director of Operations & Engineering at IPC TPK.
The ISPS Code Exercise activities began with a ceremony led by Bambang Chandra, the Ceremony Inspector and Head of Safety and Investigation Section at the Main Port Authority Office of Tanjung Priok. This was followed by simulations or the ISPS Code Exercise in handling potential external threats that may occur at Tanjung Priok Port, such as the hijacking of workers or the destruction of port facilities.
In today’s simulation, IPC TPK cooperatively and swiftly coordinated with relevant stakeholders in handling potential threats. The ISPS Code Exercise was attended by the Board of Directors and Management of IPC TPK, representatives from Tanjung Priok Port Authority, the Police, the Military, port security teams, firefighters, and other port stakeholders.
The ISPS Code, which refers to the security of ships and port facilities, is defined as comprehensive rules and measures to enhance security for ships and port facilities. This year marks the 19th year of the implementation of the ISPS Code in Indonesia. Its implementation aims to ensure the safety, security, and comfort of port facility users.
“In the future, we hope that the synergy and collaboration among agencies can be further enhanced to ensure smooth flow of goods and the security of ports as vital national assets,” concluded Mimbar.