Collision prevention


Safety recommendations for collision prevention at ports and terminals

In a bid to improve safety, reduce injuries and loss of life, equipment damage and minimise 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.

There are a growing number of non-contact, state-of-the-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 non-contact technologies for collision prevention at ports and terminals.


The collision prevention at Ports and Terminals content has been jointly developed by PEMA, TT Club and ICHCA International according to information available at the time of publication. It does not constitute professional advice, nor is it an exhaustive summary of the information available on the subject matter to which it refers.

This document should always be read and used in conjunction with the relevant national and international legislation and any applicable regulations, standards and codes of practice. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information but neither PEMA, TT Club, ICHCA International, nor any of their members is responsible for any loss, damage, costs or expenses incurred (whether in negligence or not) arising from reliance on or interpretation of the information.


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