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January 2009
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Asia Insurance Review
January 2009
(Page 24)
Hong Kong Shipping Gazette
(Online)
31st January 2009
Crane anti-collision systems could save millions: insurer
FITTING electronic sensor devices to all quayside crane booms to prevent them accidentally colliding with
vessels could save the maritime industry millions of dollars, according to British maritime insurer, the TT
Club.
The group says it has received over one hundred claims in the last two years resulting from the booms of
quayside cranes hitting vessels at a total cost of claims in excess of US$12 million.
"These collisions vary from minor impacts with the vessel bridge, to one incident which caused around two
million dollars worth of cost by the combination of damage to the crane boom itself and the vessel's crane,
as well as major business interruption due to the quayside crane being out of service for six months," said
a TT Club statement.
"Modern electronic sensors today can practically eliminate this type of accident. They should be retro-fitted
to existing cranes and specified for new cranes. For a cost in the region of US$10,600 per crane this is a
very worthwhile investment. Sensors have been shown to be very effective and a great deal of damage
and loss can be prevented for a relatively small investment," said TT Club risk assessment director
Laurence Jones.
At this stage, said the TT Club there are only two electronic sensors available in the market that can
provide boom anti-collision protection. One is a laser-based unit supplied by Sick Sensor Intelligence and
the other a radar-based unit from Navtech Electronic Ltd.
Le Lloyd
28 January 2009
(Page 15)
Lloyd’s Loading List
5 January 2009
(Page 4)
Lloyd’s Loading List
26 January 2009
(Page 7)
Lloyd’s Loading List
26 January 2009
(Page 9)
Maritime Global Net
(Online)
21 January 2009
“FIT CRANE SENSORS!” SAYS TT
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
FITTING electronic sensor devices to all quayside crane booms to prevent them
accidentally colliding with vessels could save the ports industry millions of dollars,
according to the TT Club.
Laurence Jones, the TT Club’ s Director Global Risk Assessment, says : “ We strongly
recommend the installation of effective boom anti-collision systems to assist crane
operators in preventing these incidents. Modern electronic sensors today can practically
eliminate this type of accident. They should be retro-fitted to existing cranes and
specified for new cranes. For a cost in the region of US$10,600 per crane this is a very
worthwhile investment. Sensors have been shown to be very effective and a great deal
of damage and loss can be prevented for a relatively small investment.”
The TT Club says it has received over one hundred claims in the last two years resulting
from the booms of quayside cranes hitting vessels. These collisions vary from minor
impacts with the vessel bridge, to one incident which caused around two million dollars
worth of cost by the combination of damage to the crane boom itself and the vessel’ s
crane, as well as major business interruption due to the quayside crane being out of
service for six months. The total cost of claims of this nature reviewed by the Club was in
excess of US$12 million. This figure reflects just the physical damage aspects and does
not account for the significant injuries that are often occasioned. And, as with all claims
incidents, the true cost to operations is far higher due to operational downtime and
ancillary costs, including such things as management time diverted from other priorities
and the need to keep customers onside.
Maritime Global Net
(Online)
26th January 2009
SIMPLY THE BEST’ ARE RECOGNISED BY THE UK
INTERNATIONAL FORWARDERS’ ASSOCIATION
The most prestigious awards in the UK logistics and supply chain industry were handed to
the cream of the British freight forwarding sector at a landmark awards ceremony hosted by
The Rt. Hon. Michael Portillo. Winning companies and individuals attended the glittering
ceremony, held in London on 22 January, to celebrate the 20th Annual Lunch and Awards
Ceremony of the British International Freight Association (BIFA). The BIFA Freight Service
Awards 2008 Winners are as follows: § Air Freight Award sponsored by British Airways
World Cargo: Uniserve (Airfreight) Ltd. § Environment Award sponsored by CargoWise edi:
Aramex. § European Logistics Award sponsored by Kewill: International Forwarding Ltd. §
Ocean Freight Award sponsored by DP World Southampton: Uniserve Ltd. § Project
Forwarding Award sponsored by Ruslan International: Seafast Logistics Plc. § Special
Services Award sponsored by BoxTop Technologies: The PSL Group Ltd. § Staff
Development Award sponsored by Maersk Line: Chaucer Freight Ltd. § Supply Chain
Management Award sponsored by TT Club: Dachser Ltd. § Young Freight Forwarder Award
sponsored by Johnson Stevens Agencies: Steve de Croos from Kuehne + Nagel Ltd. Peter
Quantrill, Director General of BIFA, said: “The awards are rightly acknowledged as the most
prestigious within the freight forwarding, logistics and supply chain industry as they
encourage and recognise high professional standards and special achievements. I am
gratified that this award competition celebrated its 20th anniversary and continues to
highlight the best efforts of managers and staff at all levels of this vital industry. “As a mark of
how the competition has evolved to reflect the enormous changes that have been seen in the
supply chain since 1989, this year marked the debut of the Environment Award, which will go
forward to mark the continuing interest and commitment of freight forwarders in this area.
