Three industry bodies have produced Revision 1 of their Recommended Minimum Safety Features for Quay Container Cranes. Experts from international freight transport insurers, TT Club, together with cargo handling industry experts ICHCA and PEMA recommend minimum standard safety features to promote safety.
The 3rd TT Club Innovation in Safety Award was presented to a joint winning delegation of Künz, CSXIT and Yardeye at the ICHCA 20/20 Cargo Vision internatinal conference, hosted by Malta Freeport Terminal, taking place at The Hilton Hotel, Malta between 11 and 14 November. The 2nd John Strang A.O Memorial Award was awarded to Health & Safety Executive UK at the same evening reception and awards ceremony, attended by conference delegates from over 23 countries worldwide. The reception was held at Casino Maltese in Valletta..
The winner of this year’s award, announced on Friday at the FIATA World Congress in Cape Town, is Mrs Evgeniya Khokhlova, who represents the Russian association (FAR) and is a Specialist in Project Logisticsfor SVH-Freight.
A number of container lines have recently announced measures to discourage shippers from mis-declaring hazardous cargoes, which is a practice strongly suspected as being either the cause of, or at least contributory to, the spate of container ship fires in recent months.
TT Club and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, FIATA are once more in a position to announce the regional winners of the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award (YIFFYA) 2019.
TT Club and BSI have issued the second edition of their report on global cargo theft, the first to cover a full year. Highlighted findings include: theft from road vehicles once more accounts for the highest proportion at 84%; Slash and Grab the largest type of cargo theft at 26% globally but with significant regional variations; the combination of food, beverage, alcohol and tobacco making up the most common commodity group at 34% and South America topping the regional analysis of median value for each theft at $77,000.
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 recent reports of container ship fires has once more focussed those in the container supply chain on safety issues related to the incorrect processing of dangerous goods. The nascent Cargo Integrity campaign initiated by the international transport and logistics insurer, TT Club has as a consequence gained renewed impetus.