Safety is a key factor of sustainability.
No port can grow sustainably with costly accidents creating claims and driving up insurance premiums. Recent events suggest that windstorms and extreme weather events are becoming less predictable, more severe and affecting areas previously considered low risk.
Ensuring your port operations are safe and secure should be top priority. Here we aim to cover all aspects of port and terminal safety including quay crane risks, climatic risks, due diligence and contractual challenges, cargo theft and damage, misdeclaration, fire safety and much more.
However, if you have any concerns that are not covered here, you can always submit an enquiry on the right or email us at email@example.com.
Ports and terminals webinars
TT Club has recorded several past webinars on the topic of ports and terminals, containing important guidance on how to mitigate related links.
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Port-safety news & insights
Learn more about how port authorities and terminal operators are facing an increasing risk of insurance claims relating to storm damage.
Learn more about the risks of abandoned cargo as we reflect on the Beirut explosion of August 2021.
Read more about the importance of ports of refuge with regards to the safety of our seafarers and the protection of our environment.
Brexit: guidance for ports and terminals
When it comes to Brexit, here's a comprehensive guide for all UK Ports and Terminals
Episode 1 - Abandoned and uncollected cargo
Find out more about the contractual challenges of dealing with abandoned cargo in the transport and logistics industry
Analysis of TT Club's claims experience continues to highlight the vulnerability of quay cranes, other handling equipment and containers to major weather related incidents at marine terminals. Despite the large mass, it is not uncommon for these cranes to be blown along the crane rails, potentially into other equipment or toppling over, giving rise to extensive damage.
TT Talk - Crane collisions & allisions
Whether for bulk handling or container operations, the quayside crane is critical for performing ship to shore services. This vital tool is also vulnerable to significant damage when impacted by a ship during berthing. While relatively low frequency, such incidents carry high consequence in direct damage, business disruption and potential for injury.
Apart from the recent devastating explosion in Beirut, there has been a spate of ro-ro/car carrier fires in recent months, leading to fresh calls for improvements, scrutiny and control in relation to dangerous goods (DG). Container ship fires are always in mind.
Port safety publications
Ports & terminals cover
No two ports or terminals are the same, which is why we tailor-make policies to reflect the risks you face.
As well as port liability risks, TT Club cover can be tailored to address the combination of commercial and environmental risks faced by port authorities and terminal operators.