“This year, 34 finalists vied for the nine category trophies and the standard of the entrants
was again extremely high. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the winners
and those who reached the final stage of the competition. Thank you to all the sponsors who
continue to support the awards and enable us to produce a worthy celebration of the
winners’ efforts.” One of the highlights of the lunch was the Special Award presented to Peter
Collins, founder of PFE Express Limited, who has been serving the industry for over 50
years. Robert Keen, Executive Director of BIFA, said: “Peter was a deserved winner of a
Special Award. Nobody better suits the term ‘industry stalwart’ and I take my hat off to a man
who has worked to raise standards and provide first-class service all his working life.”
Summing up this most successful Awards competition and ceremony Mr Quantrill said:
"These awards are an antidote to the news that is gathering daily of economic troubles and
downturn. These are tough times for BIFA members and I do not want to downplay industry
fears of the recession. However, when I see the talent and experience that vied for the
Awards, it serves to reinforce the resilience of the industry and its ability to deliver creative
solutions to face the challenges of these difficult times.” -ends- NOTES FOR EDITORS
About the Awards: The BIFA Freight Service Awards have been running for 20 years, and
the ceremony has been held at the Brewery in Chiswell Street, London, since their inception
in 1989. A carefully selected judging panel consisting of sponsors and independent industry
specialists ultimately determines the winners. About BIFA: The British International Freight
Association (BIFA) represents UK companies engaged in the international movement of
freight by all modes of transport. A not-for-profit organisation, BIFA is funded by subscription
and run by its members for members. It operates with a full-time Secretariat, which
administers and manages the Association’s affairs. BIFA provides an effective and proactive
organisation dedicated to improving standards of professionalism within the logistics and
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Port Strategy
(Online)
28th January 2009
Handling equipment "fire hazard" warning
28 Jan 2009
Insurance mutual TT Club has strongly urged all operators of mobile equipment to raise
awareness of the risk of hydraulic fires.
Laurence Jones, TT Club’s director Global Risk Assessment says that
mobile equipment fires are widespread at ports and terminals. “In the
last two years, the TT Club has received about fifty claims resulting
from hydraulic fires in mobile equipment. This type of incident can
result in serious injuries to workers and be very costly in repairs and
operational downtime”.
The cause of these fires is often hydraulic oil coming into contact with hot machine
components, having escaped through burst hoses or leaking fittings. All mobile
equipment using hydraulics are at risk, including reachstackers, lift trucks, fork
lifts, straddle carriers, rubber-tyred gantry cranes, mobile cranes, tractor units and
trucks.
PR.GB.com
(Online)
26th January 2009
‘SIMPLY THE BEST’ ARE RECOGNISED BY THE UK INTERNATIONAL
FORWARDERS’ ASSOCIATION
Monday, 26 January 2009
The most prestigious awards in the UK logistics and supply chain industry were handed to the cream of the British
freight forwarding sector at a landmark awards ceremony hosted by The Rt. Hon. Michael Portillo.
Winning companies and individuals attended the glittering ceremony, held in London on 22 January, to celebrate the
20th Annual Lunch and Awards Ceremony of the British International Freight Association (BIFA).
The BIFA Freight Service Awards 2008 Winners are as follows:
§
Air Freight Award sponsored by British Airways World Cargo: Uniserve (Airfreight) Ltd.
§
Environment Award sponsored by CargoWise edi: Aramex.
§
European Logistics Award sponsored by Kewill: International Forwarding Ltd.
§
Ocean Freight Award sponsored by DP World Southampton: Uniserve Ltd.
