The importance of declaring correct cargo details and consequences of cargo misdeclaration

Incorrect cargo details, misdeclaration of cargo and its details has been the bane of many shipping lines over the years..

The consequences of cargo and weight misdeclaration were so severe that the IMO had to implement SOLAS VGM regulations..

However there are still several incidents of such cargo misdeclaration including hazardous goods which have caused several maritime disasters..

In this article, Peregrine Storrs-Fox, Risk Management Director of TT Club writes about the importance of declaring correct cargo details and consequences of cargo misdeclaration..

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Is the current inspection regime for containers good enough..??

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The introduction of the freight container revolutionised the carriage of cargo in the supply chain, permitting large volumes of cargo to be lifted from ships without the need for slings, nets or platforms. But the container brought its own problems that did not at first manifest themselves.

The system is fundamentally reliant on the integrity of parts that may not regularly be scrutinised in operation.

But, is the current inspection regime for containers good enough..?? Read the discussion from TT Club..

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Do your container fleets meet the latest safety standards?

The TT Club addresses this issue in great detail as per their article below.. The safety of containers was initially … Read more here..

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