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Containers (2021)

Cedre Information Day, 23rd March 2021, Virtual Event

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 and the environment protection, from the point of view of maritime and port authorities.


All the conferences of the Cedre Information Day on Containers are now available in English on our Youtube channel.

Discover the playlist bringing together all the presentations




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SESSION 1: Containers and their specificities.


Perspectives for maritime container shipping -  Thierry Coquil, French Ministry of the Sea, Director of Maritime Affairs. Video version

The dynamic behaviour of container ships and its consequences for the cargo -  François-Xavier Rubens de Cervens, French Ministry of the Sea, Director of French marine casualties investigation board (BEAmer). Video version

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


SESSION 2: Past incidents and risks.


The insurer’s viewpoint: past, incidents, cost of incidents today, values underwritten, risk management, response expectations -  Philippe Garo, director of McLeans SA. Video version

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 - William Giraud, Ingeneer at Cedre. Video version


SESSION 3: Response and environmental protection


Issues for the authorities in relation to merchant shipping. Response at sea - Vice Admiral Olivier Lebas, Maritime Prefecture for the Atlantic. Video version

Issues for large ports: onshore response - Commander Nicolas Chervy, Grand Port Maritime du Havre. Video version

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, Cedre. Video version

Benefits of cross-skills in maritime intervention on containers, Ludovic Schultz, director of environmental-Europe project. Video version

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