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Celebrating Young Talent in Logistics – FIATA and TT Club Announce Winners of the Young Logistics Professionals (YLP) Award 2023

FIATA International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations and TT Club, the leading international freight transport insurer, are excited to unveil this year’s outstanding regional achievers of the Young Logistics Professionals (YLP) Award 2023.

The 2023 regional winners are:

  • Region Africa and Middle East: Andre Hein Gerber, SAAFF, South Africa
  • Region Americas: Viktoriia Rudyk, CIFFA, Canada
  • Region Asia-Pacific: Hasbi Bin Yaakob, SLA, Singapore
  • Region Europe: Nils von Salzen, DSLV, Germany

FIATA and TT Club express their heartfelt congratulations to the four regional winners and acknowledge the paramount importance of such competitions that encourage young people to showcase their talents and dedication in the logistics industry. By participating in the YLP Award, these young professionals have not only demonstrated their profound knowledge but also honed their skills.

The YLP Award is significant in inspiring and nurturing the next generation of logistics professionals. This year again, exceptional dissertations were submitted by the winners, which not only capture the intricacies of the global supply chain but also consider diverse parameters, displaying their ingenuity and commitment.

FIATA and TT Club are delighted to continue encouraging and celebrating the brilliance and dynamism of YLP and recognise the invaluable experience and exposure gained through such competitions, paving the way for these young professionals to make a positive impact on the industry’s future. Both organisations eagerly look forward to resuming the physical competition format, this year again, providing an enriching experience for the regional winners at the FIATA World Congress in Brussels, Belgium. The event offers a unique opportunity for them to immerse themselves fully in the freight forwarding community, fostering valuable connections and furthering their careers.

Belgium, known for its strategic location at the heart of Europe, plays a crucial role in the logistics landscape, serving as a major gateway for trade and commerce. By participating in this prestigious event in Brussels, the regional winners will gain valuable insights into the intricacies of the Belgian logistics industry, further enhancing their understanding of global supply chains and exploring new avenues for collaboration and growth.


FIATA International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations is a nongovernmental, membership-based organisation representing freight forwarders in some 150 countries. FIATA’s membership is composed of 111 Associations Members and more than 5,500 Individual Members, overall representing an industry of 40,000 freight forwarding and logistics firms worldwide. Based in Geneva, FIATA is ‘the global voice of freight logistics’

About TT Club

TT Club is the established market-leading independent provider of mutual insurance and related risk management services to the international transport and logistics industry. TT Club’s primary objective is to help make the industry safer and more secure. Founded in 1968, the Club has more than 1100 Members, spanning container owners and operators, ports and terminals, and logistics companies, working across maritime, road, rail, and air. TT Club is renowned for its high-quality service, in-depth industry knowledge and enduring Member loyalty. It retains more than 97% of its Members with a third of its entire membership having chosen to insure with the Club for 20 years or more.

“K” LINE Relocates Container Terminals in Kobe

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) currently uses the Port of Kobe Rokko Island RC4-5 container terminals leased from Kobe-Osaka International Port Corporation. Talks with Kobe-Osaka International Port Corporation and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines have resulted in the conclusion of a written basic agreement on the relocation from the RC4-5 container terminals to PC14-17 container terminals (PC14-17), among the PC13-17 container terminals of the southern pier in the Port of Kobe Port Island (Stage 2) area, which is currently undergoing construction for expansion and functional reinforcement. We are coordinating the timing of the relocation with the parties involved by the end of fiscal year 2025, at which the construction will be completed.

The relocation will enhance the specifications of the terminals, thereby building an environment where large containerships can be accepted. With the relocation, we also expect to offer shipping companies and customers more flexibility for berth arrangement and for more convenience with transship containers.

After our involvement, PC14-17 will be among the largest container terminals in West Japan, handling nearly 40% of foreign trade containers at the Port of Kobe. The “K” LINE Group will offer high-quality services with Nitto Total Logistics Ltd., a company of the Group that operates the facilities.

Through this project, “K” LINE will actively and flexibly respond to customers’ needs, including the expected rise in demand for environmental and DX-related action. Based on the “K” LINE Environmental Vision 2050, we will also seek to preserve the environment through business activities and contribute to sustainable economic and social development in an effort to enhance our corporate value.

