Securitas awarded security contract to safeguard 13 million annual passengers at the Port of Dover

Securitas has been awarded the contract to provide security at Europe’s busiest ferry port: the Port of Dover

Securitas has been awarded the contract to provide security at Europe’s busiest ferry port: the Port of Dover

Securitas has been awarded the contract to provide security at Europe’s busiest ferry port – namely the Port of Dover – and has stated that it’s “passionate” about providing the business with an excellent service on behalf of its many passengers and members of staff. 

The Port of Dover is a vital international gateway handling no less than 13 million passengers and £100 billion of trade every year. It’s also the second busiest cruise port in the UK and hosts some of the world’s most prestigious cruise lines.

Other businesses at the site include a cargo terminal, an award-winning marina and several niche activities.

Around 80 Securitas officers will now provide a safe and secure environment for port users and staff while also responding, as and when required, to any security-related issues.

Speaking about the contract, Angus Wilson (specialist services director at Securitas) told Risk UK: “This is an excellent contract win for Securitas. Indeed, we’re very proud to have won this prestigious account. We will be providing a high profile security presence at the Port, with fully-trained and experienced personnel affording high levels of customer service, efficiency, commitment and performance.”

Emma Ward, head of port operations at the Port of Dover, added: “The Port is committed to providing the very best security as part of its role to help protect what is a key international gateway and keep the UK’s economy moving. I look forward to working closely with Securitas on delivering a first class service for our customers.”

The contract, which has already begun, will meet the requirements of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code in respect of the current Port Facility Security Instructions served on Dover Harbour Board by the Maritime Transport Security Division of the Department for Transport.

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