Innovative Safety Measures Receive a Boost for a Safer Future

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The Safety Village will once again be presented at the Conference and Exhibition in Rotterdam (June 13–15) by TT Club and ICHCA in collaboration with TOC Europe.  The three organisations serve as focal points for talks, exhibits, and the promotion of technologies that have already contributed to or will contribute to a safer supply chain in the future, as reported by TT Club.

Rapid global supply 

TT and ICHCA are continuing their joint campaign to make the global supply chain a safer working environment for everyone involved in cargo handling and more secure and sustainable for the cargoes and equipment involved in international trade. This follows the success of last year’s Safety Village launch at TOC Europe and the Innovation in Safety Awards presented in February.

Supply chain safety 

The Safety Village, which has an expanded networking area and a stage with presentation equipment, will host workshops and panel discussions over the course of the three days of the TOC Europe event. Additionally, it will give businesses the chance to demonstrate their cutting-edge safety tools, procedures, and goods. Past winners of the safety award will have access to special exhibition pods within the Village at a reduced cost provided by TOC.  Promoting supply chain safety and assisting in the creation of innovative risk management strategies are the two main goals.

Investing in large resources 

Peregrine Storrs-Fox, Director of Risk Management at TT Club, a top international goods transport insurance, offers his opinion. “TT’s constant goal has been to raise safety standards throughout the vast array of operational activities that make up the worldwide supply chain. We are pleased that our campaign has maintained a high level of interest from the sector as a whole. This shows that there is a strong desire to improve safety and a willingness to invest large resources to reduce risk. The Safety Village at TOC Europe will assist bring together such like-minded firms and individuals to improve the visibility of their innovations at this important industry gathering thanks to its prominent positioning and substantial facilities.”

The continued work of the two groups has revealed a number of ground-breaking technologies with diverse applications for safety improvement.

Safety innovations 

The CEO of ICHCA International, the organisation that represents cargo handling companies all around the world, is Richard Steele.  In the recent past, he says, “Our efforts together with TT have helped promulgate safety innovations, including Hapag Lloyd’s Cargo Patrol that detects suspected misdeclared dangerous goods; terminal automation advances from Kunz and Yardeye in collaboration with CSX Terminals; VIKING Life-Saving’s fire suppressant systems, as well as safety devices developed by PSA International and Cargotec.”

“The awards early this year added to these with APMT’s Vessel Inspection Mobile App; Exis Technologies and Intermodal Telematics BV (IMT) innovative Tank Container Temperature Monitoring.  However, there are many, many more innovative ideas out there and we are committed to giving them the oxygen to grow.  The Safety Village at TOC in June will certainly fill the air with a fervour for safety.”


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Source: TT Club