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Paper on Seaborne Ammonium Nitrate Safety Published

Global cargo handling association ICHCA International (ICHCA) focusses on helping ships transporting ammonium nitrate to manage risks in a whitepaper detailing guidance for fire prevention and mitigation.   The risks posed by poor conditions of storage of this common compound, which is used extensively in the Fertilisers and Explosives industries, have been well documented but awareness of the dangers of fire during transportation by sea is less well known.  The objective of this guide, entitled ‘Ammonium Fire Risk on Board Ships’ is to outline best practice with respect to the management of risk on vessels chartered to ship the compound through ports around the world.   For full press release click here   A copy of the guide “Ammonium Fire Risk on Board Ships” is available here until Friday 9 December - Click Here!

Battery Safety Week – Roundup

Last week, we continued to raise awareness of the potential risks associated with the transport of batteries – particularly but not exclusively Lithium Batteries. Our goal is to help those handling batteries themselves or cargos (such as electric vehicles) that contain batteries, to have the best awareness of the risks and learning from across the industry. As we said at the outset, all kinds of recognised dangerous goods can be safely handled and transported if the risks are known and managed. Our sector has embraced renewable energy in order to deliver to the world. Batteries are a key component in reducing worldwide carbon emissions. Handling and carriage of batteries is part of the complex problem solving that the cargo industry does every day. Whilst we highlighted some incidents to give a clear sense of the potential consequences if things go wrong, throughout the week we also saw the work of many stakeholders contributing to raising awareness and improving learning. In case you missed the posts themselves, here is a summary of what was covered and links to follow to the web pages.   Lithium Ion Battery Risk Whitepaper from TT Club, UK P&I Club and Brookes Bell. The paper addresses lithium ion battery science, hazards and consequences of  mechanical, electrical and thermal abuse.  It also considers dangerous goods regulatory provisions including IMDG Code change recommendations, classification and declaration, Special Provisions,  packaging, emergency response and risk prevention. LINK: https://www.ttclub.com/news-and-resources/publications/lithium-batteries-whitepaper   Guidance on Li-Ion Fires from Fire Industry Association Though not directed at the cargo supply chain per se, this guidance provides interesting background.  It discusses gas detection (potential early means of warning), fire detection and various suppression and extinguishing approaches, including: Ÿ fixed and  gaseous fire extinguishing systems  Ÿ aerosol, mist, sprinkler, deluge & foam Ÿ wetting agents Ÿ aqueous vermiculite dispersion Ÿ powder systems  Ÿ oxygen reduction systems Ÿ portable fire extinguishers LINK: https://www.fia.uk.com/news/guidance-on-li-ion-battery-fires.html   Lithium-ion batteries:  Fire risks and loss prevention measures in shipping, Allianz Risk Consulting Bulletin Addresses battery fire science and hazards as well as identifying four important loss prevention measures: Ÿ Choose a reputable manufacturer Ÿ Check the battery’s state of charge (ideally between 30% and 50% depending on the battery) Ÿ Beware of short circuits (if short circuit heat can not dissipate, ignition thermal runaway or an explosion can occur Ÿ Follow packing instructions and train your staff. LINK: https://www.agcs.allianz.com/news-and-insights/news/lithium-ion-batteries.html#:~:text=The%20risk%   Failure to Properly Disconnect [...]

Inside ICHCA Australia – November 2022

For the latest edition of “Inside ICHCA Australia” please follow the link: Inside ICHCA Australia - November 2022 For previous newsletters click here: https://ichca.com/newsletters          

UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport 2022 published

The Review of Maritime Transport 2022 is out! Navigating Stormy Waters notes that "COVID-19, the war in Ukraine, climate change and geopolitics have wreaked havoc on maritime transport and logistics, clogging some ports and closing others, reconfiguring routes, extending delays and pushing up shipping costs."  Acknowledging that "delays have improved and dry cargo rates are coming down..." it concludes that "... maritime transport – and thus world trade – remains vulnerable." and calls on industry to shore up resilience to future crises and climate change. UNCTAD's 15 point call to action is directed at a wide range of stakeholders and identifies challenges for which there are no quick and easy fixes and which no actor will be able to deliver alone: Governments and operators to expand and upgrade port infrastructure and land transport connections, and accelerate trade facilitation reforms, especially digitalization Port operators and shipping companies to invest in increasing storage facilities and reducing equipment shortages Shipping companies to invest in sustainable shipping and deploy the necessary ship-carrying capacity The international community to mitigate COVID-19’s impact by providing better access to vaccines and medicines in developing countries Countries to keep trade flowing by minimizing lockdowns and by avoiding export and import restrictions – especially of food, fertilizers and energy Countries to promote economic growth, avoid austerity measures, while taming inflation and reducing financial vulnerability More investment in energy-efficient shipping technologies and an accelerated shift to alternative, low-carbon fuels to cut the carbon footprint of maritime transport A predictable global regulatory framework for investing in decarbonization and increased support for developing countries in the energy transition Stronger support to help developing countries adapt ports to the impacts of climate change, especially in small island developing states Stronger support to help developing countries adopt smart maritime logistics and digital technologies, and implement measures to improve port, road and rail connections Developing countries to improve port performance and productivity, including by upgrading port capacity and strengthening regional transport connections Port authorities to reduce labour shortages by attracting more women workers and increasing female participation in the sector Competition and port authorities to work together to monitor freight rates and charges and respond to industry consolidation with measures to protect competition Stronger international cooperation on cross-border, anticompetitive practices in maritime transport, based on the UN Set of Competition Rules and Principles Governments to monitor trends in maritime industry structures and services to ensure level [...]

Maritime Joint Informal Meeting – Leadership & soft skills – Time to update STCW? 5 December 2022 at 18:15 GMT

The next Maritime Joint Informal Meeting - Leadership & soft skills - Time to update STCW? 5 December 2022 at 18:15 GMT  on HQS Wellington, Victoria Embankment, WC2R 2PN or via Zoom After a summary of the recent MPC survey on leadership and STCW by Steve Cameron, there will be a discussion with the panel, and audience debate as below; • STCW - Is current leadership training sufficient? • Is there a place for kind leadership at sea? • What should future leadership skills training include? For more info click here  To register click here:Joint Meeting - December 2022 - Leadership & Soft Skills – Time to Update STCW? (hcmm.org.uk)

Battery Safety Week – Day 5: Lithium Battery Guide for Shippers: A Compliance Tool for All Modes of Transportation (US Department of Transportation, rev. Sep 2021)

Today is the final day of our battery fire safety week, but it is far from the end of the journey.  We set out to put a spotlight on the hazards associated with transporting principally (but not exclusively) Lithium Ion batteries.  Through the week we have seen the work of many stakeholders contributing to raising awareness and improving learning.  We are committed to working with members and partners to understand the risks and continuously improve how the whole industry can manage safe transport of batteries.   Lithium Battery Guide for Shippers: A Compliance Tool for All Modes of Transportation (US Department of Transportation, rev. Sep 2021) This compliance resource seeks to assist shippers to safely package lithium cells and batteries for transport by all modes of transportation.  As a US guide, it is embedded in national regulatory requirements: Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  Operators outside the US, will also need to consider any other relevant national and international frameworks. The guide provides ten scenarios outlining the applicable requirements that a shipper must follow to ship packages of lithium cells and batteries in various configurations such as UN3091 Lithium metal batteries packed with or contained in equipment - smaller cells and batteries and UN3536 Cargo Transport Units. guide provides ten scenarios outlining the applicable requirements that a shipper must follow to ship packages of lithium cells and batteries in various configurations such as UN3091 Lithium metal batteries packed with or contained in equipment - smaller cells and batteries and UN3536 Cargo Transport Units. Each of the ten distinct shipping guides refers to the regulatory requirements for a specific lithium cell/battery type, configuration, and size.  Each one covers topics such as packaging, hazard communication (e.g., package marking, labelling, shipping papers), stowage, and handling of hazardous materials.    The shipper can find the applicable provisions to follow depending on the given scenario.  The guides are not a substitute for knowledge of and compliance with regulations. The Lithium Battery Guide for Shippers is available from: https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/sites/phmsa.dot.gov/files/2022-09/Lithium-Battery-Guide-FN.pdf   We are listening… We are keen to hear from you about your experience and perspectives on this topic.  Do you have comments on the material that we have shared?  Do you have links to guidance that might help others in the industry to continually improve management of this risk.   Please send any comments, ideas, links or questions to secretariat@ichca.com   Video recordings The video [...]

