Association Members

ICHCA’s Association Members represent key interest groups and expertise clusters, all concerned with fostering knowledge and best practice within their own communities and across the broader cargo handling and transport chain.

European Boatmen’s Association

The European Boatmen’s Association E.B.A. was founded in Paris on 26 April 1977. Today EBA represents 16 national boatmen associations of the European Union. EBA represents the common interests and values of its members and promotes them at EU political level. In addition EBA is a unique knowledge network of European boatmen associations. The service of mooring is an essential part of the measures to ensure a safe transit and presence of the ships in ports. The EBA aims to foster safety values and the protection of the environment as well as securing the rapid availability of the mooring services in the interests of the users of the mooring services, the port community and of the entire local community.

Global Shippers’ Forum

The Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) was formally incorporated and registered as a non-governmental organisation in the United Kingdom in June 2011. GSF is the world’s leading trade association for shippers engaged in international trade moving goods by all modes of transport.

International Group of P&I Clubs

The thirteen principal underwriting member clubs of the International Group of P&I Clubs between them provide liability cover (protection and indemnity) for approximately 90% of the world’s ocean-going tonnage.

International Tank Container Organisation

Established in 1998, the International Tank Container Organisation represents the international tank container industry to the public and to governmental bodies, with the aim of promoting the industry. With around 150 members worldwide, ITCO’s principle focus is on safety, regulatory, technical and environmental issues.

Lifting Equipment Engineers Association

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association is established across the globe as the leading representative body for all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide. LEEA members work in every aspect of the industry, from design, manufacture, refurbishment and repair, through to the hire, maintenance and use of lifting equipment.

Port Skills and Safety

Ports Skills and Safety is the UK’s professional ports health and safety membership organisation. Established by the ports industry in early 2002, PSS has a wide remit to work with its members and other stakeholders, to encourage and promote high standards of health and safety and a highly skilled workforce.