Container Lashing and Securing
Despite the introduction of advanced vessel and cargo handling technology, the job of container lashing and securing remains largely manual and hazardous operation, with injuries and lives lost every month. And with vessels growing larger and ports and terminals facing ever-higher call exchanges, the volume of work, and risk, for those working on deck and ashore is only multiplying.
From 1 January 2015, amendments to the IMO’s Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing have laid down new requirements for container access and lashing operations, affecting both new and existing vessels. ICHCA has launched a campaign to educate industry stakeholders across the supply chain as this is a truly cross part issue: ship designers, owners and financers, classification societies and insurers, container designers and owners, ocean carriers, port and terminal operators, stevedores and lashers, equipment and technology suppliers and legislators are all deeply affected.
Knowledge and training