Battery Safety Week – Day 4: Failure to Properly Disconnect and Secure Vehicle Batteries Led to Fire Aboard Vehicle Carrier Höegh Xiamen

Day 4 of our battery fire safety week and today it is a case study published by the US National Transportation Safety Board.  The report itself provides a considerable amount of detail on the fire aboard the roll-on/roll-off cargo vessel Höegh Xiamen.   Nine shoreside firefighters heroically responding to the accident were injured during firefighting action on the first day.  Fortunately, none of the  vessel’s 21 crewmembers were injured.  The vessel and its cargo of 2,420 used vehicles were declared a total loss valued at $40 million, and the vessel was later towed to Turkey for recycling. NTSB noted that the transportation of used vehicles, such as those loaded on Höegh Xiamen, is excepted from Hazardous Materials Regulations because the vessel had a stowage area specifically designed and approved for carrying vehicles.  Investigators found that used vehicles are often damaged and present an elevated risk of fire.   NTSB concluded that greater inspection, oversight, and enforcement are needed to reduce this risk. Probable Cause NTSB determined that the probable cause of the fire was an electrical fault from an improperly disconnected battery in a used vehicle on a cargo deck.  This happened because “vehicle battery securement procedures were not being followed”. Contributing Factors Detection of the fire was delayed because it was standard practice to deactivate fire detection systems during loading and the operating company did not have procedures to minimize the amount of time that vessel fire detection systems remained deactivated after loading evolutions.  Therefore, the vessel’s fire detection system was not immediately re-activated after the completion of loading. Extinguishing system activation.  The master’s decision to delay the release of the carbon dioxide fixed fire-extinguishing system contributed to the extent of the fire. Raising the alarm.  Shoreside emergency service response was delayed because the ship’s master did not know the process for contacting them/raising the alarm. Recommendations ​NTSB made recommendations to: the companies involved to improve oversight of vehicle loading as well as training of personnel involved in battery securement for used and damaged vehicles federal agencies to improve regulations for vehicle carriers that transport used vehicles the vessel operator to revise their procedures involving the deactivation of fire detection systems and to ensure emergency contact information is immediately available for bridge teams.​​ The full report is available from: https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/Pages/DCA20FM020.aspx   We are listening… We are keen to hear from you about your experience and perspectives on this topic.  Do [...]

Job Title: EMEA Risk Assessment Manager – TT CLUB

The TT Club’s Loss Prevention Function is of key importance to support the Club’s mission to make the international transport and logistics industry safer and more secure. This role involves working as part of the Loss Prevention Function in relation to all TT Club activities but has primary focus on the port and terminal sector. The summary role objectives are: Provide in-house engineering and port/terminal operational expertise to support underwriters and claims handlers Assess risks and identify loss prevention actions, presenting findings to operators Work proactively with operators to assist and support in loss prevention initiatives Interact with industry associations as appropriate to further loss prevention objectives Support the generation and promotion of good practice guidance for the industry   For more information, download the job specification here   If you are interested in applying for this role, please contact recruitment@thomasmiller.com

Battery Safety Week – Day 3: Allianz Risk Consulting bulletin – Lithium-ion batteries: Fire risks and loss prevention measures in shipping

Day three of our battery safety week spotlighting learning, awareness raising and debate around Li-Ion battery  fire safety, features the bulletin produced by Allianz Risk Consulting.  We were privileged to have Captain Randall Lund from Allianz speak at our October webinar (see link to video below) and the bulletin complements his presentation. In 2017 Allianz were already raising awareness on li-ion battery fire risk and the vital need to handle them correctly.   One of the most likely causes of a li-ion battery fire is damage to the battery itself which can lead in turn to thermal runaway, fire, explosion and release of toxic gases.     Allianz identify four important loss prevention measures:   Choose a reputable manufacturer Check the battery’s state of charge; ideal state of charge for transportation is typically between 30% and 50% depending on manufacturer’s recommendation, battery size/type, anticipated time in store before use and intended usage. Beware of short circuits: if the heat generated by a short circuit is unable to dissipate (as in a closed package, or an intermodal freight container) the internal temperature will rise quickly to a point of ignition, which may be quickly followed by a thermal runaway event, or an explosion caused by the rapidly expanding dangerous gases being given off. Follow packing instructions and train your staff – Cargo damage is one of the most common claims handled by the AGCS marine team. Battery shipments, whether large standalone storage units or palletized container loads that have been packaged according to Dangerous Goods Regulations, have to withstand the rigors of transit. This includes numerous touch points and handling of cargo, which can lead to damaged cells, batteries, and packaging. Cartons can get dropped, hit by forklifts, or crushed by superimposed cargoes, any of which can compromise the battery/cell itself and introduce one of the known hazards.   The Allianz Risk Consulting bulletin - Lithium-ion batteries:  Fire risks and loss prevention measures in shipping is available from: https://www.agcs.allianz.com/news-and-insights/news/lithium-ion-batteries.html#:~:text=The%20risk% We are listening… We are keen to hear from you about your experience and perspectives on this topic.  Do you have comments on the material that we have shared?  Do you have links to guidance that might help others in the industry to continually improve management of this risk.   Please send any comments, ideas, links or questions to secretariat@ichca.com   Video recordings The video recordings of our Li-Ion webinar are still available [...]

