G4S awarded Tangier Med Port security contract
The three-year contract, worth approximately £10 million in total turnover, will see G4S protect the port’s assets, commodities and people through providing a broad range of specialised services, including operational and technical security focusing on passenger and freight screening.
G4S will employ over 300 specially qualified security personnel at the port.
The Tangier Med port is widely regarded as one of the world’s most modern and comprehensive international port operations. Located about 40 km east of Tangier, Morocco, this cargo and passenger port, by capacity, is one of the largest both on the Mediterranean and in Africa with a five million containers, six million passengers and 500,000 trucks moving through it annually.
G4S was chosen for its global port sector experience and local capability to deliver comprehensive solutions.
David Fairnie, director, Global Ports Solutions, G4S said: “We are delighted that the Tangier Port Authority has chosen us as their strategic service provider. As a single provider, with unequalled experience in the port sector, we are able to drive out complexity and cost through addressing and optimising port security operations.
“We are well-positioned to offer our clients a bespoke solution that is developed through a broad understanding of global trends and innovations.
“We are well-versed in operating in large complex environments and are looking forward to working with the Tangier Port team to deliver services fitting of one of the most progressive ports in the world.”
Mohamed Maghazi, QHSSE (Quality, Health, Safety, Security, and Environment) manager, Tangier Ports, said:
”We are looking forward to the implementation of G4S` security plan at the port. At such a diverse facility, the skills and expertise of staff are of paramount importance so the introduction of G4S is well received.”