ISPS – Shipping security

This information is issued with reference to the international rules regarding shipping security (the ISPS Code) that are valid as from 1 July 2004. The purpose is to clarify which rules apply within the relevant port areas.

Advance notification

No later than 24 hours before arrival, arriving vessels must provide written advance notification of their arrival and the level of security governing the ship, as well as the level of security that prevailed in the last port. It is preferable if the port agent is informed of this information, who must then forward this to Oxelösunds Hamn AB.

Signage of ISPS area

ISPS areas are clearly designated by signs. It must be noted that anyone who is within this area may be subject to an identification check.

Entry into ISPS area

Visitors to the Port of Oxelösund must use to the company’s main entrance, Skeppargatan 28, when entering the port area. Subject to an ID check, security personnel provide appropriate directions into the ISPS area. Visits must be notified in advance. Other entrances to the port may only be used by authorised personnel with an access card.

Crew ID

Crew members that stay within the ISPS area must be upon request able to present either a valid shipping log or a so-called IMO-ID. Failure to present a valid ID will result in expulsion and the police will be alerted.

Shipping security declaration

In cases where a vessel has a higher level of security than the level prevailing in the port, or if it otherwise considers that it needs enhanced security, the issuing of a shipping security declaration must be requested. This must be submitted directly to PFSO via the transport office (+46-155-258150, Any additional costs that may be incurred in connection with such a request will be charged to the vessel.

Vessels that do not comply with the ISPS Code

Vessels that have not received approval in accordance with the ISPS Code or come from a port that does not satisfy the requirements will be charged all additional costs associated with arrival in port in the form of security, etc.