Efforts to secure accurate container gross mass data continue following the SOLAS revision mandating verified gross mass for every packed unit having taken effect, but international freight transport insurer, TT Club is now calling for a concerted industry campaign to ensure good practice in all aspects of cargo care.
Peregrine Storrs-Fox, Risk Management Director at TT Club, discusses the risks faced by licenced customs brokers and mitigation steps to take:
Freight transport insurance specialist TT Club has long been concerned over the safety implications of weight misdeclaration and badly packed cargoes in containers. With a significant Amendment to SOLAS (the Safety of Life at Sea Convention) mandating the Verification of Gross Mass (VGM) of containers coming into effect on 1st July next year, Peregrine Storrs-Fox of TT Club warns that the clock is now ticking and that the industry must step-up to its responsibilities.
In the last issue of Containerisation International TT Club’s Peregrine Storrs-Fox examined the implications of the Amendment to SOLAS (the Safety of Life at Sea Convention) mandating the Verification of Gross Mass (VGM) of containers, which comes into effect on 1st July next year. Now, in Part Two of his examination he details the responsibilities of the various parties in the container supply chain.
Leading insurance provider to the international freight transport industry, TT Club is always interested in risk avoidance. Container stacks often present a hazard to a mis-directed crane or forklift. In this article TT’s Risk Management Director, Peregrine Storrs-Fox examines the possibilities of effectively engineering out such incidents to the benefit of the container handling equipment driver, terminal operator, cargo owner and insurer alike.
Peregrine Storrs-Fox, Risk Management Director of leading freight transport insurer TT Club assesses the current security risks that face the world’s container terminals, many of which are also coping with the challenges of larger ships and greater volumes of throughput.
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In the October edition of Containerisation International TT Club’s Peregrine Storrs-Fox looked at the parties within the supply chain who will have responsibility for the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of packed containers when this becomes mandatory on 1 July next year.
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