An a-maizing mistake

UK P&I Club has launched a training video based on a real-life case of damage to a maize cargo due to a failure to conduct basic loading checks. It depicts an incident where a bulk carrier loaded a full cargo of yellow maize in bulk; the previous cargo had been bulk fertiliser. On completion of loading, all five holds were fumigated and the holds were then closed, secured and sealed. ... [+]

Portal partners vow to improve shipping safety

TT Club and the UK P&I Club have joined forces with Exis Technologies to further develop the Hazcheck Restrictions Portal.  The portal allows participating lines to check for dangerous goods compliance with partner lines and accept provisional bookings.  The portal started as an initiative with several major container lines that ... [+]

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