Press Article: Better booking procedures will cut misdeclared box risk

News & Insights 10 July 2018


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Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention, says a more rigorous approach to container booking is needed if shipowners are to protect their ships, crews and reputations from the real risk of misdeclared box cargoes.

Dangerous cargo hidden in just one container can destroy a whole ship 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 from the real risk of misdeclared box cargoes.

Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention, discusses some suggested improvements to booking procedures which could significantly help identify and prevent misdeclared dangerous cargoes from being accepted for carriage. 

The article has been published in SAFETY4SEA and is available on its website

The article follows on from the club's recent publication 
Standard Safety, better box booking, March 2018 which is available on the right. 

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