APEC Workshop / Seminar on Capacity Building for Preventing Accidents in Maritime Dangerous Goods and Containers Transportation

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APEC Workshop / Seminar on Capacity Building for Preventing Accidents in Maritime Dangerous Goods and Containers Transportation

Publication Number

APEC#219-TR-04.1

Published Date

April 2019

Type of Publication

Proceedings

Publications Under

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation(SCE), Transportation Working Group(TPTWG)

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831

Pages

16

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Description

The amount of seaborne trade continues to increase and, in parallel, the quantity of dangerous goods transported in packaged form in containers is growing dramatically in APEC region. Preventing accidents involving seaborne containers carrying such cargos is increasingly challenging and crucial for the safety and economy efficiency of the APEC region. 

Some accidents involving packaged dangerous goods arise from a lack of knowledge of the applicable international regulations and the challenge of ensuring that all of the relevant people involved in ocean shipping follow these regulations rigorously.

In this context, Japan held the workshop/seminar aimed at achieving safer seaborne transportation by enhancing APEC economies’ understanding and implementation of the regulations that can prevent such incident/accidents. This report presents the outcomes of the workshop/seminar held from 13-15 November 2018 in Tokyo.