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Lost Containers?

The World Shipping Council claims that its members operate 90% of global container ship capacity.  The Council has just published research, showing that previous estimates of 10 000 freight containers lost per year were grossly exaggerated.

The shipping inndustry has been supporting a number of efforts to reduce the number of containers lost at sea: one effort is a joint industry-government project, called Lashing@Sea, led by the Maritime Research Institute of the Netherlands.

The International Chamber of Shipping and the World Shipping Council has published ‘Safe Transport of Containers by Sea: Industry Guidance for Shippers and Container Stuffers’ which recommends best practice for ships, port facilities and shippers in the loading and handling of cargo containers.

In addition, the International Maritime Organisation, International Labour Organisation   and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe have agreed to develop an international code of practice for packing  cargo transport units, including containers.It is hoped that these efforts will reduce the loss of containers to the minimum.

“But the industry has been supporting a number of efforts undertaken in recent years to reduce the number of containers lost at sea.”

One effort is a joint industry-government project, called Lashing@Sea, led by the Maritime Research Institute of the Netherlands.

Another is the joint publication of Safe Transport of Containers by Sea: Industry Guidance for Shippers and Container Stuffers by the International Chamber of Shipping and the WSC, which recommends best practice for ships, port facilities and shippers in the loading and handling of cargo containers.

A related effort is the joint decision by the International Maritime Organisation, International Labour Organisation   and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe to develop an international code of practice for packing  cargo transport units, including containers. 

“But the industry has been supporting a number of efforts undertaken in recent years to reduce the number of containers lost at sea.”

One effort is a joint industry-government project, called Lashing@Sea, led by the Maritime Research Institute of the Netherlands.

Another is the joint publication of Safe Transport of Containers by Sea: Industry Guidance for Shippers and Container Stuffers by the International Chamber of Shipping and the WSC, which recommends best practice for ships, port facilities and shippers in the loading and handling of cargo containers.

A related effort is the joint decision by the International Maritime Organisation, International Labour Organisation   and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe to develop an international code of practice for packing  cargo transport units, including containers.