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17-18 September 2019
Novotel Clarke Quay,

Protect your crew and cargo. Prevent liquefaction. Stop Containership fires.

Our two day event will look at the real hazards posed by the occurrence of liquefaction of bulk cargoes and containership fires.

Shipping can be a profitable but at times hazardous business. Make sure you safeguard against the risks at sea. Attend day one for the latest information on liquefaction of bulk cargoes. Attend day two for insights on preventing and stopping containership fires.

2019 Key Topics

Gathering key stakeholders in the industry, we will be discussing topical issues relating to the legal, financial and technical aspects of shipping hazardous cargoes. We will be looking at how best to protect your crew, vessel and cargo through a variety of panel discussions, case studies and keynote sessions.

Preventing the Liquefaction of Bulk Cargoes

Day one of the agenda is dedicated to cargoes with a propensity to liquify. 

Do we truly understand the mechanisms of liquefaction and how to combat it?

Specialists in dealing with cargo liquefaction will discuss the latest theories behind liquefaction and which cargoes are high risk. We will delve into current regulations, the IMSBC code and guidelines in place and will look to offer guidance for masters on what they need to know before accepting cargo. 

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Accurate sampling techniques for liquefaction - is the can test too rudimentary for today's industry?

We will look to explore the latest sampling techniques to better identify dangerous cargoes and ensure cargoes are within the correct moisture limits for safe transportation. 

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Risk, liability and claims- who is liable for what in liquefaction cases?

We examine the latest guidance from P&I clubs, analyse the owners' and charters' rights and discuss how to accurately predict risk. 

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Preventing Containership Fires

 Day two will be discussing how to mitigate the risk of containership fires.

Active management of containership fires

How best to manage a containership fire? We ask specialists to shared case studies and lessons learned from recent incidents from documentary the discovery of the fire through and first response through to completion of the case.

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Mitigating the risks of containership fires - what can the industry do?

We will gather key stakeholders to discuss the difficulties of managing and reducing the risk of misdeclared or undeclared cargoes. We will look at current regulations and protocols and will ask - are these rules robust enough to deal with today's challenges?

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In focus: the safety and financial implications of containership fires

Listen to discussions on how we can better protect crews, are current fire regulations, SOLAS and safety equipment sufficient when dealing with mega containership incidents? Is the recent increase in fire incidents keeping insurers up at night? What are the true financial implications of dealing with large claims?  

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