Death in confined spaces – a hidden danger
International freight transport insurer TT Club is seeking to draw attention to the life-threatening hazards caused by enclosed and confined spaces prevalent throughout the global supply chain
TT Talk - Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors
The requirement for employers engaged in the transport of dangerous goods by road, rail or inland waterway to appoint a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) was introduced from 1 January 2000, through EC Directive 96/35/EC
Read more about the progress in dangerous good regulations ten years on from the MSC Flaminia disaster.
Guidance for mitigating the risks of transporting dangerous goods for the global supply chain.
Learn more about the risks of abandoned cargo as we reflect on the Beirut explosion of August 2021.
TT Talk - Ship fires often start ashore
Find out about TT Club ship fire claims statistics, causes of ship fires and what can be done to prevent them.
Apart from the recent devastating explosion in Beirut, there has been a spate of ro-ro/car carrier fires in recent months, leading to fresh calls for improvements, scrutiny and control in relation to dangerous goods (DG). Container ship fires are always in mind.
TT Talk - Limited quantities
Non-declared or mis-declared cargo entered into the international supply chain, vastly increases the risk to cargo, property, the environment and most importantly the lives of all individuals moving the goods.
UN portable tanks (tank containers) have been used in the international supply chain to distribute bulk cargoes for many years. Having such a deep heritage in the insurance of the maritime containers, naturally TT Club has intimate understanding of the tank container sector, with a current insurable interest in around 53% of the global tank container fleet.
The announcement of another fire on board a container ship early in January 2020 - the first publicised this year - reinforce the vital importance of increasing rigour around the transport of dangerous goods (and not just by sea).