“K” LINE Signs Service Contract Agreement with DIABOS

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) signed a service contract agreement on port expense settlement services with DIABOS Global (DIABOS) in July 2023. DIABOS is a company in the JM Baxi Group, which is “K” LINE’s business partner in India. Based in Mumbai, its expertise is contracted services for port expense settlement, serving a large number of shipping companies around the world. With an abundance of practical experience, it has accumulated a great deal of related data.

“K” LINE is pressing ahead with digital transformation from five perspectives specified in its DX Strategy*¹, namely DX ashore, DX at sea, DX of data, DX of human resources and security that supports DX. As an initiative for DX ashore and for DX of data, it is set to introduce the VESON IMOS Platform (VIP) in 2024. It is a platform provided by Veson Nautical (Veson) to cover a series of ship operation management processes including charter contract conclusion, financial management and fuel management. Today, “K” LINE operates the tramp service business -*² globally. The agreement is aimed at increasing “K” LINE’s business efficiency and budget management accuracy and broadly improving its business quality by outsourcing to DIABOS port expense processing operations, including assessment and journalizing of port expenses that occurs in huge numbers every day and data entries into the VIP system.

At “K” LINE, digitalization is underway as a functional strategy for realizing the business strategy in the medium-term management plan announced in May 2022. With the use of data and digital technologies, “K” LINE will enhance the core values of safety, the environmental conservation and quality in a bid to boost its competitiveness and corporate value.

From left to right:
“K” LINE:Kohei Morita(General Manager of Drybulk Planning Group)
Diabos:Mr. Rohit Khera
Diabos:Ms. Meera Kumar (CEO)
“K” LINE:Masatoshi Taguchi(Managing Executive Officer)
“K” LINE:Eisuke Hayashi(Bulk Carrier Group)

*¹DX Strategy 2023 (announced on December 22, 2022)

*²Car carrier transport is excluded.

“K” LINE selected as a Constituent of FTSE4Good Index Series, FTSE Blossom Japan Index and FTSE Blossom Sector Relative Index

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) has been selected as a constituent of the “FTSE4Good Index Series”, one of the leading global indices for ESG investing, for the second year straight and 19th time in total. “K” LINE has also been listed as a constituent of “FTSE Blossom Japan Index” for six years in a row and “FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index for the second consecutive year respectively, since those indices were initially launched.

Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company), the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices, selecting 1,074 companies from developed countries including 226 Japanese companies, and 566 companies from emerging countries. On the other hand, FTSE Blossom Japan Index and FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index reflect the performance of Japanese companies that demonstrate strong ESG practices (310 companies and 605 companies are selected respectively out of 1,424 constituents of FTSE Japan All Cap Index). These indices have been adopted as a benchmark of ESG investing by Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) in Japan. Those indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.

“K” LINE has been addressing sustainability as a priority issue of its corporate management, and advancing various initiatives to respond flexibly to various needs. These include not only changing customer needs, but also the needs of nations and the global community, especially for the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and measures to mitigate climate change. Going forward, “K” LINE will continue to pursue greater corporate value, creating both economic and social values sustainably, through proactive sustainability efforts.

“K” Line : Participating in the Second Stage of the Nippon Foundation MEGURI2040 Fully Autonomous Ship Project for Social Implementation

We will participate in the Joint Technological Development Program for the Demonstration of Fully Autonomous Ships under the MEGURI 2040 Fully Autonomous Ship Project* (hereinafter MEGURI2040) administrated by the Nippon Foundation, as a member of the Designing the Future of Fully Autonomous Ships Plus consortium (hereinafter DFFAS+)** consisting of 51 companies in Japan.

On July 20, the Nippon Foundation held a seminar*** on the MEGURI2040. At the seminar, an overview of the second stage of MEGURI2040 and the project’s initiatives were presented.

This program is positioned as the second stage of MEGURI2040, which started in 2020, and aims for full-scale commercialization of fully autonomous ship technology by 2025, which was developed in the “Joint Technological Development Program for Demonstration of Fully Autonomous Ship,” which was carried out as the first stage, in cooperation with the Nippon Foundation.

Program Overview
The program will aim for full-scale commercialization of fully autonomous ships technology by 2025, with four goals.

In addition to designing next-generation ships that will support the coastal shipping industry in the future, a demonstration of ship-land operations will be conducted to simulate the future coastal shipping industry that will be supported by fully autonomous ship. The demonstration will use four different types of ships (a newly built full package container ship; with fully autonomous operation system, an existing container ship, a RORO cargo ship and a remote island route ship; with some autonomous operation system) and two Fleet Operation Centers.

