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Industry-wide focus on safety in project cargo handling launched

February 8 - The International Safety Panel (ISP) of the global cargo handling association, ICHCA International, the safety committee of the Port Equipment Manufacturers' Association (PEMA) and the TT Club have joined forces to provide an industry-wide fo

The ISP, on which the TT Club is represented, met in late January and was joined by the PEMA safety committee. The two-day event, hosted by DP World, saw 50 delegates discuss a broad array of safety, environmental and security issues, including some 11 guidance documents currently under development.


Specific safety issues discussed included the mis-declaration of gross container weights, a 'baseline' safety specification for quay cranes, the joint development of safety guidelines relating to straddle carrier design and manufacture and consideration of the structural examination of cranes, including design life issues.

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Well positioned to ride out the crisis

April 9 - Lucius Bunk, director at shipowner Auerbach Schifffahrt, discussed the current and potential impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on multipurpose shipping, along with the group's plans for the years ahead.
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Container shipping’s complex Covid-19 reaction

April 9 - A wave of consolidation in container shipping has made the sector more robust over the past five-seven years. Nonetheless, the outbreak of Covid-19 will be a considerable stress on all container shipping finances, according to analyst Ti.
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Multipurpose shipping braces for Covid-19 impact

April 9 - Demand growth in the multipurpose and heavy lift shipping sector for the two years to end 2021 is dependent on the containment of the coronavirus outbreak in the fourth quarter of the year. Even then, growth will be weak, said analyst Drewry.
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