NNPC Earns Maritime Security Certification, Highlighting Commitment To Regulatory Compliance
By Olushola Okunlade

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Limited has been awarded the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code Compliance certification by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

This achievement underscores NNPC’s dedication to process improvement, regulatory adherence, and overall operational excellence.

Key Points:

  • ISPS Code Compliance: The certification, applicable to all NNPC jetties nationwide, ensures adherence to global maritime security standards, thereby safeguarding against disruptions and financial losses.
  • Benefits of Certification:
    • Business Continuity: Minimizes operational disruptions that could impact business activities.
    • Enhanced Reputation: Positions NNPC as a safe and reliable entity within the global shipping industry.
    • Potential Cost Savings: Possible reduction in insurance premiums due to improved security posture.
  • Rigorous Certification Process: NNPC underwent a comprehensive evaluation process including:
    • Security Facility Upgrades: Enhancing security infrastructure at ports and jetties.
    • ISPS Code Command Center: Establishing a dedicated central command for managing maritime security protocols.
    • Engaging a Recognized Security Officer (RSO): Appointing a qualified professional to oversee regulatory compliance processes.
    • Port Facility Security Measures: Implementing thorough Port Facility Security Assessments (PFSA) and Port Facility Security Plans (PFSP).
    • Verification Inspection: Successfully undergoing a meticulous inspection by NIMASA to verify security protocols.

NNPC’s Commitment:

NNPC’s Executive Vice President, Mr. Inuwa Danladi, emphasized the company’s unwavering commitment to achieving regulatory excellence across all operations. He described the ISPS Code Compliance certification as a testament to NNPC’s dedication to maintaining the highest standards of maritime security.

Looking Ahead:

NNPC’s focus on regulatory compliance and operational excellence positions the company for continued success. The newly acquired ISPS Code certification strengthens its position within the global maritime industry and demonstrates its commitment to safe and secure operations.

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