Container fires may now be occurring on a weekly basis and in Gard’s experience most are associated with cargo misdeclaration. However just as with tackling the fire itself, tackling misdeclaration is a significant industry challenge. Thus, Mark Russell, Vice President, Head of Cargo Claims in London and Charmaine Chu, Claims Executive in Hong Kong discuss the severity of cargo misdeclaration and the impact it has in the shipping market.
Dangerous cargo hidden in just one container can destroy a whole ship if it burns or explodes at sea. Yves Vandenborn, loss prevention director of The Standard Club, says a more rigorous approach to container booking is needed if shipowners are to protect their ships, crews and reputations from the real risk of misdeclared box cargoes.
Having analyzed cyber threats for ship networks and ship electronic equipment, Capt. Gunter Schütze this time focuses on the aboard container ships threats which, as he points out, are much more problematic and in case such threats come real the effects are often infernos with extreme consequences
As Capt. Akshat Arora, Senior Surveyor at the Standard P&I said, the Club regularly receives questions regarding the carriage of dangerous cargoes in packaged form. As of 1 January 2018, the 2016 edition of the IMDG code is in effect, and Mr. Arora reminds the requirements of this code.
In this article, Mr. John Wilson, Technical Services Asia, American P&I Club (Hong Kong Office), explains why nickel ore is considered as ‘the world’s most dangerous cargo’.
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