Launched in late 2013, International Maritime & Port Security builds on Shephard Media's international experience in the security market, and with the security of ports and littoral waters a major concern for both governments and merchant shipping on a global scale, is an essential read.

Drawing on Shephard Media’s 30+ years as a niche publisher in the aviation and defence sectors, International Maritime & Port Security magazine and the Maritime Security Handbook provide comprehensive insight into the main security issues that affect shipping, the littoral and ports, whether sea or land-side.

Focus areas include port and offshore installation security, maritime surveillance, patrol vessels, maritime domain awareness and identification and tracking systems. The continuing high risks of piracy, maritime terrorism, drug smuggling and human trafficking, as well as ongoing territorial disputes and the requirement of nations to protect their exclusive economic zones are all areas of coverage.

With the 14,000+ global circulation and print/digital readership of 42,000 – consisting of decision-takers and influencers within international governments, senior naval and coastguard personnel, ship-owners, manufacturers, operators, petrochemical companies, port authorities, shipping associations, maritime agencies, P&I clubs, security firms and industry – International Maritime & Port Security is set to become the definitive publication available to a truly global audience.

Winter 2015/2016
(Asia Pacific Homeland Security, Milipol, Marintec China, Transport Security, UDT Asia)

•    Cargo security
•    Private maritime security companies
•    Coastal defence systems
•    Maritime patrol aircraft

Spring 2016
(Asia-Pacific Maritime, DIMDEX, DSA, Security & Counter Terror Expo, Offshore Patrol and Security)

•    Coastal protection vessels
•    Vessel management systems
•    Ship security training
•    Physical port security

Summer 2016
(Sea-Air-Space, UDT Europe, Eurosatory, MAST Europe)

•    Port security vessels
•    Coast guards
•    Underwater security
•    Maritime radar

Autumn 2016
(SMM, AAD, ADAS, Naval Warfare Asia, Modern Day Marine, Milipol Qatar)

•    Maritime surveillance aircraft
•    RIBs
•    Harbour barriers
•    Port surveillance

Winter 2016
(Euronaval, Indo Maritime, I/ITSEC, Exponaval)

•    Maritime domain awareness systems
•    Anti-boarding devices
•    OPVs
•    Coastal radar

International Maritime & Port Security builds upon Shephard Media's successful portfolio of magazines and brings the company's editorial reputation and quality to this ever expanding market.

IMPS circulation reaches over 14,000, and this is further enhanced by our free digital editions service. Total combined print/digital readership is over 42,000.

- Geographic split: Asia 48%, Europe 26%, North America 20%, South America 2%, ME & Africa 4%

- Civil 75%, Military 25%

- Government/Procurement/CEOs/Directors/Senior Management - 50%

Shephard's publications are also distributed at all major shows throughout the year.

Advertising in IMPS will ensure your message really is seen by the right people in the industry. Do not miss this unique opportunity. For more details, view our advertising and sponsorship page.

For advertising enquiries contact:

Commercial Manager – Maritime
Richard Perry
tel: +44 (0)20 3179 2595

Cross check

• Busy French Navy pressed for spare capacity
• More radar for Marseilles
• Clyde moving to River drum beat
• OPV set for October delivery
• UK and France monitor ferry threat

The public profile of the rigid-hull inflatable boat has never been higher than it is today, thanks to almost daily news coverage of Europe’s migrant crisis, but testing times are ahead for this flexible asset.

Today’s maritime surveillance aircraft need to be cost-effective and perform multiple roles, with platform and sensors working in harmony.

Physical protection against surface and subsurface intruders is essential in any harbour security strategy. In the face of developing threats, a new generation of floating barriers have proved themselves a versatile solution.

The increasing threat to port security means that an assessment of waterside overwatch measures is long overdue.

The modest appearance of mine countermeasure craft often belies their strategic importance, but as time moves on, operators face a choice between embracing the potential in new technology or refurbishing what they have and know – to stick or twist.

It has been a troubled 18 months for the EU naval force to the Mediterranean, otherwise known as Operation Sophia, as diplomats and military planners alike attempt to solve the deadly dilemma of desperate maritime migrant crossings. Deputy commander of the operation, RAdm Gilles Humeau of the French Navy, spoke to Richard Thomas about the scale of the problem and charting a way forward.

Shephard Media is delighted to announce that our range of defence, aerospace and security magazines are now available through dedicated Apps for both Android and Apple devices.

Optimised for mobile viewing, the App allows readers to download and view each issue offline, and provides additional content such as interactive links, slideshow galleries, animations, video and more.

The first issue in each App is free to download and all issues will soon be available free to access for Shephard Plus subscribers using their existing Shephard Plus login details.

We hope you enjoy this great new way to access your favourite magazines.

iOS/Apple users click here

Google/Android users click here 

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