About TT Club
TT Club is the leading provider of insurance and related risk management services to the international transport and logistics industry. From the world’s largest logistics companies to individual transport operators – we provide quality tailor-made cover for our members.TT Club has unparalleled experience in transport and logistics insurance and at any one time handles over 10,000 open claims files – covering everything from bodily injuries, contractual disputes and mis-declared cargo to forklift truck collisions and sinking ships.
With nearly 50 years of service, TT Club’s wealth of experience brings you:
- Expertise in tailoring the right cover for you
- Experience in helping you to avoid unnecessary risks
- A single source of knowledge, readily available
- Confident judgements on whether a claim is worth pursuing in court or not
- Support from specialist surveyors, lawyers and other experts
An integrated service, unlike general insurers, we are transport specialists. Our network of local partners – spanning 200 countries – share our integrated IT systems. Our extensive geographic reach ensures we can always get the right person on site quickly – a local expert who not only speaks the language and appreciates the culture, but also understands all the applicable laws and regulations.
Practicalities of planning for emergencies
An important aspect of emergency response planning is understanding your own limitations, together potentially with those of the responding or other external agencies. All this is part of thorough risk assessment, effective plan documentation and execution.
Imagine you have a container packed with drums of cargo, or even a tank container, that ruptured and leaking a life-threatening chemical onto the terminal apron. The fire and rescue service would normally attend and commence drenching the unit and the area around it with copious amounts of water (assuming that water can be used at all) to mitigate the leak, but the unit has to be moved to the “hospital” area of the terminal for proper containment.
How are you going to do that? This was a real-world situation - the reach stacker driver would have been exposed to the chemical leak in the absence of breathing apparatus that he was not trained to use it; the fire brigade officers attending did not know how to operate a reach stacker safely! The response: the reach stacker operator was given a crash-course in how to use breathing apparatus and successfully transported the leaking unit to the hospital area.
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