Webinar: Clamping Down on Misdeclared Cargo
- Location: Online
- Date: 15/10/2019
- Time: 9:00 BST
The issue of non-declaration and misdeclaration of dangerous goods has been thrust into the industry spotlight following a spate of containership fires.
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. While the Yantian Express fire in January 2019 – followed by others through the year – has raised the volume of concern further.
The frequency and severity of incidents has set alarm bells ringing. Container shipping is now highly focused on an issue that not only incurs significant extra costs and delays to cargoes but more importantly puts lives at risk. Big name box carriers including Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, Evergreen and OOCL have all introduced fines for shippers who misdeclare dangerous goods.
As the industry gets to grips with this pressing matter, Lloyd’s Loading List in conjunction with the TT Club present a webinar that will look to tackle the issue head on.
Bringing together key stakeholders, the webinar will explore the industry’s efforts to stamp out undeclared and misdeclared shipments, poor packing and securing, as well as other cargo-related malpractices, while highlighting the gaps that remain and necessary actions to protect lives, the environment, ships and cargo.