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A UK Joint Meeting: with WISTA on “Building Your Brand” 10 July 2023 at 18:15 BST

WISTA will present a meeting on "Building Your Brand" at Quadrant Chambers, Quadrant House, 10 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1AU On Monday 10 July at 18:15 Learn how to use social media to build your own personal brand from Sarah Longden and Sue Terpilowski from WISTA UK The event will be held in person only, please register here  

Technology can drive port safety but staff training and buy-in are critical to safe working practices

Advances in technology, such as in drivers’ cabs has improved port worker safety substantially according to speakers on the port safety webinar jointly hosted by the International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA) and Port Technology International.   The webinar, entitled How to Innovate for Workplace Safety in Ports and Terminals discussed key issues around workforce safety. The industry figures speaking where in agreement that technological innovation must be accompanied with buy-in from all port users and stakeholders is critical to keep all users safe. ICHCA CEO Richard Steele told attendees that there had been 354 shore-based fatalities, including 349 port workers and 20 truckers globally since the year 2000. This made it essential for the cargo industry to keep on proactively searching for ways to improve health and safety; building on what has worked and looking for new ways to address risks. Steele commented: “The key thing that industry can [...]

Last chance to secure your spot for tomorrow’s FREE webinar!

  Join us tomorrow for a free webinar on How to Innovate for Workplace Safety in Ports and Terminals Join us tomorrow for a free webinar on How to Innovate for Workplace Safety in Ports and Terminals There are new approaches to safety using both high and low technology being employed by the cargo supply chain today, this roundtable webinar will look at what is available now, what is approaching and how you can innovate to succeed. Hear from terminal operators and workplace safety innovation providers on how to improve your safety performance through innovation. REGISTER HERE Wednesday, 28 June 2023 at 14:00 (BST) Explore with us the range and types of safety innovation available to make your organisation more sustainable and help your people go home from work in the same condition that they arrived. If you're unable to attend live you can still register and watch the webinar back in [...]

ICHCA Radar: Lashing system not sufficient for weather conditions

    We find or are sent a wide range of industry related learning and informative content that is not necessarily part of an immediate project but which we think will be of interest to members. Where these appear on our radar, we will share a summary of points of interest and provide links for members to find out more.   In this ICHCA Radar:  Dutch Safety Board: 5 April 2021, cargo vessel Eemslift Hendrika ran into difficulties in a storm. During the voyage, several azimuth thrusters (hold cargo) shifted, puncturing an anti-heeling tank and ballast water tanks. Water flowed from the ballast tanks into the cargo hold. A list developed. The crew were evacuated. The vessel continued on automatic pilot until propulsion cut out. A boat (deck cargo) was lost, taking a deck crane jib with it. The jib became stuck under the waterline, damaging the hull. The vessel [...]

What is on the agenda for the free webinar on Workplace Safety in Ports and Terminals?

  Do you know what is on the agenda for the FREE webinar on How to Innovate for Workplace Safety in Ports and Terminals?   This webinar will be a 60-minute webinar with a roundtable, presentation and Q&A session. Hear from terminal operators and workplace safety innovation providers on how to improve your safety performance through innovation.   What's on the agenda? Introduction - Mike Yarwood (Webinar Moderator) Why safety innovation matters The Terminal perspective on safety innovation How to make a successful safety innovation product and get it into the workplace Safety innovation round table Q&A - using polls to make it more interactive Summary and close   REGISTER HERE  Wednesday, 28 June 2023 at 14:00 (BST) We hope you can join us for this free educational webinar as to help get people home from work in the same condition that they arrived. Please feel free to share this [...]

Current Awareness Bulletin – for IMO themes and news – April 2023

  The latest edition of the Current Awareness Bulletin is attached. The Bulletin provides a monthly digest of news and publications focusing on subjects and themes related to the work of IMO with each edition presenting headlines from the previous month. Links to complete articles or abstracts on publishers' sites are included, although access may require payment or subscription. The Bulletin itself is free to download and to redistribute. CLICK HERE FOR THE CURRENT AWARENESS BULLETIN APRIL 2023   This edition along with the back catalogue is available at: https://www.imo.org/en/KnowledgeCentre/Pages/CurrentAwarenessBulletin-Default.aspx   The Current Awareness Bulletin is compiled by the IMO Maritime Knowledge Centre but is not an official IMO publication. Inclusion does not imply any endorsement by IMO.

