Carrying solid bulk cargoes safely - UPDATE
Update: The UK P&I Club is happy to announce that the "Carrying safe cargoes safely" pocket guide has now been tranlsated in Chinese and can be found here
When bulk cargoes shift, liquefy, catch fire or explode as a consequence of poor loading procedures, the consequences can be massive. Ships may capsize, lose stability or sustain severe structural damage.
Such happenings enhance the risks - and the occurrence - of death, injury, insurance claims, operational delay and considerable expense.
This has prompted the UK P&I Club, Lloyd's Register and Intercargo to produce a pocket guide and checklist for ship's officer and agents who arrange cargoes for loading.
Carrying solid bulk cargoes safely: Guidance for crews on the International Solid Bulk Cargoes Code outlines the precautions to be taken before accepting solid bulk cargoes for shipment; sets out procedures for safe loading and carriage and details the primary hazards associated with different types of cargoes. A quick reference checklist and flowchart summarise the steps to be followed.
Dangerous Goods Guide Re-Launch
All four Guidebooks have been fully translated and published in Chinese. A sample version can be found here
The UK P&I Club has revised and reissued the four booklets in its ‘Book it Right and Pack it Tight’ series. First produced eight years ago, these practical straightforward, well-illustrated, cross-referenced guides have been updated to embrace changes brought in by amendments to the Code.
The booklets explain how all those involved in particular stages of the logistics chain should follow the IMDG Code and work to its stipulations in preparing containerised shipments of packaged dangerous goods for carriage by sea. The second part of each booklet is a comprehensive guide to the Code itself.
The four guides, compiled by Richard Masters for the UK P&I Club’s Carefully to Carry Committee, are for:
- Shippers and forwarders, who classify dangerous goods and prepare the documentation requested by shipping lines.
- Shipping line booking staff charged with receiving and checking the details of dangerous cargoes who have to ensure---as far as possible---that the information is comprehensive and accurate.
- Managers and supervisors of organisations which pack dangerous goods into shipping containers and conduct loading operations.
- Fork lift operators who work inside containers stacking, loading and securing dangerous goods----and need to protect themselves.
Presentations accompany each Guide and can be found here
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