You may think it is Groundhog Day again. TT Club has been highlighting the issue of the boom of a quay crane colliding with a ship for many years. However, it is frustrating to note the continued regularity of this type of incident.
Significant coverage has been given to the debate in the maritime world concerning Sulphur content in bunker fuel and reduction is CO2 emissions. One fuel solution is LNG, but what are the implications for the shoreside infrastructure?
Shore-based power supply for ships is not exactly new, but may be becoming a ‘hygiene factor’ as stakeholders grapple with broader societal expectations in relation to environmental performance and protection.
International trade inevitably involves multiple stakeholders in different parts of the globe. Fraudulent activity has always been one risk to consider. This article highlights recent cases impacting forwarder relationships, together with due diligence advice.
In a global supply chain it is not possible to retain control over every aspect of the transaction. Hence, it becomes important to carry out due diligence to ensure those to whom you entrust certain elements do so appropriately.
Using the appropriate modal regulations or convention, the shipper/consignor is responsible for correctly classifying any item that is to be transported. In many instances, reliance has to be placed on the manufacturer to provide reliable data so that the carrier is adequately alerted and may respond appropriately in an emergency.
Sources suggest that container fires may occur on a weekly basis and statistics indicate there is a major container cargo fire at sea roughly every 60 days. Tackling fires and subsequent investigations are complex activities.