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Press Article: Finding the key to misdeclared cargoes

17 September 2018

One of the biggest risks facing shipping today is dangerous cargo hiding undeclared in containers - either accidentally or otherwise. Just one rogue box can destroy thousands of others if it burns or explodes at sea. A more rigorous approach to container booking is needed if shipowners are to protect their ships, crews and reputations. 

Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention, argues better box booking is the key to avoiding misdeclared container cargoes, in an article for Maritime Risk International, published in its June edition. 

The full article is available to download via the link on the right on pp10-11, reproduced with kind permission of Maritime Risk International. 

This article follows on from The Standard Club's recent edition of Standard Safety looking at the well publicised issue of misdeclared container cargo incidents from a new perspective. This is also available on the right. 


2018 Informa plc. This article first appeared in Maritime Risk International, June 2018, pp10-11