Online Port Security Training Coming to Port of Houston

Web-based security training system with 9 courses and 480 lessons

By MarEx 2013-09-26 09:10:00

The Port of Houston Authority’s Health, Safety, Security, and Environment (HSSE) Branch has selected PORTSTAR™ Seaport Security Training System as their choice for online port security training. The parties have reached a licensing agreement that will provide the Port Authority with an annual subscription to this cutting edge e-learning program. The agreement includes online support and access to instructor-led materials in areas such as maritime security awareness and seaport security.

“We are extremely proud to have been selected by the Port Authority for this important role,” said Ralston MacDonnell, CEO of MacDonnell Group©, owners of PORTSTAR™. “PORTSTAR™ is where port security meets e-learning. It will allow the Port Authority to consistently train their employees with the convenience of the online education.”

While relatively new to the port and maritime security world, e-learning has successfully established itself as one of the most globally accepted cost-effective training solutions.

PORTSTAR™ is a comprehensive web-based seaport security training system comprised of nine courses with 480 lessons. This training system helps 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.

“We are pleased to start incorporating PORTSTAR™ into our regular training,” said Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Branch (HSSE), Managing Director, Marcus Woodring. “We believe that PORTSTAR™ is the right fit with the Port Authority’s growing security and port operational needs and will contribute to a more educated workforce and resilient port operation.”

PORTSTAR™ is the only solution of its kind and is rapidly moving to become the American standard of practice.

Some others that currently use PORTSTAR™ include: Virginia Port Police, Allied Barton, San Diego Port Authority, Port Canaveral, Port of Everett, Port of Panama City, and Ceres Terminals USA.

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