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TT Talk – Port & terminal interfaces

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This month we focus on some of the diverse interfaces found, particularly, in the marine port environment. The items  consider the safety issues during loading and discharging ships, ensuring that all people entering a facility have appropriate safety awareness training and the need for close interaction between different entities within the port environment.

Also in this issue, read the update on the regulatory changes in the transportation of dangerous goods and take a look at the events we will be participating in for the first quarter of 2015!.

If you would like further information on any point or have any comments please email us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Peregrine Storrs-Fox
Risk Management Director, TT Club

Lashing and Unlashing Containers – managing the human risk


Now in the sixth decade of modern container handling, there has been a tremendous amount of innovation. Ever larger ships, triple lift container spreaders, moves towards full automation on container terminals and 10 high stacks on deck to name some! However, throughout all of this impressive innovation, the human interface for handling twistlocks and lashing rods has remained stubbornly present. This needs to be addressed Read more…



Port & terminal induction procedures – case study


A fundamental building block for safety at any site is enforcing good site induction procedures. No visitor should enter a facility without receiving a proper safety induction. Further, employees and contractors deserve parallel safety treatment and enforcement. Following on from TT Talk 186 on this topic, one port here recounts its experience. The TT Club welcomes this contributed article from Port Otago Limited, who have insured with the Club for three decades. Read More…



Windstorm Lockdown – taking responsibility


Despite, or perhaps connected with, an historically long run of relatively benign North Atlantic hurricane seasons, most people now accept that climate change is happening.  Severe windstorms are being seen in locations they have seldom occurred before. As a result, TT Club is urging ports and terminals globally to establish sound practice systems, procedures and equipment to withstand severe stormsRead more…



In the news


Regulatory changes in Transport of Dangerous Goods by Sea​​

Following the usual biennial cycle, the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code has been updated and amended. This latest version, Amendment 37-14, enters transitional effect from 1 January 2015, meaning that stakeholders may start using the revised provisions. Amendment 37-14 will be mandatorily in force from 1 January 2016. Read more…



Events in 2015


In the first quarter of 2015, TT Club will be participating in event across the world. Whether we’re presenting or simply attending, we will be delighted for you to join us!



• BIFA Awards – 22 January, London
• Cold Chain MENA Summit – 11-14 January, Dubai
 9th Indian Ocean Ports & Logistics – 22-23 January,

• 8th Philippine Ports & Shipping – 12-13 February,


• ICHCA Road show – 17 February, Hull
• TPM (Trans Pacific Maritime) – 1-4 March, Long Beach
• European Shipping Week – 2-6 March, Brussels



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