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ISPS Code (International Ship and Port Facility Security Code)

ISPS Code is a safety measure implemented after 9/11 that incurs a fee included in Flexport's freight charges.

ISPS Code (International Ship and Port Facility Security Code)

What is ISPS? 

ISPS (International Ship and Port Facility Security Code) is a security measure put into place in response to the 9/11 attacks by the IMO (International Maritime Organization) as part of the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention. 

ISPS assigns responsibilities to governments, shipping companies, shipping personnel, and port/facility personnel to detect security threats and take preventative measures against those threats affecting ships or ports used in international trade. 

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