March 2022

The Voice of Cargo Handling


Dear Subscriber...

Welcome to the March 2022 ICHCA Insights Newsletter.

We were delighted to be part of the TT Club Innovation in Safety Award Virtual Ceremony on 22 February 2022. If you could not be there on the day, follow the story on our web site to discover which of the record-breaking number of entries was crowned the winner! We also announced that the Cargo Integrity Group which exists to facilitate the proper packing, transport and unpacking of cargo transport units, including freight containers has expanded its knowledge base and influence by welcoming new partners BIC and FIATA. We have also seen several new safety alerts added to our site, taking real-world learning and giving you the opportunity to learn. Make a note in your diary for the next ICHCA Technical Panel on 19 May 2022. Finally, we are delighted to welcome a new member to the ICHCA community and you can meet them below.

Let’s keep raising safety standards together!
Richard Steele
CEO, ICHCA International
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1. Virtual Presentation Ceremony Celebrates the Winners of TT Club Innovation in Safety Award
2. BIC and FIATA join Cargo Integrity Group
3. Safety Alerts
4. ICHCA Technical Panel – Save The Date – 19 May 2022
5. New Member

1. Virtual Presentation Ceremony Celebrates the Winners of TT Club Innovation in Safety Award

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From a record number of over thirty entries VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S was announced the winner for its innovative HydroPen system designed to fight onboard container fires. Both PSA International and Cargotec Sweden AB were highly commended.

The ICHCA International and TT Club collaboration once more recognised the crucial role played by organisations across the world in constantly searching for better solutions to the challenges of improved safety in the cargo handing industry. While the three short-listed entries, and particularly the eventual winner VIKING, were to be congratulated, the efforts of all the organisations that provided details of their innovations are to be admired.
Click below to read more, or access the full video!

2. BIC and FIATA join Cargo Integrity Group

The original five partners of the Cargo Integrity Group are excited to welcome the Bureau International des Containers (BIC) and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA), strengthening the group in its efforts to improve safety in the global supply chain.

The Cargo Integrity Group brings together international freight transport and cargo handling organisations with different roles in the supply chain and a shared dedication to improving safety, security and environmental performance throughout the logistics supply chain.

3. Safety Alerts

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ICHCA International is committed to helping industry to learn lessons fast, learn them once and make sure that they stay learnt.

The information in our safety alerts is intended to provide all organisations in the cargo supply chain with the opportunity to consider the events and to review and adapt their own health and RoRo safety control measures. We are grateful to all those who provide these alerts and acknowledge their commitment to sharing learning to benefit others. This month we spotlight recent alerts on: Abrasive Blasting, RoRo Operations, Falling Objects/Working Overhead and Lashing Bar Tongues separating from the lashing bar.

4. ICHCA Technical Panel - Save The Date – 19 May 2022

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The next ICHCA Technical Panel meeting will be held on 19 May 2022. Further details will be released nearer the time.

If you are interested in becoming a member of ICHCA, already an ICHCA member and would like to also join the ICHCA Technical panel or simply want to engage with key matters of health and safety in our industry, why not join us on the 19 May to understand the important issues being discussed? Come along and learn more about what we can achieve together, we look forward to welcoming you.

5. New Member - Port Of Virginia

Welcome to Port of Virginia, whose network of terminals processes up to 4,000,000 containers on an annual basis. Port of Virginia handles everything from ultra large container vessels arriving from across the Atlantic, inland barge service traveling up the James River, to their #1 position in rail volume on the East Coast. We are excited to have you as part of our community.

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