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» CASE STUDY: PORT OF BAHIA BLANCA Integrated Management System Addresses Security at Bahia Blanca T he Port of Bahia Blanca in Argentina has implemented an Integrated Safety and Environment Management System, which combines environmental sustainability, industrial safety and maritime protection. The port noted these areas must be treated as a whole, not in isolation, in order to maximize resources and benefits. Bahia Blanca is home to highly complex industrial processes (gas separation, fertilizer manufacturing, oil processing), as well as bulk shipping and storage facilities. This requires ongoing contact with the different environmental authorities to ensure sustainable operations. In compliance with the current legislation, members of environmental control entities regularly inspect the grain terminals and monitor  the evolution of agreedupon projects to strengthen operations and ensure  environmental standards are being met. Dialogue with the national maritime authority, Prefectura Naval Argentina, has resulted in various procedures that protect the environment. Case in point is the implementation of national contingency plans for oil spills, controlled Because of its experience throughout the years following the code, Bahia Blanca was selected to host the International Forum on the Update of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code), which was held November 7-9, 2013. solid waste retrieval from vessels and disposal of liquid waste in appropriate sites, among others. The water and sediment monitoring program at the Port of Bahia Blanca, which includes dredged materials, consists of several stations along the shipping channel that monitor water and sediment contents over time. Readings are periodically forwarded to the environmental authority to ensure activities remain within sustainable levels. Industries established on port property must also comply with emissions controls. Regular inspections ensure that the parameters for elements such as water, soil and air do not exceed those approved by the environmental authority. Concerning health and safety at the workplace, the Occupational Health and Safety System implemented by the port authority complies with OHSAS 18001. TO MITIGATE NEARSHORE RISKS... Port tenants must submit risk assessments describing possible accidents, consequences and their respective mitigation actions, which focus on prevention. Lastly, the maritime protection aspect of the system follows international standards, such as those of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and its International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code), implemented by the Prefectura Naval Argentina. The code establishes access control methods to be applied at cargo transfer ports and procedures to optimize port operations. Because of its experience throughout the years following the code, Bahia Blanca was selected to host the International Forum on the Update of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code), which was held November 7-9, 2013. ● Waves, undertow, and tidal forces. Weak soils. Remote areas. Cultural tensions. Environmental constraints. Fugro has the experience, equipment, technology and professionals necessary to provide a complete and integrated plan to reduce potentially catastrophic and expensive risks on nearshore geotechnical and geophysical exploration and design projects. We have overcome the unique challenges associated with nearshore projects for five decades. While successfully managing geotechnical risks into whole project delivery, we provide safe and efficient solutions for a multitude of clients. When you think nearshore...think Fugro. ...COUNT ON FUGRO 32626447_Fugro.indd 1 AAPA SEAPORTS MAGAZINE 888.241.6615 inquiries@fugro.com fugroconsultants.com 12/02/13 9:33 PM http://www.fugroconsultants.com http://www.fugroconsultants.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Seaports Magazine - Winter 2013

AAPA Headquarters
From the President’s Desk
Securing Seaport Cyberspace
Ces Operators Work in Partnership With Port Communities
Radar Technology Opens Up for All Ports
Mccs Keep Ports Running in Case of Emergency
Seaport Industry Gathers in Central Florida for Aapa Annual Convention
Forging His Own Path
All States Depend on Maritime Trade Growth
Maritime Security: 10 Years of Partnerships
Cybersecurity a Growing Threat to Maritime Security
Port Metro Vancouver Announces Funding for Security Expansion
Jamaica-U.n. Sign Mou to Improve Port Security
Integrated Management System Addresses Security at Bahia Blanca
Coastal Trident Training Program Tests Hueneme’s Preparedness
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