Global trade requires goods to circumnavigate the globe through different climatic zones, predominantly involving sea carriage. The standard general purpose freight container, while effective at protecting the cargo within, is unable to prevent the effects of ambient temperature fluctuations and the resultant condensation that this might cause in connection with certain cargo types.
TT Talk - Containers in a storm
TT Club looks at recent storm events to draw risk guidance from ports and shipping container terminals
TT Talk - Storm preparedness
TT Club offers risk guidance advice in relation to quay container crane maintenance and changing climatic risk.
TT Talk - Changing climatic risk
Find out how changing climatic risks and extreme weather events can impact your insurance cover and validity of claims
TT Talk - Protecting cargo from wet damage
Leading transport & logistics insurer, TT Club, outlines Loss Prevention guidance relating to claims around wet cargo damage
Learn more about how port authorities and terminal operators are facing an increasing risk of insurance claims relating to storm damage.
Analysis of TT Club's claims experience continues to highlight the vulnerability of quay cranes, other handling equipment and containers to major weather related incidents at marine terminals. Despite the large mass, it is not uncommon for these cranes to be blown along the crane rails, potentially into other equipment or toppling over, giving rise to extensive damage.
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.