Port gets $623K MARAD grant to upgrade security and port access systems

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(Port Authority of Guam photo)

The Port Authority of Guam has been awarded $623,000.00 from the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration.

The funds will be used for the following initiatives:

• Upgrade of the Port’s CCTV Security Surveillance System
• Upgrade of the Port’s Access Control System

Since 2010, MARAD has partnered with the Port in aggressively developing, executing, and completing major initiatives that has translated into tangible modernization projects that has enhanced the port’s infrastructure and maritime assets, upgrade its fleet of specialized marine equipment, and improved its security posture.

“We are pleased and thankful that MARAD continues to recognize the Port’s efforts to improve the Jose D. Leon Guerrero Commercial Port of Guam to address the expectations of organic growth and strategic importance of the ongoing military buildup,” said Port General Manager Rory Respicio.

“Our partnership and collaboration has been a critical compo modernization program and the aggressive projects funded by MARAD supports the necessary upgrades that will further enhanced the Port’s core capabilities and resiliency” said Respicio.