ROAD New ideas for the design of transport units and containers continue to generate debate at the meetings of WP15. The last session of 2012 agreed some last-minute changes to the 2013 texts and started work on the amendments due to enter into force in 2015
SECURITY Recent changes to IMO’s STCW Convention have pushed security concerns back to the top of the agenda for shipowners and operators. Even though the level of pirate attacks has fallen recently, being prepared for the unexpected remains critical – and training is crucial in ensuring preparedness
ONLINE Computer-based training has its critics but also has its uses, particularly in function-specific applications. CD Media Training has recently expanded its list of courses covering the transport of dangerous goods by air
US road tanker operator and logistics provider Schneider National is set to open a new intermodally focused training academy for truck drivers. The academy is located in Chicago, Illinois, and is gearing up to begin activities in January.