The Harbour Master is the authority for security in the entire port of Rotterdam on behalf of the Mayor. To keep the risk of security incidents to a minimum, security rules apply in the port of Rotterdam. These rules are set by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in the International Ship and Port Facility (ISPS) Code. The security level is part of the ISPS Code. For terminals, these security levels are set by the national government. For sea-going vessels, the level is established by the flag state or the port state. In the event of an increased threat, the security level is raised and vessels and terminals must take additional security measures (https://www.portofrotterdam.com/en/shipping/port-security).
Next to being the authority on physical security in the Port of Rotterdam, the Harbour Master is appointed Port Cyber Resilience Officer since January 2016. Together with the City of Rotterdam, Sea Port Police and Deltalinqs, the aim of the Port Cyber Resilience Programme – FERM – is to raise awareness among companies in the port area about cyber security risks and offer specific tools and solutions to improve cyber resilience (https://ferm-rotterdam.nl).