911 - 09/13 - Dangerous Goods Guide Re-Launch - Worldwide
Following several serious fires on container ships in 2012/2013, the UK Club has re-launched the Dangerous Goods Guides, in both English and Chinese.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.
- Forklift operators who work inside containers stacking, loading and securing dangerous goods----and need to protect themselves.