Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC): undertakes all matters related to the carriage of cargoes in ships. Cargo that a ship transports to global ports vary from primary resources (like iron ore or timbers), essential energy sources for everyday anthropogenic activities and industrial production (petroleum, liquified natural gases, synthetic chemical products), food stuffs, everyday goods, medical and health products, etc. Onboard operations are affected by the types of goods present, which may need prevention from damage by climate, a need to keep packaging safe and intact for the safety of lives as well as for the protection of marine environment. Such a wide range of commodities cannot be controlled and regulated by one-size-fits-all standards. The Sub-committee aims to develop safety regulations for cargoes carried by shipping from packaging to unloading at port.
The ITF endeavours that regulatory standards are drafted to ensure crew safety on ship including protocols in emergency. It is necessary for the safety aboard and marine environment that a robust safety proof regulatory framework is developed to cover the cargo’s entire voyage optimised for its chemical and physical characteristics. The ITF delegation also believes that operations must be conducted by competent personnel so as not to cause any potential danger for both personnel onboard and on shore nor cause pollution to marine environment.