TT Club specialises in the insurance of liabilities and equipment for multi-modal operators.
Work place injuries still account for almost a third of insurance claims costs for ports and terminals according to TT Club analyses.
TT Club's Laurence Jones explains how simple traffic management procedures can reduce incidents
Ports looking to add value must consider the insurance risks. Felicity Landon reports
With under one month to go until the SOLAS verified gross mass (VGM) regulation enters in force, less than 15% of International Maritime Organization (IMO) Member States have issued guidelines on how they plan to enforce the amendment, according to ICHCA International.
Both Oakland MTO Agreement (OAKMTOA) and West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) have released an update on how terminals at the Port of Oakland and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach respectively will address the new verified gross mass (VGM) guidelines, which are scheduled to enter into force on July 1, 2016.
TT Club’s Peregrine Storrs-Fox sees some bright spots in the otherwise gloomy box weighing issue
Compliance systems specialist, Exis Technologies, has announced the introduction of two new e-learning courses for safe handling and packing.
Ports that remain unconcerned by incoming container weighing regulations will be in for a shock come July 1, 2016.
The countdown clock is tick, tick, ticking down for terminals to take their stance on container weighing. Before we collectively stifle a yawn - this has been on the radar for at least two years, no matter how many complain of its 'last minuteness' - terminals really need to get their act together.
TT Club’s Peregrine Storrs-Fox considers an often over-looked risk in the cargo handling business
Supply chain efficiency needs balancing against the risks of running a port, explains Martin Rushmere
There is little doubt that for many in the ports and terminals industry the build-up to and implementation of the ISPS Code in July 2004 came as something of a shock to the system. TT Club believes the industry deserves a pat on the back.
Over the last decade, management techniques have evolved substantially, with one of the most highly regarded being the so-called " strategic performance management" , or SPM, theory. Already in use worldwide by government departments, major corporations, academic institutions and not-for-profit organisations, it promises to deliver substantial benefits similar to those promised by earlier initiatives such as just-in-time, or total quality management.
The pictures and soundbites flashed across the world on television news programmes are vivid, and with each passing hour become more dramatic as nature's forces increase in intensity. Windows are boarded up with wary smiles, the fearful fill the highways heading to higher ground and shelter, traffic lights swing wildly above rainlashed, deserted streets, enormous waves crash down on exposed shorelines.
Insurance mutual TT Club has strongly urged all operators of mobile equipment to raise awareness of the risk of hydraulic fires.
Mutual insurer TT Club has retained the vast majority of its prime ports and terminals portfolio, following hard fought start-of-the-year renewal negotiations.
Insurer TT Club shares a case history from its files and concludes that community care should now be an essential element in any risk assessment and management strategy.
TT Club says that three main lessons can be learned from this case, though they apply equally to other types of cargo security breach. First is " know your shipper" - making sure his credentials are bona fide.
The TT Club' s Andrew Webster says the ISPS Code is one of the most important developments for the port industry By July next year all port facility operators are required to comply with the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code. There are a number of dangers inherent in noncompliance, not least possible loss of liability insurance cover.