Wednesday, August 4, 2010

FTA Advise On Shipping Dangerous Goods

Two Conferences to Cover Regulation Changes Announced
Shipping News Feature

UK - The modal regulations for the transport and shipping of dangerous goods by land in Europe, globally and domestically by sea, and also by air, change every two years following on from changes by the United Nations. The next set of these changes will start to take effect from January 2011. The regulations and changes affect all parties to the supply chain from shipper through to carrier and ultimately, to consignee.

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) will be running two Dangerous Goods Conferences this Autumn, aimed at managers involved in the shipping or carriage of dangerous goods across all modes of transport and designed to explore the latest changes to the law, discuss the impact they have on operators and provide guidance to deal with future legal requirements.

The events will be chaired by Chris MacRae of the FTA, who commented:

“Dangerous goods shippers and carriers face a continuous stream of legislative changes and ever growing commercial pressure. Conference delegates will have a unique opportunity to hear directly from the regulators who negotiate and enforce dangerous goods regulations, and will gain advance warning of regulation changes which will directly affect their business.”

Topics under review will include changes to European land transport regulations affecting road and rail (including Britain and Ireland), alterations to maritime and air cargo carriage regulations and a consideration of the implications of UN based future proposals.

Dates and venues for the two events will be Thursday 9th September in Coventry and Thursday 14th October in Warrington with registration for FTA members at £315 plus VAT for the first delegate and £265 plus VAT for subsequent delegates. For non-members the events cost £375 plus VAT for the first delegate and £335 plus VAT for subsequent delegates.

Places can be reserved by calling FTA’s Member Service Centre on 08717 11 22 22, or for the full programme and online booking HERE.