ICHCA International, the global cargo handling NGO association, has launched the 3rd TT Club Innovation in Safety Award and invites submissions from all involved in cargo handling and logistics who has shown a demonstrable improvement in operational safety
The Global Liner Shipping Conference to be held over the next two days in Hamburg provides a good opportunity for international freight transport insurer TT Club to continue with its mission to improve the poor safety conditions presently afflicting the shipping of hazardous materials
The traditional assertion that storm events are unexpected and their consequence unavoidable may no longer be simple to establish. Planning from the outset is as critical as planning for the emergency.
An important aspect of emergency response planning is understanding your own limitations, together potentially with those of the responding or other external agencies. All this is part of thorough risk assessment, effective plan documentation and execution.
When things go wrong, an incident occurs, there inevitably is a response. The degree of severity will generally be commensurate with the diligence in creating, documenting, reviewing, testing and communicating a response plan – hopefully.
How often is a deficiency found but not acted upon, or an incident occurs, and it is not reported? Loss and near miss reporting has always been a thorny topic, but needs to rise above issues of corporate and national culture.