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.