07 November 2019
The port is a transit facility rather than a storage facility and it is vital to the flow of cargo that we maintain our Code of Practice (CoP) and do not put any people or cargo in harm’s way.
The port is a transit facility rather than a storage facility and it is vital to the flow of cargo that we maintain our Code of Practice (CoP) and do not put any people or cargo in harm's way. Any breach of our CoP could have severe consequences in terms of disruption to business which hurts all parties in the freight supply chain.
The Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 have provisions for Classes 6 and 8 which come into effect from 1 December 2019. This has necessitated an update of our Code of Practice.
For Classes 6 and 8 there will be no flexibility to hold these cargoes beyond the allowed 72 hours after discharge. We will require a confirmed plan for the uplift of these classes prior to discharge. If there is no plan, we will not be able to discharge these units from the vessel. Once discharged, there will be significant penalties where these units are not collected within the allowable time.
This Change will take effect from 1 December 2019
Looking at how we ensure we comply with this regulation, the following process will apply:
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