Battery Safety Week – Day 2: Fire Industry Association Guidance on Li-Ion Fires

Continuing our week of sharing learning, raising awareness and encouraging discussion around Li-Ion battery safety, today's spotlight is on guidance produced by the Fire Industry Association. Although not directed at the cargo supply chain per se, this document provides interesting background information.  It discusses gas detection (providing potential early means of warning), fire detection and various suppression and extinguishing approaches, including:     The Fire Industry Association Li-Ion Fire Safety guidance is available from: https://www.fia.uk.com/news/guidance-on-li-ion-battery-fires.html     We are listening… We are keen to hear from you about your experience and perspectives on this topic.  Do you have comments on the material that we have shared?  Do you have links to guidance that might help others in the industry to continually improve management of this risk.   Please send any comments, ideas, links or questions to secretariat@ichca.com   Video recordings The video recordings of our Li-Ion webinar are still available on our web site on the following links: Captain Randall Lund, Senior Marine Risk Consultant at Allianz Risk Consulting Lithium-Ion batteries - fire risks and loss prevention measures in shipping https://ichca.com/captain-randall-lund-lithium-ion-battery-cargoes-fire-risks-and-emergency-response-video   Cdt. Dirk Van de Velde, CO Health Safety, Security & Environment, Mediterranean Shipping Company Carrying and handling electric vehicles - managing operational risk https://ichca.com/cdt-dirk-van-de-velde-lithium-ion-battery-cargoes-fire-risks-and-emergency-response-video   Thomas Jahren, Distribution Manager (Europe & Asia), Bridgehill AS Be better prepared for electric vehicle fires https://ichca.com/thomas-jahren-lithium-ion-battery-cargoes-fire-risks-and-emergency-response-video-now   We are grateful to all of the organisations mentioned in this release who have demonstrated health and safety thought leadership by researching and releasing material intended for the benefit of the industry and its people.  References to external links, documents and web sites remain with the copywrite owners. ICHCA International is not responsible for, and cannot guarantee the accuracy of, information on sites that it does not manage; nor should the inclusion of a hyperlink be taken to mean endorsement by ICHCA International of the site to which it points.    

Mike Compton 1936 – 2022

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Mr Michael (Mike) Leonard Compton, who for many years championed health and safety in ports and terminals across the globe. A prominent member and previous Technical Advisor of ICHCA, Mike worked relentlessly to raise standards.  He was integral in the development of international and national regulation, approved codes of practice and guidance.  One of Mike’s major contributions was to the ILO Code of Practice Safety and Health in Ports published in 2005.   Mike Compton started work in the early 1950s with the Port of London Authority in a clerical role.  His early responsibilities drew on his natural aptitude for detail, requiring close documentary control.  It was not long, however, before he moved into operations, and for a while worked on a department now taken up by the runway for London City Airport.  His role developed around awareness of accidents and grew into a life-long passion to improve safety in dock work.  Prior to containerisation in the 1960s, the dock industry was dominated by manual handling with its high volume of people and high number of accidents and injuries.  In this period, Mike became part of the Port of London Authority’s drive to improve its ‘Safety First Committees’, which had first been set up in 1926.  Focus on improved information and training followed, together with development of personal protective gear and a culture of valuing safety.  Having chalked up almost six decades in the transport industry, including over 45 years dedicated solely to health and safety, Mike decided to retire in 2011.  He had worked at company, port, national and international level, in addition to being the safety correspondent for Cargo Systems magazine from March 1976 until its closure in June 2011.  In his devoted work for ICHCA International he built an impressive network of experts in the form of the International Safety Panel as its Chair.  The Panel - now the ICHCA Technical Panel - is still thriving, meeting and corresponding, bringing together a vast array of expertise and experience throughout the supply chain, from operational, engineering and other technical backgrounds.  Through the Panel, ICHCA International has published over 80 practical advisory documents that are extensively used as the reference point for industry good practice.  It is thanks to Mike that this library exists and continues to develop all with the aim of ensuring that people get to go home [...]