§
Project Forwarding Award sponsored by Ruslan International: Seafast Logistics Plc.
§
Special Services Award sponsored by BoxTop Technologies: The PSL Group Ltd.
§
Staff Development Award sponsored by Maersk Line: Chaucer Freight Ltd.
§
Supply Chain Management Award sponsored by TT Club: Dachser Ltd.
§
Young Freight Forwarder Award sponsored by Johnson Stevens Agencies: Steve de Croos
Nagel Ltd.
from Kuehne +
Peter Quantrill, Director General of BIFA, said: “The awards are rightly acknowledged as the most prestigious within
the freight forwarding, logistics and supply chain industry as they encourage and recognise high professional standards
and special achievements. I am gratified that this award competition celebrated its 20th anniversary and continues to
highlight the best efforts of managers and staff at all levels of this vital industry.
“As a mark of how the competition has evolved to reflect the enormous changes that have been seen in the supply chain
since 1989, this year marked the debut of the Environment Award, which will go forward to mark the continuing
interest and commitment of freight forwarders in this area.
“This year, 34 finalists vied for the nine category trophies and the standard of the entrants was again extremely high. I
would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the winners and those who reached the final stage of the
competition. Thank you to all the sponsors who continue to support the awards and enable us to produce a worthy
celebration of the winners’ efforts.”
One of the highlights of the lunch was the Special Award presented to Peter Collins, founder of PFE Express Limited,
who has been serving the industry for over 50 years.
Robert Keen, Executive Director of BIFA, said: “Peter was a deserved winner of a Special Award. Nobody better suits
the term ‘industry stalwart’ and I take my hat off to a man who has worked to raise standards and provide first-class
service all his working life.”
Summing up this most successful Awards competition and ceremony Mr Quantrill said: "These awards are an antidote
to the news that is gathering daily of economic troubles and downturn. These are tough times for BIFA members and I
do not want to downplay industry fears of the recession. However, when I see the talent and experience that vied for the
Awards, it serves to reinforce the resilience of the industry and its ability to deliver creative solutions to face the
challenges of these difficult times.”
PR USA.net
(Online)
1 February 2009
’SIMPLY THE BEST’ ARE RECOGNISED BY THE UK INTERNATIONAL
FORWARDERS’ ASSOCIATION
Winning companies and individuals attended the glittering ceremony, held in London on 22 January, to celebrate the 20th
Annual Lunch and Awards Ceremony of the British International Freight Association (BIFA).
The BIFA Freight Service Awards 2008 Winners are as follows:
- Air Freight Award sponsored by British Airways World Cargo: Uniserve (Airfreight) Ltd.
- Environment Award sponsored by CargoWise edi: Aramex.
- European Logistics Award sponsored by Kewill: International Forwarding Ltd.
- Ocean Freight Award sponsored by DP World Southampton: Uniserve Ltd.
- Project Forwarding Award sponsored by Ruslan International: Seafast Logistics Plc.
- Special Services Award sponsored by BoxTop Technologies: The PSL Group Ltd.
- Staff Development Award sponsored by Maersk Line: Chaucer Freight Ltd.
- Supply Chain Management Award sponsored by TT Club: Dachser Ltd.
- Young Freight Forwarder Award sponsored by Johnson Stevens Agencies: Steve de Croos from Kuehne + Nagel Ltd.
Peter Quantrill, Director General of BIFA, said: “The awards are rightly acknowledged as the most prestigious within the
freight forwarding, logistics and supply chain industry as they encourage and recognise high professional standards and
special achievements. I am gratified that this award competition celebrated its 20th anniversary and continues to highlight
the best efforts of managers and staff at all levels of this vital industry.
“As a mark of how the competition has evolved to reflect the enormous changes that have been seen in the supply chain
since 1989, this year marked the debut of the Environment Award, which will go forward to mark the continuing interest
and commitment of freight forwarders in this area.
“This year, 34 finalists vied for the nine category trophies and the standard of the entrants was again extremely high. I
would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the winners and those who reached the final stage of the competition.
Thank you to all the sponsors who continue to support the awards and enable us to produce a worthy celebration of the
winners’ efforts.”
One of the highlights of the lunch was the Special Award presented to Peter Collins, founder of PFE Express Limited, who
has been serving the industry for over 50 years.
