Technical Panel

Known for many years as the International Safety Panel, and then the ISP, ICHCA’s Technical Panel represents a formidable body of expertise in cargo handling safety, legislation and operational best practice.

The Panel brings together experienced practitioners, legislators, consultants and other interested parties to debate and develop good practice in cargo handling worldwide.  Panel membership is strictly by invitation/approval of the Technical Panel executive, based on each individual member’s personal credentials, knowledge and experience in their particular field of expertise.

The Panel convenes twice a year for a 2-day meeting in various parts of the world to discuss key industry challenges, share information and agree initiatives and positions on a wide range of safety, operational and regulatory issues. Since its formation in 1991, the Panel has convened over 70 times in more than 25 locations worldwide.

As well as authoring publications and guidelines, the Technical Panel plays a crucial role in ICHCA’s NGO liaison and lobbying work at IMO, ILO and other regulatory bodies, in co-ordination with ICHCA’s Technical Advisor.

ICHCA members can view Technical Panel meeting reports, documents and presentations on the ICHCA website.

Technical Panel meetings are open to Panel members and invited guests only; ICHCA members are always welcome to attend as observers.

“ICHCA International and its Panel provide an opportunity to share best practices and help each member improve the safety, security and environmental stewardship of their operations”