Battery Safety Week – Day 1: Introduction and Li-Ion battery risk whitepaper from TT Club, UK P&I Club and Brookes Bell

In October we hosted three world class speakers for a webinar on the risks associated with Lithium Ion batteries,  particularly risk of fire.  There is an increasing recognition of the challenges of handling such cargoes safely. As with any potentially dangerous goods, it is possible to transport Li-Ion batteries successfully providing the  risks are understood and managed.  ICHCA is committed to raising awareness throughout the supply chain and  creating space for informed discussion amongst all stakeholders. Throughout this week, we will highlight both questions and learning on this topic.  We look forward to hearing  from you and sharing learning for the benefit of the whole industry.   We start with a whitepaper on Li-Ion battery Risk from TT Club, UK P&I Club and scientific consultants, Brookes Bell. The authors contend that 'despite significant fire incidents (…) the broad maritime community and logistics  supply chain remain predominantly unaware of the hazards and potential consequences when a lithium-ion  battery fails and goes into thermal runaway.' Their paper notes that 'When a lithium-ion battery fails, the speed of failure (seconds), production of significant  quantities of toxic, corrosive and flammable gases (000’s of litres) as well as the rapid development of intense  heat and explosive situations (+450°C) continue to be underestimated.' The paper seeks to raise awareness and addresses lithium ion battery science, hazards, consequences of  mechanical, electrical and thermal abuse, current dangerous goods regulatory provisions including  recommendations for IMDG Code changes and further work, classification and declaration, Special Provisions,  packaging, emergency response and risk prevention. Several points that particularly caught our attention from many interesting items in the report, concerned the  nature of gasses released in a li-Ion battery fire. The white paper points out that what might appear as 'smoke'  from a li-ion battery fire is in fact a cocktail of toxic and explosive gasses.       Additionally 'The old rule of going low when a fire occurs because smoke rises does not apply to battery fires due  to the different properties and densities of the vapours being produced. Just one final example of many more points raised in the report is the substantial difference in the challenge when fighting an electric vehicle fire, compared to one in a combustion engine vehicle.     The Whitepaper on Li-Ion battery Risk from TT Club, UK P&I Club and scientific consultants, Brookes Bell is available from:- https://www.ttclub.com/news-and-resources/publications/lithium-batteries-whitepaper   We are listening… We are [...]

IAPH Updated bunkering safety checklists for liquified gasses as a marine fuel in a port now available

  The International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) Clean Marine Fuels Working Group has released updated bunkering checklists for fuels such as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Liquefied Biogas (LBG) and Liquid Hydrogen (LH2). The harmonized bunker checklists are designed for known bunkering scenarios and reflect the extra requirements on ports and terminals for alternative marine fuels bunker operations.  The intention is that the bunkering checklists can support a high level of quality and responsibility in such operations. Within the set, there are Ship to Ship and Truck to Ship checklists. IAPH recommends that terminals should be sufficiently involved in the process to enable and ensure safe bunker operations at their berths.  The choice of which checklist to use should be based on the formal responsibilities of the terminal, which may depend on national or regional legislation.   For example if the formal role of the terminal includes certain responsibilities with respect to the STS bunker operation, STS bunker checklist ‘A’ would be the checklist of choice.  In a case where the terminal is only to be informed on which operational risk mitigation measures are to be taken during STS bunker operations, version ‘B’ would be checklist of choice.   These checklists are a safety tool on an operational level.  Strategic management systems are also essential to ensure safe bunker operations of liquefied gas as a marine fuel.   Download the checklists here      

