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Hammering home the safety message in Hamburg

[ May 14, 2019   //   ]

The TT Club will be taking its safer shipping message to the  Global Liner Shipping Conference in Hamburg on 14-15 May.

It will continue its mission to improve the poor safety conditions that afflict the shipping of hazardous materials with the Club’s risk management director, Peregrine Storrs-Fox joining with global law firm HFW partner Craig Neame to suggest a path to improved safety, at a time when a serious ship fire takes place every 60 days, on average.

“A lack of understanding of regulations and good practices in the classification, packing and declaration, handling and transport, of dangerous goods pervades all stakeholders within the multimodal environment, through which such high volumes of containers move around the world,” comments Storrs-Fox.  “Increasing awareness of the risks involved in the freight supply chain, strengthening training in good practices and engendering compliance through appropriate enforcement will not be achieved quickly but are tasks that must be faced.”

At the conference Craig Neame will outline some of the incendiary incidents that have occurred around the world, including in the port of Hamburg.

Storrs-Fox will suggest some solutions that are already being employed including the Hazcheck Portal, which brings information on transport restrictions and regulations together in one place, Cargo Patrol, an attempt to identify undeclared and misdeclared dangerous goods before they are shipped on board and the potential of blockchain technology to eliminate errors in data transmission and interpretation.

Full details of the conference can be found at: