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With cargo’s newfound ability to go well beyond the vessel and even the port, container lines face new liabilities. The intermodal capability means that containers transit on public highways and railroads, areas traditionally excluded from P&I cover. This new type of risk has given rise to the Through Transport Club (‘TT Club’), a specialised transport and logistics mutual covering risks complementing P&I cover. Both covers dovetail with one another through corresponding cover and exclusions during ocean transit.
Each year, the Port State Control (PSC) regimes establish a specific focus area during regular inspections, and this year, the Paris and Tokyo MoUs decided to run a CIC on the topic of fire safety.