The Company, established in September 1987 by the three wharf companies in Kingston, Jamaica [Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL), Western Terminals Limited (WTL) and Kingston Terminal Operators Limited (KTO)] became a 100% subsidiary of KWL when that company completed the acquisition of the shareholdings of the other wharf companies in 2000. A new partnership developed in 2002 and SAL is now jointly owned by KWL and the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ).
Security Administrators Limited is the security provider at Kingston Wharves and Port Bustamante, and provides Specialist Anti-Narcotic Security on vessels in Kingston and Montego Bay. The Company has been the leading provider of maritime security and related services in Jamaica for almost two decades and our performance has resulted in a proud record of achievement that has made us an integral part of the Shipping Industry in Jamaica and the region.
The Company's outstanding performance in the area of anti-narcotic security ha s resulted in approximately 85% of all drug finds at Port Bustamante being made by SAL personnel, an achievement that has been recognised by several clients and the United States Customs who have utilised some of our training programmes and equipment.
In 2004, SAL was appointed a Recognised Security Organisation by the Contracting Government in Jamaica (The Port Authority of Jamaica) and is authorised to conduct Port Facility Security Assessments (PFSAs) and prepare Port Facility Security Plans (PFSPs), in keeping with the requirements of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.
In 2006, SAL became the regional distributor of VideoRay Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) machines. A contract was signed between Security Administrators Limited (SAL) Chairman, Grantley Stephenson and VideoRay President Scott Bentley, which allows SAL to undertake sales of ROVs in the Caribbean.
In February 2008 SAL has expanded its services to offer Industrial Securit y Services and since has been providing industrial security guards on the port of Kingston. This decision was made because of our experience and expertise and because the customers have wished it.
We have also signed a joint agreement with Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) to conduct an Advanced Port Facility Security Officers Course and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Security Administration & Management.