Port Security Services

Maritime Port and Vessel Security Solutions

Port Security Services Address Maritime and Vessel Safety Issues

Allied Universal® services more than 100 government agencies, including some of the nation’s busiest seaports. We partner with state and local governments, and commercial customers, to provide port security services in compliance with the Maritime Transportation Security Act and Security and Accountability for Every Port Act regulations. Allied Universal® manages more than three million hours annually in services and comprehensive maritime security solutions, including:

  • Industrial ports

    • Full port and docking facilities

    • Barges

    • Foreign-flagged ships and crews

  • Cruise ship port facilities

  • Ferry docks

  • Cargo loading facilities

  • High risk chemical and petrochemical facilities

Fully Customized Maritime Port Security Solutions

Our depth of experience enables us to provide a program designed for your specific maritime needs. Our maritime programs ensure effective communication strategies that provide a high level of security awareness throughout your facility or vessel. We have a cadre of operational leaders and training managers who are competent and credentialed in all aspects of maritime compliance such as:

  • Maritime Transportation Safety Act (MTSA)

  • International Ship and Port Security Code (ISPS)

  • Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)

  • Safe Ports Act

  • US Coast Guard Maritime Safety Regulations

  • State Statutes

Trained Allied Universal® security professionals patrol our clients’ ports and facilities. Dock-side responsibilities include:

  • Facility access control

  • Verification of identification, including TWIC

  • Vehicle search and inspections

  • Inspection of containers to ensure proper seals

  • Weigh master scale operations

  • Foot and mobile patrols

  • Camera and alarm monitoring

  • Escorting emergency response personnel

Allied Universal® provides services within port facilities operating in environments governed by Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2001 (MTSA, 33 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 101, 104 and 105 and the Safe Ports Act, including compliance with the TSA’s Transportation Workers Identification Credentials (TWIC) Program. Allied Universal® currently has over 4,000 MTSA trained and TWIC credential officers servicing regulated MARSEC level facilities.

In addition, we have a comprehensive National and Regional Hurricane and Disaster Management Plans that ensures continuity of security operations and management at MTSA regulated facilities during contingencies and emergencies. These plans have been implemented and tested during Hurricanes Katarina and Ike so we know they work.


Specialized Maritime Security Training

Allied Universal® maintains one of the most comprehensive MTSA training programs in the industry with topics that include:

  • Port safety and security

  • Port operations

  • Commercial vessel safety

  • Marine environmental protection and response

  • MARSEC training

  • Vehicle and railcar search

  • Port-specific on-the-job training

  • Emergency response and evacuation

  • Terrorism awareness and counter surveillance training

Why Choose Allied Universal® for Your Port Facility?

  • Dedicated Government Division

  • In-house Facility Security Officer (FSO)

  • Companywide policy for TWIC card processing

  • Port-specific security officer training

  • Credentialed and cleared personnel

  • Past performance references

  • Emergency preparedness and response

  • Contract compliance technologies

  • Proven and responsive project management model


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