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Customer Requirements

Access control at gates, vehicles, drivers, catering and cargo security. Dealing with illegal immigration. Implementation of security measures in cooperation with the Coast Guard.

Proposed Solution

Implementation of access control procedures at gates in accordance with ISPS Code. Blocking illegal immigrants from entering the ISPS Port Facility and accessing cruise lines with Italy as destination.


ICTS has met the needs of Patras Port as the tight security control on immigrants conducted by our company in cooperation with the Port Authorities pushed immigrants to other ports.

Key results of canine screening operations at Port of Patrai (2011 – Q1 2014):

  • Screening of over 300,000 cargo shipments and vehicles

  • Locating more than 6,500 individuals who had trespassed either to the ISPS area, or to ferries bound for Italy

  • Returns from Italy regarding illegal passengers embarked from Patrai Port decreased by 89.3% (2010: 1.100– 2013: 118)

  • Security cost savings of 28%

  • Over1,300 repeated screenings by canines (2013)