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Published: 5 October 2017
Hazcheck for Thomas Miller insurers
Two leading marine insurers are linking with Exis to help develop the next stage of the Hazcheck Restrictions Portal.
The TT Club and the UK P&I Club, both Thomas Miller-managed transport insurers, have joined forces with Exis Technologies to move the latter’s Hazcheck Restrictions Portal into its next development phase.
Hazcheck Restrictions is designed to enable participating lines to enter (or upload) and maintain the operator, vessel and port restrictions for their operations, check for dangerous goods (DG) compliance with partner lines and accept provisional bookings.
The portal started as an initiative with several major container lines that already used Exis Technologies’ range of Hazcheck compliance systems for their DG shipping operations, particularly to resolve issues posed under VSAs.
The next phase of implementation involves encouraging container lines, ports, terminals, shippers and forwarders to upload their data into the portal free of charge for a minimum of two years.
Facilitating the retrieval of the whole range of information from the portal for operational use may lead to a new global portal for the whole supply chain to use in helping to make operations more efficient and safer.
The announcement was made during the International Cargo Handling Association (ICHCA) Conference held in Las Palmas, this month, attended by shipping lines, ports and terminals, as well as shippers and intermodal operators, discussing the latest ways to improve the safety, efficiency and sustainability of the cargo handling industry worldwide.
Peregrine Storrs-Fox, risk management director, TT Club commented: “TT Club has been working alongside Exis Technologies since 2009 to deliver e-learning training solutions to the global supply chain. The Hazcheck Restrictions portal is an ambitious initiative aimed at reducing incidents related to dangerous goods shipments.
“Stakeholder engagement, particularly from ports and terminals, has the potential to deliver a portal which will make a huge difference for the intermodal industry.”
James Douglas, director, Exis Technologies, said: “We are delighted that TT Club and UK P&I Club have recognised the potential in our Hazcheck Restrictions portal. We hope that the supply chain will join us in our efforts to create this exciting new portal.”
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