Robert Keen, Executive Director of BIFA, said: “Peter was a deserved winner of a Special Award. Nobody better suits the
term ‘industry stalwart’ and I take my hat off to a man who has worked to raise standards and provide first-class service all
his working life.”
Summing up this most successful Awards competition and ceremony Mr Quantrill said: "These awards are an antidote to
the news that is gathering daily of economic troubles and downturn. These are tough times for BIFA members and I do not
want to downplay industry fears of the recession. However, when I see the talent and experience that vied for the Awards,
it serves to reinforce the resilience of the industry and its ability to deliver creative solutions to face the challenges of these
difficult times.”
Supply Chain Market
(Online)
28th January 2009
‘Simply The Best' Are Recognised By The UK International
Forwarders' Association
January 28, 2009
The most prestigious awards in the UK logistics and supply chain industry were handed to the cream of the British freight
forwarding sector at a landmark awards ceremony hosted by The Rt. Hon. Michael Portillo.
Winning companies and individuals attended the glittering ceremony, held in London on 22 January, to celebrate the 20th Annual
Lunch and Awards Ceremony of the British International Freight Association (BIFA).
The BIFA Freight Service Awards 2008 Winners are as follows:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Air Freight Award sponsored by British Airways World Cargo: Uniserve (Airfreight) Ltd.
Environment Award sponsored by CargoWise edi: Aramex.
European Logistics Award sponsored by Kewill: International Forwarding Ltd.
Ocean Freight Award sponsored by DP World Southampton: Uniserve Ltd.
Project Forwarding Award sponsored by Ruslan International: Seafast Logistics Plc.
Special Services Award sponsored by BoxTop Technologies: The PSL Group Ltd.
Staff Development Award sponsored by Maersk Line: Chaucer Freight Ltd.
Supply Chain Management Award sponsored by TT Club: Dachser Ltd.
Young Freight Forwarder Award sponsored by Johnson Stevens Agencies: Steve de Croos from Kuehne + Nagel Ltd.
Peter Quantrill, Director General of BIFA, said: "The awards are rightly acknowledged as the most prestigious within the freight
forwarding, logistics and supply chain industry as they encourage and recognise high professional standards and special
achievements. I am gratified that this award competition celebrated its 20th anniversary and continues to highlight the best efforts
of managers and staff at all levels of this vital industry.
"As a mark of how the competition has evolved to reflect the enormous changes that have been seen in the supply chain since
1989, this year marked the debut of the Environment Award, which will go forward to mark the continuing interest and commitment
of freight forwarders in this area.
"This year, 34 finalists vied for the nine category trophies and the standard of the entrants was again extremely high. I would like
to take this opportunity to congratulate all the winners and those who reached the final stage of the competition. Thank you to all
the sponsors who continue to support the awards and enable us to produce a worthy celebration of the winners' efforts."
One of the highlights of the lunch was the Special Award presented to Peter Collins, founder of PFE Express Limited, who has
been serving the industry for over 50 years.
Robert Keen, Executive Director of BIFA, said: "Peter was a deserved winner of a Special Award. Nobody better suits the term
‘industry stalwart' and I take my hat off to a man who has worked to raise standards and provide first-class service all his working
life."
Summing up this most successful Awards competition and ceremony Mr Quantrill said: "These awards are an antidote to the news
that is gathering daily of economic troubles and downturn. These are tough times for BIFA members and I do not want to
downplay industry fears of the recession. However, when I see the talent and experience that vied for the Awards, it serves to
reinforce the resilience of the industry and its ability to deliver creative solutions to face the challenges of these difficult times."
About the Awards
The BIFA Freight Service Awards have been running for 20 years, and the ceremony has been held at the Brewery in Chiswell
Street, London, since their inception in 1989. A carefully selected judging panel consisting of sponsors and independent industry
specialists ultimately determines the winners.
About BIFA
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) represents UK companies engaged in the international movement of freight by
all modes of transport. A not-for-profit organisation, BIFA is funded by subscription and run by its members for members. It
operates with a full-time Secretariat, which administers and manages the Association's affairs. BIFA provides an effective and
proactive organisation dedicated to improving standards of professionalism within the logistics and supply chain industry.
SOURCE: The British International Freight Association
Waterways Journal
26 January 2009
(Page 12)
World Wide Shipping
January 2009
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