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IMO Awards Ceremony IMO Headquarters on Monday, 6 December 2021

Congratulations! To IMO award recipients Mr. Paul Sadler, International Maritime Prize 2020 and Mr. Tran Van Khoi, Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2021 At its 125th session in July 2021, the Council of the International Maritime Organization unanimously decided that the International Maritime Prize for 2020 be awarded to Mr. Paul Sadler, nominated by the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britai [...]

Member Benefit Spotlight: Exis Technologies – Tank Container eLearning

ITCO Tank Container e-learning is an online tank container course developed by the International Tank Container Organisation to further enhance the safe, competent and efficient use of tank containers. The course offers awareness training for those responsible in the operation/management of portable tanks as prescribed by the IMDG Code and steps towards function specific learning. Also suitable fo [...]

Today’s Publication Spotlight: *Updated Version*: BP25 – An Illustrated Guide to Container Marking Codes

A container type and size is depicted by the series of numbers in the upper right hand corner of the container’s right hand door. Of course if the container was right in front of you, the size and type could be ascertained by just walking around it. However, as most of the time there is only a manifest, other shipping document or EDI transmission, you need to know the ISO numbering system to under [...]

New: Technical Enquiries – details now available on our website

We are delighted to launch a new page on the website where members can find the answers to recent Technical Enquiries. The PDF documents can be found here Technical Enquiries - ICHCA International and may just provide the answers you are looking for to a specific question. ICHCA's unique Technical Advisory Service is available to all members.  You can ask technical safety questions and get expert [...]

Record Year of Entries for the TT Club Innovation in Safety Awards in 2021

We are thrilled to report a record year of entries to the TT Club Innovation in Safety Award in 2021. With over 50% more submissions than any previous year, the judges have an abundance of creative, innovative and thought-provoking content to consider.  The award was set up to celebrate safety innovation in the global freight supply chain, with entrants required to show that a product, idea, solut [...]

ICHCA International Video

ICHCA International is the cargo handling and coordination organisation, bringing together world class knowledge, experience and expertise. We represent the industry at the IMO and other UN institutions, agree standards through our unique library of bespoke cargo handling publications, written by best-in-field technical authors. Our technical advice panel has over 80 experts. If an answer to your [...]

1 day to go… submit your entry by the end of 12 November 2021 for the TT Club Innovation in Safety Award.

ICHCA International proudly presents the 2021 TT Club Innovation in Safety Award and invites submissions from anyone involved in cargo logistics who can show a demonstrable improvement to safety ICHCA International, the global cargo handling association, has opened the 2021 TT Club Innovation in Safety Award, which aims to highlight the importance of safety at a time of increased operational deman [...]

2 days to go… submit your entry by the end of 12 November 2021 for the TT Club Innovation in Safety Award.

ICHCA International proudly presents the 2021 TT Club Innovation in Safety Award and invites submissions from anyone involved in cargo logistics who can show a demonstrable improvement to safety ICHCA International, the global cargo handling association, has opened the 2021 TT Club Innovation in Safety Award, which aims to highlight the importance of safety at a time of increased operational deman [...]

3 days to go… submit your entry by the end of 12 November 2021 for the TT Club Innovation in Safety Award.

ICHCA International proudly presents the 2021 TT Club Innovation in Safety Award and invites submissions from anyone involved in cargo logistics who can show a demonstrable improvement to safety ICHCA International, the global cargo handling association, has opened the 2021 TT Club Innovation in Safety Award, which aims to highlight the importance of safety at a time of increased operational deman [...]

Not long to go… Submit your entry by 12 November 2021 for the TT Club Innovation in Safety Award.

ICHCA International proudly presents the 2021 TT Club Innovation in Safety Award and invites submissions from anyone involved in cargo logistics who can show a demonstrable improvement to safety.   ICHCA International, the global cargo handling association, has opened the 2021 TT Club Innovation in Safety Award, which aims to highlight the importance of safety at a time of increased operation [...]

ICHCA celebrates the success of our first open Technical Panel meeting!

On 28 October, ICHCA members and guests saw four world-class speakers deliver powerful and incisive learning in an event attended by over 60 industry delegates from around the world.   Jennifer Webster from the UK's Health and Safety laboratory explained how to achieve safety culture excellence: now and tomorrow.  Steven Naylor, also from HSL freed us up to imagine a world where incidents can [...]

ICHCA Technical Panel: 1 Day to Go … Don’t miss out, register for the ICHCA Technical Panel Meeting as soon as possible!

Only 1 Day to go!  … don’t miss the chance to attend our first open invitation ICHCA Technical Panel meeting on 28 October, tomorrow...  This is your opportunity to see the four world-class webinar sessions that we have lined up for you.   Full Programme available from https://ichca.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/ICHCA-TECHNICAL-PANEL-Programme-28-October-2021.pdf    We look forward to seeing [...]

ICHCA Technical Panel: 2 Days to Go … Don’t miss out, register for the ICHCA Technical Panel Meeting today!

