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Port operators urged to reduce cargo, property damage

June 20, 2014 - 6:00am

Andrew Kemp, regional director EMEA of freight transport insurance specialist TT Club, has urged port operators "to pay greater attention to some basic safety related processes," MarineLink reported.

TT Club data analysis has shown that more than 80% of claims related to cargo handling at ports and terminals were due to poor equipment maintenance and operational shortcomings. The analysis of more than 9,500 claims carried out by the club over a seven-year period found that just 5% were from by natural causes, while the majority were due to more avoidable causes.

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