Göteborg: 24 May 2023

Swedish Club Partners with VW to Address Electric Vehicle Safety in Upcoming Webinar

As the demand for electric vehicles grows, questions are increasingly being asked about fire safety during transportation by sea. The Swedish Club has embarked on a series of webinars aimed at putting the risks in context and providing advice on how to deal with them.

On Friday 26 May at 10.00 CET, a panel of experts including Torben Stadtaus of Volkswagen, Martin Carlsson of Stena Teknik and Captain Filip Svensson of Wallenius Wilhelmsen will join the Club’s Loss Prevention team to share their specialist knowledge in this emerging field. ‘Fire II: Electric vehicles on board – being prepared’ will explore safety and probability training for crews on board ships carrying electric vehicles and allow the panellists to share their own business experiences in addition to hosting a Q&A session for delegates.

Johan Kahlmeter, Director, Claims at The Swedish Club says: “It is rare that the industry faces dealing with totally new cargoes in significant quantities, and yet that is the unique challenge that we face with the carriage of electric vehicles on board ships. These vehicles are tightly loaded, large values are at stake, and a safe haven might be far away.

“It is essential that all those on board are given access to the latest safety and loss prevention advice,” he says.

This webinar comes hot on the heels of last month’s popular webinar, ‘Fire! Electric vehicles on board - should we be worried?’, which covered the major hazards of electric vehicle fires, how to deal with them and how to tell fact from fiction when considering the risks.

To register for ‘Fire II: Electric vehicles on board – being prepared’, or to watch last month’s webinar ‘Fire! Electric vehicles on board - should we be worried?’ please visit The Swedish Club's website.


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Notes to Editors

The Swedish Club was founded by shipowners in 1872 and is today a leading and diversified mutual marine insurance company, owned and controlled by its members. The Club writes Protection & Indemnity, Freight, Demurrage & Defence, Hull & Machinery, Hull Interests, Loss of Hire, War Risks, and any additional insurance required by shipowners or charterers. It also writes Hull & Machinery, War risks and Loss of Hire for Mobile Offshore Units and FPSOs.
Its head office is located in Gothenburg, Sweden, with branch offices in Athens, Oslo, London, Hong Kong and Singapore.