Successful completion of conference “Security and Safety at the EU Ports”

Piraeus, 7th February 2018



Successfull completion of conference “Security and Safety at the EU Ports”


The Security and Protection in European Ports was the theme of the conference organized by the Port Authority of Piraeus (PPA) within the framework of the European co-funded project Sauron. The event took place on the 31st of January 2018 in the PPA Conference Hall. The Minister of Maritime Affairs and Island Policy, Mr. Panagiotis Kouroumplis, Ministry officials, representatives of the project partners and representatives of port companies and operators participated in the conference proceedings. The Issues discussed were: European Ports Security Policies, Port Security Management Policies and presentation of the EU projects at the port of Piraeus (Mitigate, Auggmed, Proteus). Also, issues related to the existing legislation, European and Greek, personal data as well as what is envisaged for the Greek port system in the framework of the proposed EU regulation were developed, the port market and Law 4150/13 as well as the implementation of ISPS / Law 725-2004.
At the start of the event, Mr. Ioannis Papayannopoulos, DManager / PFSO/ DPSO Security / Safety / Environment Department of PPA, stressed that "port security remains of the utmost importance for Europe, both because of the immediate threat to life and property, but also for the huge economic damages that arise from the impact on the supply chain."

What is Sauron;

The SAURON project addresses the topic CIP-01-2016-2017: Prevention, detection, response and mitigation of the combination of physical and cyber threats to the critical infrastructure of Europe and put the focus on protection of EU Ports under Transport Infrastructure and means of transportation type of CI. SAURON proposes to ensure an adequate level of protection and resilience against physical, cyber and a combined threat for the EU ports and limiting, as far as possible, the detrimental effects for the society and citizens of a declared attack. The vision of SAURON is to provide a multidimensional yet installation-specific Situational Awareness (SA) platform to help port operators anticipate and withstand potential cyber, physical or combined threats to their freight and cargo business and to the safety of their employees, visitors, passengers and citizens in the vicinity.