Dec 3rd – 4th 2013, Indian Maritime University conducted a two days workshop on Handling Of Dangerous Goods at Cochin Port, India. Workshop was inaugurated by Capt. Paul N. Joseph, Deputy Conservator, and conducted by Shashi Kallada. Capt. Paul N. Joseph spoke about the dangers involved with hazardous cargo to ports, ships and other users handling such goods.
Two days session covered over view of IMDG Code, dangerous goods declaration, placarding of containers, segregation in containers and segregation between containers.
Storage and handling of dangerous goods at port was covered in depth as per International Maritime Organisation’s “Revised Recommendations On The Safe Transport Of Dangerous Cargoes And Related Activities In Port Areas”
Dr. B. Swaminathan highlighted the importance of training and human element factor in maritime industry.