Technical Panel

ICHCA’s Technical Panel represents a formidable body of expertise in cargo handling safety, legislation and operational best practice.

The Panel brings together experienced practitioners, legislators, consultants and other interested parties to debate and develop good practice in cargo handling worldwide.

What ICHCA’s Technical Panel does

  • Meets twice a year in various global locations
  • Discusses key industry challenges and shares information
  • Agrees initiatives and positions
  • Authors publications and guidelines
  • Plays a crucial role in ICHCA’s liason and lobbying work at IMO & other bodies

How ICHCA Members can get involved

  • Reports, documents and presentations from Technical Panel Meetings are available to ICHCA Members in the Members Area
  • Members are welcome to attend Technical Panel Meetings as observers
  • Members can apply to become a Member of the Technical Panel by writing to

Upcoming meetings

Technical Panel Executive Members


Bill Brassington
ETS Consulting

Deputy Chairman
& Chairman, Digital & Innovation WG

Stephan Stiehler
Independent Consultant
Stiehler Consulting

Deputy Chairman & Chairman, Straddle Carrier Safety WG

Cedric Rousseau
QSSE Terminals Manager

Head of ICHCA International

Capt. Richard Brough O.B.E.
Brough Marine Ltd

Chairman, Dangerous Goods WG

Les Richings
Managing Director
LRT Ltd Dangerous Goods Consultancy and Training

Chairman, Dry Bulk Cargoes WG

Javier Quintero Saavedra
Head of HSE of Terminales
Maritimos de Galicia