The Alabama State Port Authority now has a Port-Wide Mass Notification System to alert ASPA employees, tenants, visitors and interested stakeholders in the event of an emergency within the Authority's seaport facilities. The system is designed to provide registrants alerts in the event of security incidents, hazardous chemical leaks, tornadoes and other severe weather.
The system includes loudspeakers on the Port Authority's Main Docks Complex, McDuffie Terminal, Pinto Terminal, Marine Liquid Bulk Terminal and Mobile Middle Bay Port. In high noise areas, strobe lights are used to signify a safety message. There are also LED signs throughout the port, which can be programmed with security messages and instructions.
Stakeholders outside of the Port's network can also take advantage of the system by registering to be notified on land-line telephones or electronic devices. Up to 10,000 people can opt in to be notified via text and email messages on iPhones, Androids and BlackBerry devices. This includes Port Authority tenants and stakeholder personnel, as well as the port's neighbors. The new system keeps a record of who was notified and who responded.
In order to Opt-in to the notification system, it will be necessary to register on the WebMsg website at the link noted below. Once you are on the website, just click on the "Sign-up now to participate" and follow the prompts. The Alabama State Port Authority hopes you take advantage of this new security/safety tool.