In this Maritime Knowledge Shipping Session, we are pleased to have three industry experts to share their knowledge on the topic – Challenges in Managing Refrigerated Cargoes. Through their presentations, participants can expect to gain a well-rounded understanding of the topic.
SYNOPSIS: AN IN-DEPTH VIEW ON REEFER COOLING FROM A TECHNICAL SHIP OPERATOR’S PERSPECTIVE
Refrigerated cargo plays an important role in the income of most shipping companies in the containerised sector. A reefer container is an enclosed unit used for transporting temperature sensitive cargo and requires external power supply for its operation.
The supply of uninterrupted electric power supply is of vital importance for the optimal shipment of the refrigerated cargo. This presentation will provide an overview of some of the requirements, challenges and measures put in place by the technical ship operator to ensure that this is consistently achieved.
SYNOPSIS: THE IMPORTANCE OF CHOOSING THE RIGHT SURVEYOR OR CONSULTANT AND HIS OR HER ROLE
What, or who makes a good surveyor? In addition, how do you choose a good surveyor or consultant? What should you expect from your surveyor or consultant? What roles can the surveyor or consultant take concerning refrigerated cargoes?
Nick will address these questions in his presentation and share his experience through a case study on frozen cargo, which required the need for thinking outside the box.
SYNOPSIS: REFRIGERATED CLAIMS HANDLING
With increasing prosperity and affluence, consumers seek fresh produce to satisfy their needs. This being the case, more and more cargoes are carried on Refrigerated Containers. Temperature controlled cargoes (both frozen and chilled) are inherently perishable and pose greater challenges together with risks exposures to the container operators then normal / ambient cargoes. While refrigerated cargo does result in higher freights to the container operators, it also gives rise to high value exposures eg. a container of 40’ reefer container buffalo meet will be worth approx. USD 100,000 whereas seafood (shrimp / lobsters / etc) will be certainly higher (may be in excess of USD 300,000 per container). While all Carriers will ensure that they maintain best practices to avoid losses, some losses are bound to happen given that ships operate in adverse conditions with many uncertainties.
This presentation will review the types of claims, which may arise during the carriage of refrigerated cargo together with the defenses available to the container operator/ carrier.
To attend the seminar, please register online via the URL: http://www.gia.org.sg/registration_form/reg_mkss.php by Tuesday, 14 October 2014. The registration site will not be accessible after the deadline. This seminar is limited to 200 people and pre-registration is required. Kindly register early to avoid disappointment.
The seminar is free and proudly sponsored by L.C.H. (S) Pte Ltd.