Cargo Scanning in Guinea
Intertek's Cargo Scanning Facility in the Port of Conakry, Guinea is a significant deterrent to those considering smuggling items in to the country.
In 2006 Intertek was awarded a 10 year Government contract to build and implement a Cargo Scanning Facility in the Port of Conakry in Guinea, under a Build Own Operate Transfer (BOOT) scheme.
This Scanning Facility was required to help the Government of Guinea comply with changes in International Maritime regulations as well as the introduction of the International Ships and Ports Facilities Security (ISPS) Code.
Intertek was awarded the contract because we could comprehensively meet the requirements of The Republic of Guinea and also had a proven track record of working with other Governments.
Since the Facility became operational Intertek have assisted in the detection of significant quantities of contraband goods including thousands of cigarettes and the reduction of misdeclaration of container cargo thereby increasing the import duty that is collected. Over time the scanning unit has become a significant deterrent to those considering smuggling items into Guinea.
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