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Containers (2021)

Cedre Information Day, 23rd March 2021, Paris La Défense

The 25th Cedre Information Day will focus on the issue of containers and the accidental pollution they can generate, both at sea and in inland waters, ports and waterways. The day will be divided into three sessions. The first will address the issue from an operational perspective through the eyes of a ship captain and a shipping company. Past incidents and the associated risks will then be presented by Cedre and an insurance specialist. The day will conclude with a session on response to a container incident, from the point of view of maritime and port authorities. The presentations will given by key players in the field.


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SESSION 1: Containers and their specificities. Chaired by Thierry Coquil, Director of Maritime Affairs


The dynamic behaviour of container ships and its consequences for the cargo. Gunter Schütze, captain and international consultant

The challenges of maritime container shipping and logistical loading constraints. Olivier Texier, Deputy Vice President of Safety, Security & Environment Department


SESSION 2: Past incidents and risks. Chaired by Patricia Mani, President of Cedre's Strategy Committee 


The insurer’s viewpoint: past incidents, cost of incidents today, values underwritten, risk management, response expectations. Representative of a foreign insurance firm


Hazards posed by containers and their contents: behaviour and drift of containers at sea, hazards related to the goods transported. Work conducted by Cedre: a few examples. Stéphane Le Floch, Research Department Manager at Cedre


SESSION 3: Response. Chaired by Commodore Jean-François Quérat, Deputy Secretary-General for the Sea


Issues for the authorities in relation to merchant shipping. Response at sea. Vice-Admiral Jean-Louis Lozier, Maritime Prefect for the Atlantic


Issues for large ports: onshore response. Representative of a major port


Cedre’s role: feedback from expertise on offshore and onshore response provided for a selection of incidents (Sherbro, MSC Napoli, Lykes Liberator, MSC Flaminia, Grande America). Nicolas Tamic, Operations Manager, Deputy Director


The benefits of cross-cutting competences. Commodore Jean-François Quérat, Deputy Secretary-General for the Sea

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