In 2006, the Australian Government made amendments to the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003. The changes impacted all persons who require unmonitored access to a maritime security zone and now require them to obtain and display a Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC).
With the introduction of this legislation, the maritime and offshore industries along with their supply and service chains required a means to apply for and obtain MSIC cards to maintain their compliance requirements.
Veritas Group developed a nationwide solution to this challenge. Through the development of an online application (which in 2005 when development began was still a relatively new concept) and back office processing system, the company streamlined the MSIC application process.
Veritas Group's award-winning software system has propelled the company to become the largest MSIC issuing body in Australia. Processing times range from 1 - 2 weeks while the remainder of the industry reports average times of 3 - 4 weeks.
Veritas Group's strategic partnership with Australia Post provides applicants multiple choices for the lodgement of applications.