Ports America


Ports America is committed to providing a safe environment for employees, contractors and visitors at every facility. Our safety policies are based on the concept of Zero Harm—with absolutely no tolerance of unsafe conditions or behaviors.

We believe:

  • All accidents and injuries are preventable.
  • No environmental damage is acceptable.
  • Nothing is more valuable than the health and safety of our employees.

Our safety management system integrates visible leadership by senior management, written safety standards, exemplary environmental procedures, and continuous safety improvements. And our innovative SAFE PORTS program (Safe Actions for Everyone—Practice, Observe, Remember, Think, Safety) reinforces our safety priorities, incorporating four vital elements:

  • Leadership.
  • Safety standards (for pedestrians, mobile equipment, working at heights, load handling and contractor management).
  • Behavior and supervision.
  • Support and services
Compliance Standards for High Security Seals

U.S. Customs and Border Protection recommends Shippers ensure an ISO 17712:2013 compliant high-security seal is (1) properly affixed to all full (stuffed) container shipments and (2) the seal number is accurately recorded on the shipping instructions prior to transporting the cargo to the terminal.

Shippers are reminded to be vigilant in ensuring ISO 17712:2013 compliant seals are properly affixed to all full containers. Under the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) full Instruments of International Traffic (i.e. shipping containers) must have ISO 17712:2013 compliant high security seals properly affixed at the point of stuffing to prevent pilferage, terrorist devices, and other contraband from entering the global supply chain. Additional guidance can be found in U.S. CBP’s CTPAT Bulletin available at the following url: https://www.cbp.gov/document/bulletins/ctpat-bulletin-compliance-isos-17712-standards-high-security-seals

Ports America
OTR “Over the Road” DriverTerminal Rules
  • Safety vest is required.
  • Stay in truck.
  • Stay off RTG tracks.
  • No cell phone use.
  • Unlock and secure pins/cargo at designated out of truck areas.
  • Obey all terminal signage & never block intersections.
  • Observe one way traffic in all container rows.
  • Do not cut through container stacks.
Announcements for Safety Alerts
NMSA & OSHA - Longshore Safety Video #3 - Yard Tractor Tip-over
NMSA & OSHA - Longshore Safety Video #4 - Container Falling from Ship
NMSA - Longshore Safety Video #5 - Improperly Slung Cargo
NMSA - Longshore Safety Video #6 - Swinging Load
NMSA - Longshore Safety Video #7 - Forklift
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Have a safety suggestion? Email: safety@portsamerica.com