  • Standardization of developed technologies

To refine the fully autonomous ship technology developed in the first stage, and by standardizing these technologies into international standards, to strengthen Japan’s maritime industry and lead the international competition in fully autonomous ship technology.

  • Reinforcement of development process infrastructure

Based on the development process infrastructure established in the first stage, reinforce it further by upgrading simulation technology, generalizing risk assessment, etc.

  • Social Implementation

To commercialize an autonomous navigation system (including land-based monitoring system) and to establish a certification scheme necessary to commercialize the system.

In addition, to improve the environment for social implementation, we will utilize our knowledge of technological development to establish international and domestic rules for fully autonomous ships, examine human resource requirements and training methods to accommodate new working styles, study the use of deregulation and other methods to ensure the continuous commercial use of fully autonomous ships, and examine insurance and freight rates for fully autonomous ships.

Our Approach

We, Kline, are collaborating with Kawasaki Kinkai Kisen Kaisha, Japan Radio Co., Ltd., and YDK Technologies Co., Ltd. to retrofit the existing RORO cargo ship ‘Hokuren Maru No.2’ (operated by Kawasaki Kinkai Kisen Kaisha) with unmanned and autonomous navigation capabilities.

By leveraging our expertise in safe operations, we are developing a system that replicates the sequence of piloting actions—namely ‘perception, information processing, analysis, planning, and execution’—that were previously carried out by humans, using cutting-edge AI technology and other advancements. Our goal is to further enhance the safety and quality of transportation provided by our operated vessels.”

In order to solve social issues in Japan’s coastal shipping industry, such as reducing labour shortages and the workload, preventing maritime accidents, and maintaining remote island shipping routes, and to support stable domestic logistics and transportation infrastructure, the Nippon Foundation, DFFAS+ participating companies, and domestic and international partner organizations will continue to work together toward the commercialization of fully autonomous ships by 2025.

*A subsidization scheme to cultivate further momentum for technological development in the field of crewless maritime autonomous surface ships, promoting changes in logistics, economies,  and social infrastructure in Japan, and supporting such technological development through the success of the world’s first crewless autonomous operation trials by domestic coastal vessels.

** Companies participating in the DFFAS+ project include Japan Marine Science Inc. (project leader); Akasaka Diesels Limited; IKOUS Corporation; Imoto Lines,Ltd.; Weathernews Inc.; Uyeno Transtech Ltd; EIZO Corporation; SK WINCH CO.,LTD.; MTI Co., Ltd.; NX Shipping Co.,Ltd.; NTT Communications Corporation; Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.; KAWASAKI KINKAI KISEN KAISHA,LTD.; KANDA DOCKYARD Co., Ltd.; KYOKUYO SHIPYARD CORPORATION; Kinkai Yusen Kaisha Ltd.; Kokusai Ryobi Ferry Co.,Ltd.; Sunflame Co., Ltd.; Sanwa Dock Co., Ltd.; JRCS Co.Ltd.; JAPAN HAMWORTHY CO.,LTD.; Japan Marine United Corporation; Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.; SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation.; Suzuyo Marine Co., Ltd.; Space Compass Corporation; TERASAKI ELECTRIC CO.,LTD.; Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.; TOKYO KEIKI INC.; TST CORPORATION.; MIRAI RD (Research & Development);Nakashima Propeller Co., Ltd.; Nabtesco Corporation; NIHON SHIPYARD CO.,LTD.; Japan Radio Co., Ltd.; NYK Line; The Hanshin Diesel Works, Ltd.; BEMAC Corporation; pluszero, Inc.; FUJIWARA SHIPBUILDING CO.LTD.; FURUNO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.; Honda Motor Co., Ltd.; Honda Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.; Marindows Inc.; Marubeni Corporation; MIURA CO.,LTD.; Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.; Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company, Limited; Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.; Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.; YDK Technologies Co.,Ltd.

*** Presentations on technologies and rules for fully autonomous ships and a panel discussion on expectations and challenges for the commercialization of fully autonomous ships.

The Nippon Foundation Fully Autonomous Ship Project MEGURI2040 Seminar on Fully Autonomous Ship

New Appointments to TT Club Boards

Morten Engelstoft has been elected as the new Chairman of TT Club as Ulrich Kranich retires.  Three new Directors also announced. 

