Ports, Maritime & Waterways Forum Event: Overweight Containers: a problem or not?

When: Wednesday, 6 March 2013, 16:30 (for 17:00) - 19:00 Hours

Where: TT Club, Thomas Miller & Co Ltd., 90 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4ST

Speaker: Peregrine Storrs-Fox, Risk Management Director, TT Club, Thomas Miller & Co Ltd.

One hundred and forty years after Samuel Plimsoll, the Victorian campaigner for safety at sea, perhaps mischievously suggested that:

"If a small number of well-known ship owners were put aboard one of their own vessels when she was ready for sea, we should in the event of bad weather, see that with them had disappeared from our annals, nine-tenths of the losses we deplore".

Why are overweight containers an issue today? This presentation will:

Review the history of the issue at the IMO.

Examine case studies from several casualties.

Consider the legal issues.

Look at the impact through the wider supply chain.

Peregrine read Law at Southampton University, specialising in the law of carriage and international trade. He has been with the TT Club since 1984, firstly handling claims and providing advice to all types of transport including ports and terminals. He now directs its loss prevention services and has developed links with like-minded trade organisations and NGO's to promote good practice in health and safety matters as well as general operations. He publishes loss prevention briefings on many operational issues, and handbooks on topics such as wind storm preparedness, supply chain security and international carriage conventions.

This is an ideal opportunity for those in the ports, shipping and wider freight supply chain sectors to ask questions and learn more about this important issue. Refreshments and a finger buffet will be provided following the presentation which will also give you a chance to network with like-minded individuals.

To secure your place at this unique event, please book on line now, or contact our Membership Services Team on tel: 01536 740104, or email us at


quoting event code PMW0001.

Cost: Members - Free; Non-Members - £10.00.

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