Safety aspects of the way in which cargo is packed and transported in unit loads across the global supply chain continue to be the focus of opportunities for improvement. During a session of the Intermodal Europe Conference in Amsterdam today, four industry organisations representing different sectors of the supply chain have been drawing attention, in particular, to the responsibilities of container owners and operators in providing equipment that is fit for purpose and properly packed with cargo as set out in the CTU Code.
The Trans- Pacific Asia Conference, held in Shenzhen, China last month provided an opportune forum for leading international freight transport insurer, TT Club to add its voice to growing concerns over the frailty of the global supply chain when faced with cyber-attack.
The TT Club Innovation in Safety Award was presented earlier this week to Ken Rohlmann who heads Hapag Lloyd's Cargo Patrol Team. The initiative is an industry-leading attempt to reduce fraudulent cargo declarations that obscure the true identity of dangerous goods transported around the globe.
The industry coalition committed to promoting the use of the Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTU Code)* stresses two of its primary aims: the need for more widespread communication of the Code's existence and greater cooperation from all parties in the supply chain in putting the Code's guidelines into practice in accordance with their roles and responsibilities.
Freight insurance specialist TT Club and the UK P&I Club, a leading provider of P&I insurance and other services to the international shipping community, two Thomas Miller managed transport insurers have joined forces with Exis Technologies to move the Hazcheck Restrictions Portal into its next development phase.
Freight insurance specialist TT Club and its long-standing partner in Eastern Europe, Panditrans recently held a Seminar in Odessa to highlight the challenges of liability risk facing regional transport operators and to explore solutions to minimise such exposure.
London International Shipping Week takes place between 11th and 15th September, during which an event at the IMO will focus on the correct packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTUs) and the safety issues that result from poor packing and securing practices.
Entries for the TT Club Innovation in Safety Award are gathering pace. Now in its second year, TT Club welcomes an extension to the deadline for entries recently announced by the organisers, to 20th July and calls for more organisations to be acclaimed as safety innovators.