ICHCA Ship Port Interface Conference

  • Location: London
  • Date: 11/09/2016
  • Time: 08:00

As the IMO announces “Connecting Ships, Ports and People” as the theme for World Maritime Day 2017, ICHCA International announced The Ship-Port Interface, a practical one-day seminar in London, 12 September, bringing all the stakeholders together to explore how to improve safety, security and efficiency at this most critical hand-off point in the maritime supply chain.

Exponential growth in vessel size and cargo peaks have created new technical and operational challenges both on the approach to port and at the terminal. Increasing scale has also highlighted – and potentially increased – long-standing risks and inefficiencies at the ship-port interface, including container lashing and twistlock handling, lifting people under cranes and working at height on and alongside ships.Unfortunately illustrated this year by a number of groundings and ship-crane collisions involving large and ultra large box ships. This includes the 396m, 19,100TEU CSCL Indian Ocean, which ran aground in the River Elbe on its way into the Port of Hamburg, Germany, during February. In May, the 13,100TEU, 366m COSCO Hope collided with a crane on its way out of Port Said, Egypt, causing a large fire on the berth.

Key sessions in the day will discuss:

  • Current & emerging issues at the ship-port interface – stakeholder perspectives
  • The ship as a shared place of work in port – improving safety security and efficiency at the operational frontline
  • Reducing risks & boosting productivity in vessel handling – new approaches & technologies
  • Ports of refuge & emergency operations for the big ship era

These topics will be explored during the day as part of the broader debate on how shipping lines, ports and terminal operators can collaborate in new ways to improve the safety, efficiency and productivity of vessel berthing and handling operations.

Big questions to be discussed during the seminar

  • Where are the biggest risks today?
  • How do current industry practices need to change?
  • Where are new approaches, relationships and ‘joined-up thinking’ most needed?
  • What role can innovative technology – including automation, IoT/M2M and big data platforms – play in addressing the multiple challenges?
ICHCA Ship Port Interface Conference

Holman Fenwick Willan
65 Crutched Friars

TT Club's Peregrine Storrs-Fox will be speaking in the 9.40am session on 'The insurer's perspective'.

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We hope to see you at the event this year.
For any other questions please contact:-
Mikaela Revel, Marketing Executive on +44 (0)207 204 2941

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