Only 2 Days to go!  … don’t miss the chance to attend our first open invitation ICHCA Technical Panel meeting on 28 October.  This is your opportunity to see the four world-class webinar sessions that we have lined up for you. Full Programme available from https://ichca.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/ICHCA-TECHNICAL-PANEL-Programme-28-October-2021.pdf We look forward to seeing you on the 28th.  To [...]

ICHCA Technical Panel: 3 Days to Go … Don’t miss out, register for the ICHCA Technical Panel Meeting today!

Only 3 Days to go!  … don’t miss the chance to attend our first open invitation ICHCA Technical Panel meeting on 28 October.  This is your opportunity to see the four world-class webinar sessions that we have lined up for you. Today’s spotlight: Biography of Stephen Cotton, General Secretary, International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), who will be delivering session 4: Resilient Logistics t [...]

ICHCA Technical Panel: 4 Days to Go … Don’t miss out, register for the ICHCA Technical Panel Meeting today!

Only 4 Days to go!  … don’t miss the chance to attend our first open invitation ICHCA Technical Panel meeting on 28 October.  This is your opportunity to see the four world-class webinar sessions that we have lined up for you. Today’s spotlight: Biography of Steven Naylor, one of the UK Health and Safety Laboratory's top specialists, who will be delivering session 2: Imagine a world where incident [...]

ICHCA Technical Panel: 5 Days to Go … Don’t miss out, register for the ICHCA Technical Panel Meeting today!

Only 5 Days to go!  … don’t miss the chance to attend our first open invitation ICHCA Technical Panel meeting on 28 October.  This is your opportunity to see the four world-class webinar sessions that we have lined up for you. Today’s spotlight: Biography for Jennifer Webster, one of the UK Health and Safety Laboratory’s top specialists, who will be delivering session 1: How to achieve safety cult [...]

ICHCA Technical Panel: 6 Days to Go … Don’t miss out, register for the ICHCA Technical Panel Meeting today!

Only 6 Days to go!  … don’t miss the chance to attend our first open invitation ICHCA Technical Panel meeting on 28 October.  This is your opportunity to see the four world-class webinar sessions that we have lined up for you. Today’s spotlight, session 4: Resilient Logistics through Social Partnership – How port workers and their unions can help move cargo handling towards a safer, more efficient [...]

ICHCA Technical Panel: 7 Days to Go … Don’t miss out, register for the ICHCA Technical Panel Meeting today!

Only 7 Days to go!  … don’t miss the chance to attend our first open invitation ICHCA Technical Panel meeting on 28 October.  This is your opportunity to see the four world-class webinar sessions that we have lined up for you. Today’s spotlight, session 3: APM Terminals ‘Safety Alongside'. Delivered by Ruth Gallagher, Global Head of HSE and Arun Kalam Senior HSE Lead, Terminals and Transportation, [...]

ICHCA Technical Panel: 8 Days to Go … Don’t miss out, register for the ICHCA Technical Panel Meeting today!

Only 8 Days to go!  … don’t miss the chance to attend our first open invitation ICHCA Technical Panel meeting on 28 October.  This is your opportunity to see the four world-class webinar sessions that we have lined up for you. Full Programme available from https://ichca.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/ICHCA-TECHNICAL-PANEL-Programme-28-October-2021.pdf We look forward to seeing you on the 28th.  To [...]

ICHCA Technical Panel: 9 Days to Go … Don’t miss out, register for the ICHCA Technical Panel Meeting today!

Only 9 Days to go!  … don’t miss the chance to attend our first open invitation ICHCA Technical Panel meeting on 28 October.  This is your opportunity to see the four world-class webinar sessions that we have lined up for you. Today’s spotlight, session 2: Imagine a world where incidents can be predicted and prevented.  Delivered by Steven Naylor, one of the UK Health and Safety Laboratory’s top s [...]

ICHCA Technical Panel: 10 Days to Go … Don’t miss out, register for the ICHCA Technical Panel Meeting today!

Only 10 Days to go!  … don’t miss the chance to attend our first open invitation ICHCA Technical Panel meeting on 28 October.  This is your opportunity to see the four world-class webinar sessions that we have lined up for you. Today’s spotlight, session 1: How to achieve safety culture excellence: now and tomorrow.  Delivered by Jennifer Webster, one of the UK Health and Safety Laboratory’s top s [...]

ICHCA Technical Panel: World-Class Speakers Announced – 28 October 2021 at 14:00 BST

The ICHCA Technical Panel meeting will be held on 28 October 2021 at 14:00 BST.  We are very excited to welcome four world-class speakers to the ICHCA Technical Panel Meeting.  We are delighted to announce this meeting is open to the ICHCA Technical Panel Members, ICHCA International Members and anyone else who would like to join the meeting. If you are interested in becoming a member of ICHCA, al [...]

Member Spotlight: GCT Deltaport goes the extra mile to support seafarers in quarantine.

We were pleased to hear this story about how a port took it upon themselves to show extra kindness to a vessel crew caught up in COVID quarantine.  Congratulations to GCT Deltaport for reminding us all of the importance of valuing people throughout the cargo handling supply chain. GCT Deltaport and Quarantine of Vessel alongside berth  After over a year of working through the pandemic, GCT Canada, [...]

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