Cargo Handling Industry Experts Move To Prevent Port And Terminal Collisions

Cargo Handling Industry Experts Move To Prevent Port And Terminal Collisions 1

An information paper Collision Prevention At Ports & Terminals has been introduced by three of industry’s leading cargo handling bodies in order to reduce risk and for better port safety.

Experts from TT Club which an international freight transport insurer along with ICHCA and PEMA who are experts in handling cargo share the new technology to find out and thus, prevent collisions for safety.

PEMA, TT Club and ICHCA International have come together and put in resources to make information for the promotion of collision prevention available and thus, make the safety better, bring down injuries and loss of life, equipment damage and reduce expensive business disruption at ports and terminals all round the world.

There is an increase in the number of non contact, state-of-the-art technologies for the curtailment of collision which can improve the safety of equipment and decrease the risk involved with the handling of container in a large scale. However, many of these are presently not a part of the national and international standards. According to the paper, technologies like these are to installed in all the new and current equipment and includes key features and types of non contact technologies for the prevention of collision at ports and terminals.

Collision Prevention At Ports & Terminals is now available free from the websites of TT Club, PEMA and ICHCA.

The information papers are not binding to any obligations and is independent of the various regulations in local, national and international regimes relating to the safe design, manufacture, specification and operation of the different types of equipment that must be fulfilled. The primary focus of the document that is the adaptation of equipment technology to reduce the risk more and safety will have to go along with the development of operational safety processes.

Container terminals are related to probable safety risk with operating vehicles and heavy equipment inherently associated with potential safety risk. However, as the terminal plant is widely similar and generally performs similar tasks, it is possible to show different varieties of collision and put them in a matrix. To know what might happen in every part of a terminal, the paper mentions the most probable equipment and personnel that could in a part of in each area; and the document also analyses all the probable types of collision for every combination of machinery and personnel and then shares the newest technologies for the prevention of collisions.

 

Reference: seasafe

 

 

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