New Year Message from ICHCA’s Chair
Everyone benefits from communication with professional peers, sharing industry experience, to learn, collaborate and drive improvements. ICHCA is the organisation dedicated to maximising those opportunities in cargo handling and coordination.
The best operators recognise that successful and sustainable businesses are on top of health and safety in the same way that they are on top of efficiency, customer service, innovation, leveraging technology and deploying the right people with the right skills at the right time and place. All interact and depend on one another.
Everyone concerned with the safety of their people and the reputation of their organisations agree that we do better together. There is no competition in safety. Safer and more secure working environments happen by sharing our experiences, successes and even failures to address the dynamic challenges that face us all.
Through ICHCA you are part of a truly global community. You can request assistance, share your best practices and solve problems together. Your voice is heard at bodies such as the International Maritime Organisation and United Nations where we drive strategies to improve safety on docks, at sea and where ships meet shore. Our role, particularly as a recognised NGO at the IMO, continues to grow in influence. We are a global presence expanding and sharing knowledge and learning to make a difference.
Everything we achieved in 2023 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 2024.