ICHCA Members National Cargo Bureau and Exis Technologies unify as NCB

  In a significant move to strengthen their commitment to safety and compliance in cargo transportation, National Cargo Bureau (NCB) and Exis Technologies have unified under the brand, NCB. This newly combined global organisation aims to leverage more than a century of collective expertise, experience, and technological innovation to enhance safety of life and cargo at sea.   The decision to rebrand globally represents a strategic alignment of the not-for-profit organization, National Cargo Bureau, with Exis Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for dangerous goods management. The unified organisation signifies a shared commitment to innovation and technological advancement. By consolidating their strengths, NCB is better positioned to offer industry wide solutions and achieve its mission of promoting safety and compliance in cargo transportation on a global scale. Ian Lennard, President of NCB said: “This is an exciting time for the organisation, NCB is the perfect combination of expertise and [...]

See you there! … Safety Village at TOC Europe 13-15 June 2023

  Join us at TOC Europe 2023 for a range of workshops and discussions focused on safety issues in ports and terminals. We are once again teaming up with TT Club and TOC to bring you the Safety Village at TOC Europe this June. Last year, we asked you to let us know what safety issues kept you awake at night, and we're excited to launch our full programme of workshops dedicated to what you told us!   Day 1 13th June Session 1 (10:00-12:00) Reducing single-person incidents in ports & terminals Session 2 (14:00-16:00) Mitigating the risk of fires: containers, RoRo and batteries   Day 2 14th June Session 1 (10:00-12:00) Preventing machine pedestrian collisions Session 2 (14:00-16:00) Safe lifting, handling and stacking of cargo   Day 3 15th June Session 1 (10:00-12:00) Managing confined spaces and working at height This is your place to submit your greatest safety [...]

Speaking on Innovate for Workplace Safety in Ports and Terminals

  Introducing the speakers for the FREE webinar on How to Innovate for Workplace Safety in Ports and Terminals.   Hear from terminal operators and workplace safety innovation providers on how to improve your safety performance through innovation. REGISTER HERE Wednesday, 28 June 2023 at 14:00 (BST) We hope you can join us for this free educational webinar as to help get people home from work in the same condition that they arrived. Please feel free to share this with any colleagues you feel would benefit from attending this webinar.

Review of Videos from the TT Club Innovation in Safety Awards 2022

    It is our pleasure to bring you a recap of all of the videos from the 2022 Innovation in Safety Awards! Please select the links below to watch!   Keynote speech by Mr Morten Engelstoft. Introduction to the Award by Richard Steele. The TT Club and the Innovation in Safety Awards by Peregrine Storrs-Fox Panel 1: Managing personal injury and machine/pedestrian interface risks with: DP World, Rombit and ICHCA. Panel 2: Reducing damage in carriage of cargos and containers with: Safetytech Accelerator, ConexBird and TT Club. FINALIST - Existec Hazcheck Detect FINALIST - Intermodal Telematics Ltd’s Temperature Alert System WINNER!  - APMT Vessel Inspection Tool APMT accepting the award    

Safety Innovator Interview: Arnaud Garcia, Adveez

  At TOC Europe next week, we’ll be doing just that. Welcoming the industry’s innovative solution providers to present and discuss the safety and security concerns that are keeping our industry awake at night. One innovative solution provider, and entrant to this year’s TT Club Innovation in Safety Award is Adveez, which has developed software to monitor and manage the fleet of vehicles during operation. Here, Arnaud Garcia, Business Development Manager at Adveez, talks about their fleet management tool and the industry’s approach to innovation. “[We] ensure that each vehicle acting on the terminal and working on the terminal is driven by the right person - because we have an access control technology embedded – and it's driven the right way. We try to avoid incidents, so we display a lot of data on driving behavior. These kind of celebrations and events are really important to promote such a positive [...]

