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.

Jan/Feb 2017
Perimeter security
Harbour patrol
EEZ monitoring
Coast guards

Event distribution

NAVDEX (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
LIMA (Langkawi, Malaysia)
Chatham House Security & Defence (London, UK)
Maritime Security East (Galveston, TX, USA)

Mar/Apr 2017
AIS/VTS programmes
Police/paramilitary patrol
Non-lethal deterrents

Event distribution

Sea-Air-Space (National Harbor, MD, USA)
LAAD (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Ocean Business (London, UK)
Milipol Asia (Singapore)
Security & Counter Terror Expo (London, UK)
IDEF (Istanbul, Turkey)
IMDEX (Singapore))

May/Jun 2017
Personnel and light vehicle
Inshore patrol craft
Maritime/ship security training
Coastal defence systems

Event distribution
Offshore Patrol & Surveillance (Portsmouth, UK)
UDT Europe (Bremen, Germany)
CANSEC (Ottawa, Canada)
Infosecurity (London, UK)
MAST Asia (Tokyo, Japan)
ISDEF (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Jul/Aug 2017

Cargo security
Undersea detection

Sep/Oct 2017

Vessel radar
Landside perimeter

Event distribution
DSEI (London, UK)
Modern Day Marine (Quantico, VA, USA)
Pacific (Sydney, Australia)
Seoul ADEX (Seoul, South Korea)

Nov/Dec 2017
Fisheries protection
Maritime EO/IR
Modularity and mission bays

Event distribution
Milipol Paris (Paris, France)
International WorkBoat Show (New Orleans, USA)
Defence & Security (Bangkok, Thailand)
I/ITSEC (Orlando, FL, US)
Gulf Defence (Kuwait)

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.

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A question of protection

Engine issues hinder USCG operations
Singapore commissions first LMV
Iranian ‘grey zone’ naval activities questioned
LMS contract signals Sino-Malaysian cooperation
Georgia eyes new Black Sea facility
Australia releases frigate RfT

With figures for crew kidnappings at a ten-year high, shipowners are attempting to balance the requirements of security standards alongside balancing their books. 

With escalating concerns regarding terrorism, it is no surprise that both governments and commercial enterprises are reviewing port security measures in order to address risk in a sector which is increasingly seen as a ‘soft touch’.

A new generation of multi-purpose IPVs are providing flexibility to maritime security agencies at an affordable cost. 

The threat of piracy has traditionally been combatted by armed services or private contractors, but the emergence of guidelines and the development of new self-protection measures are improving security at sea.

Mobile coastal defence systems are in growing demand, meeting a need for a relatively low-cost and effective supplement or even alternative to ship-based missiles. 

The issue of human trafficking remains widespread across a number of regions in the world, with the maritime environment one of the most significant methods of transportation. 


Capt Dustin Hamacher currently serves as the USCG’s assistant programme executive officer for surface programmes. He spoke to IMPS about the acquisition directorate and ongoing fleet renewal programmes.

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.

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