The liability insurance provider to the international cargo and logistics industry has announced that Morten Engelstoft is to take over as Chairman of both Through Transport Mutual Insurance Association Limited (Bermuda) (‘TTB’) and TT Club Mutual Insurance Limited (UK) (‘TTI’)* on the retirement of the present incumbent, Ulrich Kranich.

Ulrich Kranich (l) and Morten Engelstoft (r)

Engelstoft spent thirty-six years in various positions and across three regions within Maersk. He retired in June 2023 from the position of CEO of APM Terminals. He has a depth of knowledge and vast experience in operations that are at the core of TT Club’s membership base.

He commented, “TT Club remains the foremost specialist insurance provider to the majority of container shipping lines, a substantial number of terminal operators and a wide range of logistics and transport operators.  I look forward to leading the Boards and helping to guide the Club on its continuing path of providing essential cover and valuable loss prevention advice to a dynamic and vital global transport community.”

Ulrich Kranich retires from his position as Director and Chairman of the Club after sixteen years.  Charles Fenton, CEO of TT Club took the opportunity of thanking Kranich. “Ulrich has been a much valued guiding hand in a period that has seen significant change in our industry.  His insight and wise advice has been fundamental to TT’s continued success in this period,” he said.

Kranich commented, “It has been an honour to lead such a valued organisation owned by the industry and in Morten the Club has a fantastic person to take the Club forward to continue to support Members ”.

Ulrike Baum of Rohlig Logistics who has been on the Board since 2016 has stepped down as director. She was similarly thanked for her service, which included time on Board Committees.

Marika Calfas of NSW Ports in Sydney has been appointed to the Board; as has been John Chambers, currently Specialist Director – Insurance who also serves on the TTI Board. Miguel d’Orey of Orey Shipping in Lisbon has been appointed to the TTI Board.

*TTB is composed of a large group of directors that meets three times a year and provides leadership and industry view that impacts long-term strategy. TTI is a subsidiary of TTB. A smaller group, it meets more frequently to provide closer oversight of the Club’s operational and financial performance.

About TT Club

TT Club is the established market-leading independent provider of mutual insurance and related risk management services to the international transport and logistics industry. TT Club’s primary objective is to help make the industry safer and more secure. Founded in 1968, the Club has more than 1100 Members, spanning container owners and operators, ports and terminals, and logistics companies, working across maritime, road, rail, and air. TT Club is renowned for its high-quality service, in-depth industry knowledge and enduring Member loyalty. It retains more than 97% of its Members with a third of its entire membership having chosen to insure with the Club for 20 years or more.

Dachser announces twelve more zero-emission delivery areas in Europe.

By the end of 2025, the number of cities served by DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery will have doubled to 24.

Kempten, July 19, 2023 – Dachser is significantly expanding its emission-free delivery of non-chilled groupage shipments to defined downtown areas. By the end of 2025, the logistics provider plans to launch DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery in twelve more European cities: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Dublin, Hamburg, Cologne, London, Malaga, Rotterdam, Stockholm, Toulouse, Warsaw, and Vienna. In addition, the company will expand its existing zero-emission delivery area in Paris.

“We deliberately set ourselves the ambitious goal of doubling the number of cities served by DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery by the end of 2025,” says Alexander Tonn, COO Road Logistics at Dachser. “Our network locations are highly motivated to meet our customers’ desire for more sustainable city deliveries. Achieving our goal is based on our expectations that light electric trucks will become much more readily available and expansion of the charging infrastructure will pick up pace across Europe.”

DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery: Turning 12 into 24

Thanks to its modular system, DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery is theoretically suitable for any European city. DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery is already available in twelve defined city-center delivery areas, namely in Berlin, Copenhagen, Dortmund, Freiburg, Madrid, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Porto, Prague, Strasbourg, and Stuttgart. The twelve city-center areas announced today will be added by the end of 2025. Using a modular system adapted to local requirements, the Dachser branches deploy battery-electric vans and trucks as well as electrically assisted cargo bikes. The bikes are specially designed for groupage and heavy palleted goods. Depending on a location’s specific requirements, this concept also involves the use of small transit terminals—known as microhubs—near city centers. In such cases, the cargo bikes start their tours at the microhub and carry goods into busy pedestrian zones. The e-trucks in turn supply the microhubs with goods or, for parcels and pallets that are too large or too heavy for bike transport, deliver the goods directly to recipients.