Free Introduction to the CTU Code on-line course

  ICHCA member NCB Hazcheck (Exis Technologies) has developed an Introduction to the CTU Code on-line course which aims to familiarise anyone new to or looking for a refresher on the principles of the Code of Practice (CTU Code) for packing of cargo transport units (CTUs). The course is available for FREE....CLICK HERE It provides an overview of the Code’s development and objectives as well as direct links to the electronic version of the CTU Code. It also highlights how you can swiftly navigate to key sections in accordance with your day-to-day role and responsibilities and how the Code helps to support training in packing and securing cargo into/onto CTUs. The course comprises: • an introduction to the Code of Practice and outline to the course learning objectives • an outline of the key contributors to the CTU Code and background on its development • an overview of the regulatory [...]

ICHCA FREE WEBINAR: How to Innovate for Workplace Safety in Ports and Terminals – 28 June 2023 at 14:00 BST

  Presented by ICHCA in partnership with Port Technology International   We are delighted to invite you to join us for a FREE webinar where you will hear from terminal operators and workplace safety innovation providers on how to improve your safety performance through innovation. There are new approaches to safety using both high and low technology being employed by the cargo supply chain today, this roundtable webinar will look at what is available now, what is approaching and how you can innovate to succeed. Explore with us the range and types of safety innovation available to make your organisation more sustainable and help your people go home from work in the same condition that they arrived. Benefits of attending: • What it takes to make that safety leap forward a success • How to bring people along with you and your innovation in safety • What safety innovation can [...]

Safety Innovator Interview: Chris Clark, CCO for CakeBoxx Technologies

   In the run up to TOC Europe, we’re profiling companies that are working to develop innovative solutions to improve safety and security in the global supply chain. Next, we hear from Chris Clark, CCO for CakeBoxx Technologies, who joined us to celebrate the TT Club Innovation in Safety Award in February. A previous entrant to the award, CakeBoxx Technologies has developed an innovative approach to containerised transport that seeks to change the way cargo is inspected and accessed by removing the need for doors. “I think it's important for innovation to be put at the forefront of all companies, and companies should be aware of what's happening in the industry and be ready to embrace those changes and see how they integrate with their operations and the solutions that they produce.” Click here for the full interview If you or colleagues are attending TOC Europe we would be thrilled [...]

A UK Joint Meeting: Pilotage and Casualties, 08 June 2023 18:00 – 22:00 BST, London

Finding practical ways to prevent casualties arising from pilotage:   • How can crew be encouraged to challenge the pilot should the need arise? • A pilot’s perspective: what are the key ingredients for safe and efficient pilotage? • What have been the outcomes when pilotage cases have gone to court?   Chair: Steve Cameron AFNI - Cameron Maritime Resources Speakers: Petar Modev – Head of Ship Inspections, UK P&I Club Captain Christopher F Hoyle – Vice-Chair, UKMPA Technical & Training Committee Captain Peter McArthur FNI – Marine Technical Consultant Andrew Bell FNI – Master Mariner & Marine Casualty Investigator The event will be held in person and online, please register here Venue: Thomas Miller Office, 90 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4ST, UK

Current Awareness Bulletin – for IMO themes and news – March 2023

  The latest edition of the Current Awareness Bulletin is attached. The Bulletin provides a monthly digest of news and publications focusing on subjects and themes related to the work of IMO with each edition presenting headlines from the previous month. Links to complete articles or abstracts on publishers' sites are included, although access may require payment or subscription. The Bulletin itself is free to download and to redistribute. CLICK HERE FOR THE CURRENT AWARENESS BULLETIN MARCH 2023   This edition along with the back catalogue is available at: https://www.imo.org/en/KnowledgeCentre/Pages/CurrentAwarenessBulletin-Default.aspx   The Current Awareness Bulletin is compiled by the IMO Maritime Knowledge Centre but is not an official IMO publication. Inclusion does not imply any endorsement by IMO.

