TT Club is an insurer which specialises in the international freight sector. Here Peregrine Storrs-Fox, the Risk Management Director explores recent findings of his organisation’s on-going analysis of claims from supply chain service providers.
TT Club’s recently appointed Regional Director for EMEA, Kevin King makes the point that if safety and security in the container supply chain are to be maintained then all parties must act with the utmost good faith in operating within best practice standards and communicating accurate information
TT Club welcomes the initiative of the World Shipping Council (WSC) in its recent publication of guidelines to the industry in relation to implementing the SOLAS requirements that become mandatory on 1 July 2016.London 9 July 2015
TT Club’s Risk Management Director, Peregrine Storrs-Fox poses the question and highlights why the correct answer is so important.
Speaking at the TOC Container Supply Chain Conference in Rotterdam last week, freight insurance specialist TT Club’s Kevin King called for all parties to take responsibility for minimising the risks inherent in container freight transportation.
Have you felt nervous driving next to a truck on a bend or roundabout? Your apprehension could well be justified. There are too many incidents where trucks, especially those carrying containers, overturn when cornering and discharge unwanted gifts on adjacent vehicles. Unfortunately fatalities often result. Never…never drive next to a truck on a roundabout!!!
Speaking at the Trans Middle East Conference in Doha, Qatar last month, Julien Horn, TT Club’s Middle East Regional Executive and Director of TTMS (Gulf), the Network Partner based in Dubai, lay particular emphasis on the role human error plays in creating damaging incidents at cargo handling terminals and other facilities.
TT Club’s Andrew Huxley puts things into perspective and assesses how last November’s deliberations by the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee will advance the cause of container safety at sea
Specialist freight insurer, TT Club is on a mission to heighten awareness of the dangerous consequences of improperly packed containers and other unit loads. In his article Peregrine Storrs-Fox, TT Club’s Risk Management Director examines the issues and argues the case for greater attention to training warehousemen and others involved in packing such units.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has acted on container weights, amending the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) to require verification, and it has progressed on packing by approving the IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTU Code). Both these are significant moves to improve safety and cargo integrity. Now, as larger container tonnage becomes commonplace, it is time to turn our attention to lashing and securing, another part of the process which when it fails, can have significant consequences as seen in a number of recent accidents around the Middle East.