Containership fires – the importance of knowing your customer

18 Sep 2019

To tackle the growing problem of containership fires lines need to better know who the shipper is and strong processes in place to spot mis-declared cargoes say P&I insurers Standard Club.

Speaking at the Safety@Sea conference in Singapore last week, Yves Vandenborn, director of loss prevention for the Standard Club, highlighted that cargoes such as calcium hypochlorite were perfectly safe if carried correctly, however, the issue was malicious shippers were misdeclaring the cargoes to save on cost.

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