DP World Callao is the first facility on South American West Coast to attain the standard
DP World Callao, the largest and most modern container terminal on the west coast of South America, announced today July 10 that it has achieved the independently audited ISO 28000:2007 supply chain security management system certification.
The first terminal operator on the South American west coast and only the second company in Peru to earn the ISO 28000 security standard, DP World Callao’s certification has been achieved less than a year after its inauguration. The certification audit was conducted by RINA, the operative organisation of Registro Italiano Navale in the sector of ship classification, certification and control and services for industry, training, assistance and research.
DP World is implementing the international standard across its entire portfolio of 49 terminals with DP World Callao the 36th facility to achieve ISO 28000 security certification.
The ISO 28000 standard sets in place mechanisms and processes to address security vulnerabilities at strategic and operational levels, as well as establishing preventive action plans. The certification was granted after a stringent series of audits 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 and national security legislative codes to which DP World already conforms at its terminals.
Mohammed Sharaf, Chief Executive Officer, DP World, said: “This is a great achievement for DP World Callao. DP World regards security as a core service to its customers and the ISO 28000 certification at DP World Callao adds further strength to our world class container handling services for the world’s most important shipping lines. We commend DP World Callao for having attained this goal so quickly – a result of its strong focus and committed team work.”
DP World’s investment in the ISO security management system has been recognised by the US Customs Border Protection agency, which in 2008 invited DP World to join their Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) programme. DP World is the only global marine terminal operator to have achieved ISO 28000 certification and simultaneous membership of C-TPAT.
DP World Callao has an operating annual capacity of around 850,000 TEU (twenty foot equivalent container units), positioning Callao Port as the premier facility for South America’s West Coast. Its two berths, each 350 metres with a 16 metre draft, are capable of handling two post-Panamax vessels of around 8,000 TEU at the same time.