“Geography, social structure, administration: each city has its own unique profile, which we take into account when planning and implementing a zero-emission delivery area,” explains Tara Li, Project Manager DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery. “At the same time, we can draw on our experience gained in twelve European cities to identify synergies and potential for optimization.”

Positive effects on the environment and for drivers

Dachser’s city-center deliveries with zero local emissions help city administrations improve air quality and reduce traffic noise. Because the battery-electric trucks and cargo bikes emit no air pollutants, they play a major part in keeping the air clean. Dachser purchases only electricity generated from renewable resources to charge its fleet. This brings operational greenhouse gas emissions for the last mile down to zero. It also greatly reduces noise emissions, while using cargo bikes means less truck-related congestion. Battery-electric vehicles are good news for drivers, too, who are no longer exposed to engine vibrations in the cab.

Part of the long-term climate protection strategy
DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery supports the logistics provider’s long-term climate protection strategy. By promoting sustainable business development and focusing on process and energy efficiency, innovation, and inclusive responsibility, the family-owned company is paving the way for sustainable logistics together with its customers and partners.

About Dachser

Dachser, a family-owned company headquartered in Kempten, Germany, provides transport logistics, warehousing, and customized services in two business fields: Dachser Air & Sea Logistics and Dachser Road Logistics. The latter consists of two business lines: Dachser European Logistics and Dachser Food Logistics. Comprehensive contract logistics services and industry-specific solutions round out the company’s range. A seamless shipping network—both in Europe and overseas—and fully integrated IT systems ensure intelligent logistics solutions worldwide.

Thanks to some 32,850 employees at 379 locations all over the globe, Dachser generated consolidated net revenue of approximately EUR 8.1 billion in 2022. The same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 81.1 million shipments weighing 42.8 million metric tons. Country organizations represent Dachser in 41 countries. For more information about Dachser, please visit

Harbour Masters Add Weight to Group Seeking Action on Crucial Safety Issues

The International Harbour Masters Association (IHMA) has joined in an industry initiative to promulgate a vision for the improved safety and security of global trade by taking advantage of unified information and data sources to bring greater awareness and understanding of concerning issue.

The IHMA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) as a result of collaboration with the * Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS); Confidential Human Factors Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP); Container Owners Association (COA); International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA) and Ship Message Design Group (SMDG) which inaugurated the MOU in March of this year.  Concentrating on improved safety during the global transport and handling of goods that have the potential to cause injury to the workforce and/or damage to the environment, all the signatories have a commonality of purpose. The chief aim is to create a framework for cooperation that enables each signatory to benefit from any of the other’s activities in respect of their areas of joint interest. 

The five, now six leading industry bodies will be able to coordinate data, research and best practices across global cargo supply chains to further develop awareness throughout the freight industry, amongst operators, regulators and policy makers as to practical and effective measures to improve safety.

Captain Paul O’Regan, President, IHMA made comment on his Associations commitment to the MOU, “As the professional body for those with responsibility for the safe, secure, efficient and environmentally sound conduct of marine operations in port waters, IHMA recognises that accidents and incidents happen in port as well as at sea,” he said.  “This collaboration with the MOU partners and the other organisations will help us to enhance safety throughout the ports sector and create a platform for mutually beneficial work on safety initiatives in the maritime environment.”

In welcoming IHMA, the CEO of ICHCA, Richard Steele said, “it is a first-class addition to have the IHMA on-side because harbour masters play a crucial role in both maritime safety and the ship shore interface.  Their leadership on navigational safety along with an essential contribution to wider operational safety, security and environmental protection puts them at the crossroads of the activities that the MOU partners are seeking to continuously improve.”


About the Industry MOU

Established in 2023, by working together CINS, CHIRP, COA, ICHCA, IHMA and SMDG aim to greatly increase the force and effectiveness of their safety efforts in key activities including developing joint publications, coordinating efforts on domestic and international issues of common concern and taking advantage of working together to initiate innovative worldwide health, safety, security and environmental studies and strategies.

“K” Line : Worldwide Cleanup Activities conforming with World Oceans Day

The “K” LINE Group companies conducted worldwide simultaneous cleanup activities, during a period before and after World Oceans Day on June 8.

More than 450 employees and their families from 14 group companies around the world participated in the activities as volunteers, to collect garbage on land, which is said to be the source of 7~80% of marine plastic, at beaches, the area around offices, mountain forests, canals and rivers. The amount of garbage collected amounts to about 7,800 liters.

