AlliedBarton Security Services Enhances Port Security with 10 Year PORTSTAR Partnership

By MarEx 2013-05-09 12:27:00

PORTSTAR™ announces a 10-year National Partner License Agreement with AlliedBarton Security Services, the industry’s premier provider of highly trained security personnel, for use of its Seaport Security Training System.

“We are excited to begin this partnership with AlliedBarton,” said Ralston MacDonnell, CEO of MacDonnell Group©, owners of PORTSTAR™. “AlliedBarton is showing leadership in compliance with port and facility management training required by the US Coast Guard and in assisting their port customers to obtain the necessary security training.”

This agreement gives AlliedBarton access to the PORTSTAR™ Seaport Security Training System for use by its employees. It also allows AlliedBarton the ability to make PORTSTAR™ available to its clients at an affordable rate.

“As the security industry’s training leader, AlliedBarton understands the critical importance of industry-specific learning. We are committed to developing a highly trained workforce and using the latest innovations to meet that goal,” said Brent O’Bryan, Vice President of Learning & Development, AlliedBarton. “PORTSTAR™ will allow us and our port industry clients to enhance our existing training programs with additional specialized modules for this highly regulated industry.” 

PORTSTAR™ is a comprehensive web-based seaport security training system comprised of nine courses with 480 lessons. This training system assists to fulfill United States Coast Guard and United States Maritime Administration (MARAD) security training requirements and provide 24/7 professional development opportunities to a blue ribbon family of port authorities, terminal operators, police departments and security guard companies across the United States.

Some current PORTSTAR™ customers include:

Virginia Port Police
San Diego Port Authority
SSA Terminals in Long Beach
Port of Panama City
Port Canaveral                        
Port of Everett
Port of Houston Authority
Ceres Terminals USA
Alcoa Terminals

The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.