Security

Aruba Ports Authority is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all employees, tenants and visitors. APA’s security department operates from the Port Security Center located at the Oranjestad port’s Port-of-Call Gate. From this same center our security personnel monitors the ports at Barcadera and Oranjestad via a sophisticated surveillance system. Our headquarters in Oranjestad also serves as an Emergency Command Center in the event of an emergency. Because security access requirements can be adapted regularly, new information will be posted to this web site as it is made available.

Port Access

Aruba Ports Authority requires that all persons who have a legitimate reason to enter the port display and/or possess port issued credentials. This is to ensure the safety and security of all individuals and assets at APA N.V.. All persons entering the port must:

  1. Obtain and display a Security ID Badge
  2. Possess a Car Pass or
  3. agree to established Visitor protocols

Non-Badge holders may enter the port only when accompanied by a person who has a valid Security ID Badge on file with APA’s Security Department.

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Requirements To Obtain Port Security ID Badge

To obtain a Port Security ID Badge, applicants must:

  • Complete the Application form 2017
  • Take and pass our security assessment test
  • Take and pass a Drug & Alcohol Test
  • Present a copy of the Chamber of Commerce Form (KvK)
  • Present a copy of an official Certificate of Good Conduct
  • For none-residents valid work permit credentials are required

Apply For Port Security ID Badge/Car Pass

To apply for a Port Security ID Badge applicants must:

(This form is required of all applicants and includes sections that must be completed by both the applicant and the applicant’s employer to provide verifiable evidence of port related business.)

Renew Port Security ID Badge

To renew a Port Security ID Badge/Car Pass applicants must:

(This form is required of all applicants and includes areas that must be completed by both the applicant and the applicant’s employer to provide verifiable evidence of port related business.) Bring printed, signed application along with required documentation to the Port Facility Unit at the Oranjestad Cargo Gate entrance during office hours from Monday thru Friday, 08:00 – 12:00 and from 13:00 – 16:00 hours.

Requirements To Obtain Car Pass

To obtain a Car Pass, applicants must:

  • Possess a valid Port Security ID Badge
  • Posses a valid Driver’s Licence
  • Present valid car insurance documents
  • Present valid Technical Inspection document (Keuring)

Obtain Visitor Pass

Visitors who do not require access to the port for more than 24 hour periods may be eligible for a visitor pass. A visitor pass enables individuals who do not routinely access the port to enter when specific security protocols are in place. Visitors must present a valid driver’s license or photo identification card at the Port Security Center to obtain a pass.In case a vehicle entry is desired, above mentioned requirements to obtain a car pass are effective.

(Visitors must be escorted at all times while on the port and adhere to visitor regulations) For more information on APA’s Visitor guidelines, or to schedule your security assessment test call the Facility Unit at (297)- 523-4328-523-4329 or 523-4330.

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