These days, threats on ocean environment such as plastic pollution are becoming hot issues, while protection of oceans is set as one of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) , namely, “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.” For the “K” LINE Group, whose corporate principle is “as a logistics company rooted in the shipping industry, we help make the lives of people more affluent”, the oceans are essential for our business activities, and as an opportunity to reconsider marine environmental issues together with Group employees, we conducted the cleanup activities during the period before and after World Oceans Day, from late May to early July this year.

Going forward, the “K” LINE Group will continue to make every effort to realize one of Values the “K” LINE Group prizes, “Contributing to the global environment and a sustainable society”, by raising employees’ awareness of environmental conservation through such activities.

(*)World Oceans Day was officially designated by the United Nations in 2009 to raise global awareness of the benefits humankind derives from the ocean and our individual and collective duty to use its resources sustainably. On that day, awareness-raising events such as ocean cleanup are held over 100 countries every year.

TT Club’s commitment to loss prevention further reinforced

With the publication of TT Club’s 300th Edition of its monthly advisory TT Talk, the international freight transport insurance specialist announces additional resource for its loss prevention function in the shape of two more risk management professionals.

London, 12th July, 2023

The loss prevention function is pivotal to the mutual ethos of TT Club, which strives to guide those it insurers – and indeed the wider industry – in all aspects of risk through the container transport and global logistics supply chain. The latest TT Talk is evidence of the insurer’s commitment to this service. For over twenty-five years the monthly, online newsletter has extended awareness of, and offered advice on how to mitigate specific risks to an audience of the Club’s Members as well as the industry at large. Under the title, ‘Container Industry: incremental change?’, TT Talk #300 takes the opportunity to examine the dynamic influences that have moulded the industry since issue #1 was produced and look ahead in relation to current issues. It can be read in full HERE

“Our aim in producing TT Talk has always been to remain topical in terms of the risks we cover,” says Rick Management Director, Peregrine Storrs-Fox. “Drawing on a range of sources, including the risks that are presented for insurance and the extensive claims data at our disposal, as well as ongoing interactions with the global industry, like-minded associations and governmental agencies, we seek to enhance the likelihood of successful outcomes and above all ensure the safety and security of the supply chain workforce around the world.”

Underlining TT’s on-going dedication to providing such valuable loss prevention guidance, the Club has announced the commitment of additional resources to its team. Josh Finch has joined as Logistics Risk Manager and Neil Dalus becomes EMEA, Risk Assessment Manager.

Neil Dalus
Josh Finch

Commenting on the appointments, Mike Yarwood, MD Loss Prevention said, “We are providing additional manpower for the benefit of both our logistics and terminal operations clients. Josh, from a background of warehouse management and road transport, and Neil as an engineer from the port industry will add significant strength to our existing team. They will allow TT to increase its risk management and loss prevention service across all aspects of the container supply chain.”

Josh Finch has fifteen years’ experience in the logistics industry featuring various operational and project management roles. His positions as operations manager at the independent UK logistics company, Howard Tenens and at DHL Supply Chain, as both operations and transport manager, have allowed him to acquire a depth of knowledge into the practical, day-to-day application of risk mitigation policies.

Neil Dalus’ career extends over twenty-plus years managing port and port related infrastructure and assets. This experience includes positions in Local Authority, Consultancy and eleven years at PD Ports, starting as a civil engineer and progressing to Group Engineering Director. His skills and knowledge will ensure that port authorities, as well as cargo handling and terminal operators are well advised as to their specific risk profiles.

The full library of 300 TT Talk’s plots the ever-changing dynamics of the freight transport world and the evolving nature of risks that attend it. The resources that TT invests in its loss prevention activity will endeavour to keep pace with such changes and challenges, continuing to inform the industry as comprehensively as it can.

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About TT Club

TT Club is the established market-leading independent provider of mutual insurance and related risk management services to the international transport and logistics industry. TT Club’s primary objective is to help make the industry safer and more secure. Founded in 1968, the Club has more than 1100 Members, spanning container owners and operators, ports and terminals, and logistics companies, working across maritime, road, rail, and air. TT Club is renowned for its high-quality service, in-depth industry knowledge and enduring Member loyalty. It retains more than 97% of its Members with a third of its entire membership having chosen to insure with the Club for 20 years or more.