Current Awareness Bulletin – for IMO themes and news – SEPTEMBER 2022

The latest edition of the Current Awareness Bulletin is attached. The Bulletin provides a monthly digest of news and publications focusing on subjects and themes related to the work of IMO with each edition presenting headlines from the previous month.  Links to complete articles or abstracts on publishers' sites are included, although access may require payment or subscription.  The Bulletin itself is free to download and to redistribute.   This edition along with the back catalogue is also available at:  https://www.imo.org/en/KnowledgeCentre/Pages/CurrentAwarenessBulletin-Default.aspx   The Current Awareness Bulletin is compiled by the IMO Maritime Knowledge Centre but is not an official IMO publication.  Inclusion does not imply any endorsement by IMO.  

Training video exploring how accidents in ports can be the result of multiple factors and influences – freely available for use

How many things need to go wrong for an accident to happen?   The Swiss cheese model of accident causation (James T Reason) likens human systems to multiple slices of Swiss cheese, stacked side by side.  The more ‘slices’, the less likely there will be a ‘hole’ all the way through and the more likely the threat will be blocked/prevented. A video produced by colleagues at Signal Mutual called “When we look away” follows a day in the life of a worker at a fictional port terminal.  There are procedures in place to prevent accidents, but tiredness, heat, need to get the job done and several lapses in safe systems of work lead to the worst of outcomes.  The video considers actions and decisions by others and how multiple factors in combination, not just those of the individual can contribute to increased risk.  It shows that by committing to protection at all levels, people get to go home safe.     The video can be used as part of training, induction, toolbox talks and team briefings and is available in the Vimeo platform for free download at: https://vimeo.com/689451725/f06e8792f2   Thanks to Signal Mutual for allowing us to share this learning tool.   Attention:  This video is being provided by Signal Mutual for educational purposes only. All crew should follow all guidelines, instructions and directions provided to them by their supervisors. Signal Mutual disclaims any liability in connection with this video. All rights reserved.  

Last chance to enter…. Submit your entry by 11 November 2022 for the TT Club Innovation in Safety Award…

Last chance to enter…. Submit your entry by 11 November 2022 for the TT Club Innovation in Safety Award… You are invited to make a submission for the TT Club Innovation in Safety Award, anyone involved in cargo logistics who can show a demonstrable improvement to safety is welcome to make an application. ICHCA International, the global cargo handling association, launched the 2022 TT Club Innovation in Safety Award today inviting entrants to submit details of their innovations by 11 November 2022. The Award, which is open to an individual, team or company involved in cargo logistics, has seen the prestige associated with winning or being highly commended, grow year-on-year. Past winners have ranged from individual entrepreneurs and specialist suppliers to employee teams in major industry businesses. Entrants are required to show that a product, idea, solution, process, scheme or other innovation has resulted in a demonstrable improvement in safety.   To enter follow the link: https://ichca.com/tt-club-innovation-in-safety-awards    

ICHCA Welcomes Transport Events Limited as New Member

The global association representing cargo handling companies, ICHCA International (ICHCA) is delighted to welcome Transport Events, the organisation responsible for coordinating some of the largest trade events in the industry as a new member.   This new partnership has been welcomed by both parties as a framework to support their mutual interest in the dissemination of knowledge, best practice and commentary on the challenges and issues facing the global cargo handling community.   In welcoming the new member, Richard Steele, ICHCA International’s CEO stated, “Co-operation with key industry organisations is critical to the safe and efficient performance of today’s increasingly complex supply chains.  At ICHCA we remain committed to our efforts to improve safety, security and sustainability and with the help of Transport Events Limited, we can continue to spread our key messages, across Africa, Asia and Europe.   For full press release, click here    

ICHCA In The News – Press Clippings (October 2022)

Click Here to read articles from the following sources about ICHCA , collated by Portcare International. All About Shipping Containers Insurance Marine News Loadstar Maritime Advocate American Journal of Transportation Daily Cargo News EXIM India Forwarder Magazine Hellenic Shipping News

JIM Meeting, 28 November 2022, ECDIS: Should we continue to procced with caution in this age of digital navigation?

