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Advice, Loss Prevention

Container losses: How to prevent them?

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Why are containers lost overboard? According to the Club’s claims statistics, the main reason is related to container vessels navigating in heavy weather combined with the crew’s failure to reduce speed and/or alter course to avoid it or alleviate its effect.

When planning and loading the containers, some key points are considered, such as the containers’ stowage plan, dimensions, weights, and stability.

Read more about this in our Container Focus publication » (pages 12-15)