17-18 September 2019
Novotel Clarke Quay,
Hazardous Cargoes Forum
2 day conference on liquefaction and containership fires. Protect your crew and cargo.
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. Day one of the agenda is dedicated to cargoes with a propensity to liquify. Day two will be discussing how to mitigate the risk of containership fires.
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.
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
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
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.
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?
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?