Collision Prevention at Ports and Terminals
Information Paper - Collision prevention at ports and terminals ia a joint initiative from TT Club, ICHCA International and the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association.
In a bid to improve safety, reduce injuries and loss of life, equipment damage and minimize costly business disruption at ports and terminals worldwide, PEMA, TT Club, and ICHCA International have pooled resources to make available information to promote collision prevention. The results of this research and consultation fall under the auspices of PEMA’s Safety & Environment Committee.
All relevant stakeholders have been involved in the development of this project. PEMA represents container crane and technology suppliers, and TT Club and ICHCA International represent container terminals.
There are a growing number of non-contact, state-ofthe-art technologies for collision prevention that can dramatically improve equipment safety and reduce risk associated with container handling. However, many of these are not currently included in national or international standards. This paper suggests that such technologies should be installed on new and existing equipment.
This paper covers major features and types of noncontact technologies for collision prevention at ports and terminals.
This information does not carry any force of law, and is independent of the various local, national and international regulatory regimes on the safe design, manufacture, specification and operation of the various equipment types, which must also be satisfied. Adoption of equipment technologies to enhance risk reduction and safety, which is the primary focus of this document, must also go together with the development of robust operational safety processes.