Securing the maritime transportation system

International trade is a powerful engine of our nation’s global economic growth and the Coast Guard remains committed to ensuring the global maritime industry is safer and more secure. Established in 2003, the Coast Guard’s International Port Security Program is a major entity in reducing risks to U.S. ports and ships and to the entire maritime transportation system.


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp reviews a graphic display of maritime activities within in the Port of Rotterdam

Adm. Papp visits Activities Europe

This is the third of a three-part series focused on Adm. Bob Papp’s travel to the Middle East and Europe to meet with partner organizations and visit Coast Guard personnel. It was written with contributions by Ademide Adedokun. Coast Guard […]


Kuwait port security

Remembering 9/11: Protecting America’s ports

Co-authored by Lt. Daniel Orchard, International Port Security Program. America’s seaports are an important part of our economy. When the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 occurred a decade ago, the nature of the tragedy understandably led to a rallying call […]