How does it work?

The vessel names and IMO numbers shown here are for illustration only

PortShield uses big data and sophisticated algorithms, incorporating environmental information and real-time vessel movements to determine the fouling challenge each vessel is experiencing.

The type of fouling prevention system used by each vessel along with any additional hull management measures (hull cleaning, dry-docking, etc) are factored to produce an estimate of the risk a vessel may pose in terms of introducing hull-borne IAS.

The system can benchmark every vessel scheduled to call at a Port against a given population of vessels – for example, all the vessels that have called at the Port over the last 12 months.

Each Port/Port State can customise the system by setting their own preference regarding acceptable levels of risk and flag the vessels deemed to be at high risk before they enter Port.

How does it benefit you?


Provide proactive and pre-emptive approach to help prevent the introduction of hull-borne IAS


Assesses the risk of each vessel introducing hull-borne IAS prior to entry into Port


Allows efficient allocation of resources


Allows customisation of acceptable risk levels


Facilitates transparent hull-borne IAS management for regulatory audits


Provides an early warning of potential risk

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