Safety Innovator Interview: Michiel Gunsing, Founder at GBMS

    In February this year, we celebrated the cargo handling industry’s best safety innovations at the TT Club Innovation in Safety Award!   Now, we have our sights set on TOC Europe and the Safety Village, where we will be running safety workshops and welcoming those working to make the industry safer and more secure to profile their innovations and ideas! In the run up to TOC, let’s hear from some of our industry’s leading innovators speaking about their technology and the importance of innovating for a safer supply chain. Starting with: Michiel Gunsing, Founder at GBMS. GBMS has developed the SensoriumC system, which evaluates racking loads, corner post loads, lashing tension and many more parameters in real-time to keep the crew onboard informed at all times. “The Safety Village and Safety Awards are very helpful to announce to the public what’s happening in safety development. For us, it’s [...]

ICHCA Radar: Investigation report into fertiliser chemical reaction onboard MV Purple Beach

    We find or are sent a wide range of industry related learning and informative content that is not necessarily part of an immediate project but which we think will be of interest to members. Where these appear on our radar, we will share a summary of points of interest and provide links for members to find out more.   In this ICHCA Radar we spotlight a report published by The German Federal Bureau of Maritime Casualty Investigation into the serious marine casualty caused by a chemical reaction within a fertiliser load onboard the vessel Purple Beach in 2015. Thankfully there was no loss of life, injuries or pollution, however the vessel was ultimately scrapped as a result of this incident. Click here for full radar      ICHCA makes no claim on the content of this report and is not responsible for the accuracy of or views expressed [...]

Member Benefit: Free delegate places at Black and Caspian Sea Ports & Shipping 2023, 4 to 6 July, Istanbul, Turkey

We are delighted to announce the next conference in our new-for-2023 ICHCA member benefit, in partnership with Transport Events.   We have secured the exciting opportunity for up to 10 ICHCA Member delegates to attend each of Transport Events conferences in 2023. To connect international trade and investment between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea trade corridor, the market leading Black and Caspian Sea Ports & Shipping 2023 Exhibition and Conference taking place at the luxurious 5 star DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Istanbul, Türkiye from Tuesday 4 to Thursday 6 July. A two days Conference Programme will feature 30 world-class transport and logistics conference speakers addressing topical issues and challenges covering global and regional trade and investment attended by a gathering of more than 300 senior government officials, industry principals, academics, senior executive harbour masters, harbour engineers, port engineers, maintenance supervisors and procurement decision makers together with the region’s leading [...]

ICHCA Radar: Fire! A guide to the causes and prevention of cargo fires – published by the Swedish Club

    We find or are sent a wide range of industry related learning and informative content that is not necessarily part of an immediate project but which we think will be of interest to members. Where these appear on our radar, we will share a summary of points of interest and provide links for members to find out more.   In this ICHCA Radar we spotlight a report published by the Swedish Club which addresses vessel fire statistics, self-heating principles and other causes of fires and explosions.  The guide considers specific self-heating cargos and controls including material and case studies on: bulk coal, bulk direct reduced iron, charcoal, metal powder and turnings, seed cake, reactive solids, biomass, fertilisers, batteries and reactive liquids   Click here for full radar      ICHCA makes no claim on the content of this report and is not responsible for the accuracy of or [...]

ICHCA Radar: Report on natural hazard risk to global port infrastructure published in ‘Nature’

    ICHCA finds or is sent a wide range of industry related learning and informative content that is not necessarily part of an immediate workstream but which we think will be of interest to members. Where these appear on our radar, we will share a summary of points of interest and provide links for members to find out more.   In this ICHCA Radar we spotlight a report published in Nature addressing the natural hazard risk to global port infrastructure from multiple natural hazards. It looks at 50 ports and quantifies the risk of cyclone, fluvial, pluvial, coastal and earthquake hazards to physical assets and services (port-specific risk) and maritime trade flows (trade risk), finding that 86% of the ports considered are exposed to more than three natural hazards.   For full Radar details, Click Here   ICHCA makes no claim on the content of this report and is [...]

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