Forum: Ending Misdeclared Cargo
- Location: Royal Lancaster Hotel, London
- Date: 14/11/2019
One of the universal concerns that unite the global shipping industry is the danger posed by hazardous cargo.
While a focus area for liquid and dry bulk and tanker operators, those involved in containerised shipping are engaged in almost forensic analysis of all aspects of transporting hazardous cargo to identify and implement the best options for minimising, if not eliminating, the risks.
The list of human and capital casualties for container shipping from hazardous cargo mishaps has become woefully long in recent years, yet incidents keep occurring.
The MSC Flaminia incident in July 2012, claimed three lives and has led to regulatory changes as well as a seminal judgment on liability between stakeholders. The Maersk Honam incident in March 2018, in which five seafarers were killed, has become the catalyst for the kind of industry resolve that began to take shape throughout 2018. The Yantian Express fire in January 2019 – followed by others through the year – has raised the volume of concern further.
Lloyd’s List, and its research and consultancy counterparts at Lloyd’s List Intelligence, will host an interactive forum with industry leaders, coinciding with Informa’s Global Freight Awards, to drive collaborative effort to tackle the faults in the global supply chain of dangerous goods. TT Club, one of the central agitators for change with its #Fit4Freight cargo integrity campaign, is sponsoring the forum.