ICTS EUROPE APPOINTS NEW MANAGER OF MARITIME SECURITY / EXPANSION INTO MARITIME SECTOR ON TARGET
Amsterdam (ots) - ICTS Europe Holdings B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide, has appointed Ashley Reeve to the newly created position of manager maritime security. Already the leading provider of aviation security services throughout Europe, ICTS Europe is expanding into the maritime sector. This appointment, which is effective July 5, 2004, underscores the company's commitment to becoming a major supplier of maritime security services.
Previously the head of maritime security in the U.K. Department for Transport (DfT), Reeve was responsible for delivering the British Government's enhanced maritime security regime following the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the subsequent publication of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) new International Ship and Port Facility Security Code. He has 15 years of experience in transport security; during the past five years he has led the DfT group dealing with maritime security policy and implementation. His exceptional credentials, expertise and knowledge in this specialized area will be a tremendous asset for ICTS Europe and its maritime security strategy.
Operating through 18 independent subsidiaries in 14 European countries, ICTS Europe Holdings B.V. is a major supplier of aviation security services to about 50 airports throughout the region. Its customer base comprises more than 100 airlines, airports, cargo companies, and government agencies. The company now has about 9,000 employees. ICTS Europe's main business is aviation security, but the company is increasingly providing maritime security services: for example, to the cruise-ship industry. Products include people and baggage screening, patrolling, guarding and access-control services.
With 20 years of experience, ICTS Europe is unique in its unrivalled depth of operational know-how, management expertise as well as its innovative product and solutions developments. This is reflected in the introduction and widespread use of many ICTS Europe systems and services, such as: RASCargO(tm), FlyingPass, passenger profiling, travel document verification, cargo security, integrated services, auditing, consultancy and training.