The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA), the International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA) and international transport and logistics insurers TT Club have published updated safety recommendations for quay container cranes.

‘Recommended Minimum Safety Features for Quay Container Cranes’ is available for download as a PDF here:

The original document, published in 2011, and now the fully updated version, draws together the extensive operational and engineering experience of PEMA, ICHCA and TT Club. It addresses the causes of accidents and failures reported worldwide.

The paper also calls for a new approach to crane procurement that recognizes safety as an integral part of operational decisions to minimise risk of injury to personnel, equipment damage and operational disruption.

Founded in 2004, PEMA provides a forum and public voice for the global port equipment and technology sectors. The Association has seen strong growth in recent years, and now has 110 member companies representing all facets of the industry, including crane, equipment and component manufacturers, automation, software and technology providers, consultants and other experts.

ICHCA International is the only global association dedicated to the promotion of safety and efficiency in the handling and movement of goods by all modes and throughout the supply chain.

TT Club is the international transport and logistics industry’s leading provider of insurance and related risk management services. Established in 1968, the Club’s membership comprises vessel operators, ports and terminals, road, rail and airfreight operators, logistics companies and container lessors.