“Damage Prevention Inspection as a tool to get a good overview of the actual maintenance condition of barges”
Inspection to prevent damages developed on the initiative of insurers and to be introduced in the course of 2004, with regard to the insurability of the inland shipping.
In view of the market situation and the results of workshops in the past, the initiative has been taken by the insurers, represented in IVR, to introduce a Damage Prevention Inspection. IVR within this initiative developed a verification list to judge the condition of the installations on board of barges (to be) insured. The practical experiences and analyses of the Damage Prevention Inspections lead to the conclusion that this instrument provides insurers as well as owners of inland vessels with a good overview of the actual condition of the installations on board the barges involved. The DPI verification list and the inspection mainly refer to engines, installations and their present condition. The analyses prove that in particular in the field of maintenance, problems occur. By means of a Damage Prevention Inspection, the introduction of maintenance systems on the basis of simple procedures on board – which will demonstrate the maintenance to the insurer – is aimed at.
“Intensive Providers” what are they and what do they do? An “Incentive Provider” provides an incentive by offering a discount and/or service when an inland vessel meets the requirements of the Damage Prevention Inspection and holds a valid IVR certificate of Proof of Damage Prevention Inspection. Incentive Providers thus contribute to a reliable and safe and eco- friendly inland navigation industry.Barge operators holding a IVR Certificate of Damage Prevention Inspection can prove that regular and major maintenance is being executed through an inspection carried out every 2.5 years by an authorized IVR DPI expert. The contribution barge owners make to provide a safe and less damage-sensitive inland navigation is being rewarded by the Incentive Providers through financial intensives – insurance and engine manufacturers. When a vessel receives a valid Proof of IVR DPI insurers (possibly) will provide a discount on the insurance premium and the Incentive Providers may provide a discount, for example, parts, labor, etc.A barge owner is being rewarded for his effort and investments by implementing this system. An additional factor is that the claims handling, for example, main and auxiliary engines and other engines run faster and smoother since the inspections carried out by an loss prevention expert.
Actual affiliated DPI Incentive Providers
Anglo Belgian Corporation N.V.Wiedauwkaai 43 9000-Gent België T. 0032 (0) 92670000 F. 0032 (0) 92670067 E. firstname.lastname@example.org
Breko Nieuwbouw/Reparatie B.V.
Scheepvaartweg 9 3356 LL Papendrecht T. 078-6416868 F. 078-6416869 of 078-6416851 E. email@example.com
Cummins Holland B.V.Galvanistraat 35 3316 GH Dordrecht T. 078-6181200 F. 078-6176579 E. firstname.lastname@example.org
Pon Power B.V.
Ketelweg 20 3356 LE Papendrecht T. 078-6420420 F. 078-6157122 E. email@example.com
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