ADN Safety Committee

All gas and gaiters

INLAND WATERWAYS The ADN experts got through a remarkably lengthy and varied agenda at their August meeting but one cannot help but think that their extensive deliberations on the carriage of LNG as fuel and cargo would benefit from the input of other experts in that field

Damen ecoliner

Top of the class

INLAND WATERWAYS The ADN experts have to deal with a number of subjects – the use of LNG being one of the latest examples – that are of no consequence to their colleagues in the land transport sectors. The role of classification societies in helping reach technical decisions is therefore very important

Barge LRG Gas Hamburg

Following the fleet

INLAND WATERWAYS The first task before the ADN experts this year was to ensure that the regulations reflect the changes to ADR and RID. After that, they got on to some juicy discussions specific to inland waterway transport

Stolt Rhine on the waterway

Speak my language

INLAND WATERWAYS Practical implementation of the ADN Regulations can show up weaknesses and oversights in the rules. CBRB’s Robert Tieman shares some observations on the good and bad aspects of the latest version of ADN, due to enter force on January 1, 2013

Ludwigshafen inland port at night

ADN another thing…

INLAND WATERWAYS With multimodal issues being discussed by the joint experts, the ADN Safety Committee contents itself mainly with issues related to vessel design and operation.

Tankers on Inland Waterway

Coming ashore

INLAND WATERWAYS As a relatively new document, the ADN Agreement and its regulations still contain a number of errors, many of which were pointed out at the Safety Committee’s latest meeting.

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