Risk management guidance for the handling and transportation of grain.
TT Club provides liability, property and equipment insurance to grain storage facilities, bulk inland terminals, bulk marine terminals, transport operators and stevedores.
In addition to our industry-leading cover, Members of the TT Club benefit from a vast range of risk management guidance from webinars and guides to bespoke risk assessments and tailored advice.
This page pulls together our publicly available information relating to the transportation or handling of grain to help our Members and the wider industry understand and mitigate the risks.
Understand the risks of shipping bulk grain in containers
Improper packing of bulk grain cargo can lead to the distortion of the container, compromising structural integrity, spillage of contents, contamination, and injury to workers when opening container doors.
Various sources of potential pest contamination exist throughout the global freight supply chain. Both national legislatures and multinational regulators are keen to minimise potentially devastating consequences to agriculture and the natural environment that unwanted invasive pests can deliver. All those involved in the movement of cargo internationally must heighten their awareness and tighten biosecurity measures.
TT Talk - Protecting cargo from wet damage
Leading transport & logistics insurer, TT Club, outlines Loss Prevention guidance relating to claims around wet cargo damage
Pest contamination by the movement of shipping containers is a threat to the global supply chain
Read about the risks of transporting bulk grain in containers from bodily injury, to contamination, to damage to the container itself
TT Club calls for intrusive inspections of import and export freight to counter the risk of invasive pests
Control the movement of invasive pests with these handy animations
Invasive pests - lighting risks
Packing a container at night under bright lights can attract unwanted insects that can then be transported across the globe.
Invasive pests - transit conditions
Ensuring containers are clean prior to loading is a crucial step in preventing the spread of invasive species
Invasive pests - unit and cargo cleanliness
Debris from the previous load may be contaminated, as can the cargo to be packed if this debris is not thoroughly cleared. To mitigate the risk, always clean inside of the unit before returning it to the supply chain and ensure the cargo to be packed is free from pests.
Mud and vegetation harbour invasive pests, so it's important to ensure containers are clean prior to use.
Join us at the Australian Grains Industry Conference 2022
We'll be at at Crown Promenade, Melbourne from 27th to 28th July 2022 to answer your questions about mitigating the risks of handling and transporting grains, making your operations safer and more sustainable in the long term.