3rd CTU Packing Roadshow May 2015
Practical education on the new IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for the Packing for Cargo Transport Units (CTUs)
Thursday 21 May 2015 | Durban Country Club, Durban, South Africa
After three years of development, the new IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTUs) was officially released in 2014.
As the leading NGO for the global cargo handling industry, ICHCA International worked closely with IMO, ILO, UNECE and other key industry bodies to develop the new Code. Our mission now is to educate, inform and raise awareness of the new CTU Packing Code across the global cargo handling chain.
As part of our ‘Pack It In!’ awareness campaign, ICHCA’s CTU Packing Roadshows offer practical education and advice on:
- The contents of the new Code of Practice
- How it will impact you
- How to adopt it into your existing operations
Why does it matter?
Poor CTU packing and securing is responsible for an alarmingly high percentage of incidents along the transport chain, leading to cargo damage and loss, injuries and fatalities. The new Code is designed to address this, with in-depth guidelines and information for all members of the logistics chain – from shippers, cargo packers, forwarders and logistics companies through to road, rail and sea carriers, ports and terminals, depots, insurers and other cargo handling interests.
Who does the new Code affect?
Extensively revised and upgraded from the original 1997 CTU Packing Guidelines, the new Code has implications for everyone involved in CTU logistics, covering the full range of unitised transport chains:
- General cargo, refrigerated and dangerous goods
- Road, rail, ocean and inland water transport
- Containers, swap bodies, road trailers, tankers and rail cars