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Mr. Henk van Unnik

Over the past 6 years Henk is, amongst other activities, contracted by Securitas Maritime Competence Centre where he provides the global Securitas organization and customers with knowledge, skills, training and best practices related to Maritime and Supply Chain Security based on current International Security standards and regulation. As a consultant Henk audited and assessed Ports and Port Facilities in Central Asia, South-East Asia and North and South America and offered services related to ISPS compliancy.

Furthermore he offers consultative services to companies operating in the logistic chain by conducting AEO customs duties & security assessments as well as application services. Next to that he takes part in connecting the US, C-TPAT program with the EU, AEO program to create an interoperable and exchangeable service on both continents. Henk is also a certified ISO 2800 auditor

As director foreign projects of IRMAS B.V., Henk realized several Port and Port Facility security assessments and projects in Africa, Western Europe, the Balkan, Baltic and Mediterranean regions.

Before that he was Managing Director of the Port Security Development Group Rotterdam responsible for the implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code, at 164 facilities.  To execute this he set up frameworks for, port security risk assessments, Port security plans, port security education and executed port security training and audit programs.

Prior to taking up his position at PSDG, Henk headed the Rotterdam Seaport Police more specific the Criminal Investigations Department. Operating in the maritime field of the Port of Rotterdam, he especially dealt with and developed new regulatory frameworks, new investigation methods and profile analyses to compete international organized crime and terrorism.

Henk is one of the architects of the Rotterdam “Reliable Port Concept” and writer of the guide “Security Main port Rotterdam”. Related to these concepts he received in December 1999, the US Interagency Commission on Crime in US Seaports. The commission’s report concludes, “the Port of Rotterdam provides adoptable best practices and can serve as a model port for Port Security”.

During his service at the Seaport Police he established a partnership with the Columbian Direction Anti Narcoticos to set up security procedures and training programs for the major Colombian Seaports. This program was later extended to the responsible authorities of the Port of Lima, Peru.
As a maritime security regulatory and operations expert he also was sent, by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to Israel and the Palestinian territory to report on safety and security measures for the new Gaza harbor.