ICHCA Chair’s New Year Message 2023
We all benefit from communication with likeminded professionals across a range of functions, to learn, collaborate and drive improvements. ICHCA exists to maximise those opportunities in our industry.
Operators who are concerned with the safety of their employees and the reputation of their businesses agree that we do better together. There is no competition when it comes to safety. We achieve a safer and more secure working environment by sharing our experiences, successes and even failures to better understand the myriad of dynamic challenges that face us all.
Through ICHCA you can communicate with and become part of a truly global community. You can request assistance, explain your own best practices and be part of solving common problems together.
We are passionate about cooperation with international bodies such as the International Maritime Organisation, the United Nations and International Labour Organisation where we actively advocate for and drive strategies to improve safety on the docks, at sea and where ships meet shore. Our role, particularly as a recognised NGO at the IMO, has grown in influence. We are a global presence and our ability to share knowledge and communicate effectively is continuously improving.
All that we have achieved in 2022 is thanks to your participation. Our work is driven by your courage to seek continuous improvement, doing what our industry does best; combining the efforts of people all along the supply chain to deliver to the world.
People in our industry put themselves on the front line to handle and coordinate cargo vital to lives and economies. We acknowledge our sector’s skill, responsiveness and hard work across the globe and renew our contract with you to constructively support, deliver thought leadership and match your energy for doing the job safely and well.
ICHCA International commits to listen to your needs, champion innovation and continuous improvement, provide a global industry voice and to raise world standards together. We are proud of what has gone before and ambitious for ICHCA’s future.
We look forward to working with you in 2023.
Chair – ICHCA International