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HIGH SECURITY LEVEL FOR CARGO AND DATA

With its systematic application of the ISPS Code, security networks covering all terminals and IT security management – HHLA sets benchmarks.

ALL-ROUND SECURITY MANAGEMENT

HHLA’s security management revolves around the full-time security officers (PFSO) at the separate facilities, along with a head PFSO as coordinator as well as specially trained security personnel at the facilities. A system of security training looks after making HHLA staff members aware of security questions and providing systematic further training. On top of these come regular basic and in-company training for security staff as well as regular security exercises. With its security management and its security strategy aimed at continual improvements, HHLA offers its staff and customers security of a standard setting a benchmark for others.

SECURITY OF IT SYSTEMS AND DATA

The security of customer and employee data plays an extremely important role at HHLA. In order the meet this responsibility, HHLA has established Group-wide processes. A central IT security management system ensures that threats are avoided and that security gaps are closed. Manipulations or abuse of internal databases are systematically prevented.

IT systems that work reliably are of vital interest to HHLA and its customers. Particular attention is therefore paid to the secure provision of applications and portals in order to carry out logistical and commercial processes.

The German Federal Office for Information Security’s IT baseline security is used for the operational implementation into concepts and measures. This is compatible with the ISO 27001 and ISO 27002 standards. In addition, HHLA is involved in UP KRITIS. The aim of the UP KRITIS cooperation is to provide cross-industry protection against attacks for critical infrastructure in Germany (logistics, banks, trade, telecommunications, etc.).

SECURITY STANDARDS FURTHER TIGHTENED

With the introduction of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) on July 1st 2004, a new era commenced worldwide for the security of port installations. HHLA has played its part in the new era right from the start. All HHLA facilities falling under the ISPS Code were certified at any early stage and have since been continuously further developing their security management. A system of access controls and threat counter-measure schemes in several stages, drawn up on the basis of specific risk analyses, form the basic structure of the respective security systems. Together with numerous separate measures, from lighting to electronically readable identity cards to the most advanced surveillance technology, these ensure comprehensive protection. Security networks covering all terminals were able to prove their ability to function during a large-scale exercise conducted last year by the Designated Authority (DA) responsible for port security in Hamburg. Issue of an identity card for container truckers that facilitates swift processing for them at container terminals has also proved a success.