PREVENTION BETTER THAN CURE

While the operator of a ro/ro vessel remains responsible for ensuring that a trailer or container is properly and safely secured on board, the "shipper" is responsible for the securing of cargo within that trailer or container. In carriage terms, that shipper may be a cargo interest, freight forwarder or NVOCC. Cargo shifting caused by the inadequate stowage and securing practices of some in this group has been a major contributory factor in recent ro/ro casualties. Simple, common sense measures and a basic understanding of conditions experienced at sea can reduce the incidence of losses. Guidelines on packing, packaging and securing are offered, and the forces to which cargo is exposed are explained.

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    • Journal article; ro/ro cargo losses
  • Authors:
    • Storrs-Fox, P
  • Publication Date: 1990-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 1-1/2p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00660711
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM