ISPS stands for the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code, from the International Maritime Organisation. It covers a series of security requirements for ships, ports and governments to prevent terrorist attacks.
The carriers and ports add surcharges (for example, a carrier might add a charge per container) for implementing the requirements of ISPS.This charges covers items such as specially trained personnel. Some carriers and ports call this a "security charge" or "security fee"; e.g. "terminal security fee".
In Panalpina's customer portal, the ISPS charge for the port of departure is included in the origin charges. The ISPS charge for the port of arrival is included in the destination charges.
Above: Origin charges
Above: Destination charges