The next Joint Meeting is hosted by HCMM in partnership with WISTA will be held on 28 November 2022 - time tbc location HQS Wellington, London or via Zoom. “ECDIS: Should we continue to procced with caution in this age of digital navigation?” A review of the practical and legal considerations when using and developing training and policy for ECDIS. The speakers for this event are Helene Peter-Davies – Legal Director & Master Mariner, Hill Dickinson LLP / Board Member of WISTA UK and Peter Thornton – Associate & Master Mariner, Hill Dickinson LLP.   For further information and to book your place click here:  Joint Meeting - November 2022 (hcmm.org.uk) Zoom details will be sent to all registered attendees on Monday 28 November at 17:00 to allow virtual attendance to those not able to attend in person.           

Inside ICHCA Australia – October 2022

For the latest edition of “Inside ICHCA Australia” please follow the link: Inside ICHCA Australia - October 2022 For previous newsletters click here: https://ichca.com/newsletters          

2022 IMO Awards for Exceptional Bravery at Sea – Wednesday 2 November – Live Streaming

The IMO Awards Ceremony for the presentation of the 2021 International Maritime Prize and the 2022 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea, will take place at IMO Headquarters on Wednesday, 2 November 2022 at 6 p.m. (UTC)   A special tribute to Mr. William O’Neil, IMO Secretary-General Emeritus, will take place at the beginning of the ceremony.   Further information can be viewed and downloaded here: https://indd.adobe.com/view/5b24f521-bb4c-4dff-b2a2-c080200c2162. For those who cannot attend in person, the ceremony will be live streamed from 6 p.m. (UTC) at: https://streaming.imo.org/”      

Closing date 11 November 2022 for entries…. TT Club Innovation in Safety Award

Don't miss out, entries are coming in for the 2022 TT Club Innovation in Safety Award. You are also invited to make a submission, anyone involved in cargo logistics who can show a demonstrable improvement to safety is welcome to make an application. ICHCA International, the global cargo handling association, launched the 2022 TT Club Innovation in Safety Award today inviting entrants to submit details of their innovations by 11 November 2022. The Award, which is open to an individual, team or company involved in cargo logistics, has seen the prestige associated with winning or being highly commended, grow year-on-year. Past winners have ranged from individual entrepreneurs and specialist suppliers to employee teams in major industry businesses. Entrants are required to show that a product, idea, solution, process, scheme or other innovation has resulted in a demonstrable improvement in safety.   Previous winners and details of how to enter follow the link: https://ichca.com/tt-club-innovation-in-safety-awards   For other ICHCA International news click here: https://ichca.com/news        

Not long to go…. ICHCA invites submissions for 2022 TT Club Innovation in Safety Award

Entries are now coming in for the 2022 TT Club Innovation in Safety Award. You are also invited to make a submission, anyone involved in cargo logistics who can show a demonstrable improvement to safety is welcome to make an application. ICHCA International, the global cargo handling association, launched the 2022 TT Club Innovation in Safety Award today inviting entrants to submit details of their innovations by 11 November 2022. The Award, which is open to an individual, team or company involved in cargo logistics, has seen the prestige associated with winning or being highly commended, grow year-on-year. Past winners have ranged from individual entrepreneurs and specialist suppliers to employee teams in major industry businesses. Entrants are required to show that a product, idea, solution, process, scheme or other innovation has resulted in a demonstrable improvement in safety.   Previous winners and details of how to enter follow the link: https://ichca.com/tt-club-innovation-in-safety-awards   For other ICHCA International news click here: https://ichca.com/news  

Thomas Jahren: Lithium-Ion Battery Cargoes Fire Risks and Emergency Response video now available!

We were delighted to host three world class speakers at our ICHCA Coffee Break Webinar on 6 October, addressing Lithium-Ion Battery Cargoes Fire Risks and Emergency Response. For those unable to attend on the day or anyone who attended and wants to re-visit this valuable learning, we are excited to release the video of the third and final presentation; delivered by Thomas Jahren, Distribution Manager Europe & Asia for Bridgehill AS.   In a session entitled: Be better prepared for electric vehicle fires, Thomas Jahren provides an approach to isolating EV fires on board vessels and in ports and terminals before the situation becomes chaotic and out of control.     To view the video, please click here If you are planning on watching the recording it will be available here until 28 November 2022, thereafter it will only be available to ICHCA members.   If you have any questions, please contact secretariat@ichca.com   Any opinions and findings expressed in the above video are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ICHCA International

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