Container losses at sea: Report

Removing collapsed container stacks can be complicated and dangerous (Gard)

As the size and cargo capacity of seagoing vessels increase, so does the risk of loss. A study by marine insurance group Gard points out some of the risk factors.

The growing fleet of ultra-large container ships have capacities of more than 23,000teu, which means that when they encounter problems while on passage the financial implications are magnified accordingly.

This is premium content

Already a member? SIGN IN now


Sign up for FREE to continue this article…

It only takes a minute to sign up for a free account, and you’ll get to enjoy:

  • Weekly newsletters providing valuable news and information on the commercial marine sector
  • Access to the Maritime Journal Industry Database
  • Monthly Maritime Journal Magazine (Restricted digital edition)
  • Website access (3 standard news articles per month)

Get access and more free content sign up today

Does your organisation require more access? Upgrade to a subscription and enjoy unlimited news and additional features.