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Container Yard Safety Guidelines Issued

Container Yard Safety Guidelines Issued

12 June 2013

TT Club, the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association, and cargo-handling association ICHCA International have published recommended safety standards for container yard equipment in ports and container-handling facilities.

The recommendations include additional safety devices and other operational changes intended to help reduce injuries and fatalities, as well as cargo, property and equipment damage.

Claim analysis data provided by TT Club found that 53 percent of the total costs of operation-related claims were caused by yard equipment, 75 percent of the cost of injury claims in terminals resulted from yard equipment accidents and 67 percent of costs related to fires were attributed to yard equipment.