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IRU Position on the interoperability of port access cards, (2006)

The 2004 IRU Regulation on enhancing the security of ships and port facilities aims to protect ships and ports against acts of terrorism. In this context, all sea ports and river terminals must implement an access control system, although most ports have chosen to use ID cards. The IRU is aware of the need to enhance transport security but considers port access identification systems as inefficient, since they ignore the balance between security and facilitation making the access more complicated and expensive.

Published on: 14/03/2006 - 15:26
Author: IRU
Type of document: Policy documents
Category: Trade facilitation and transit, Governance, Road safety, Services
Region: Global
Size: 3 pages