May 2022

The Voice of Cargo Handling

Lifting and Safety in Ports and Maritime

Dear Subscriber...

Welcome to the May 2022 ICHCA Insights Newsletter.

In this issue we begin the countdown to our ICHCA Technical Panel on 19 May with a range of international guest speakers looking at workplace culture, safety and leading-edge technology. There is still time to register to attend and receive updates by contacting secretariat@ichca.com. We also include our member survey findings on the 18 features particularly valued by users of safety software and applications. We have an on-going Member consultation with the ICHCA Technical Panel on draft Technical Guidance for Ammonium Nitrate Fire Risk on board ships. We briefly report on the 105th session of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee, announce our attendance at TOC Europe in June and spotlight our Safety Alerts programme. Finally there is a chance to focus on the latest “Inside ICHCA Australia” newsletter from our ICHCA Australia Chapter.

Let’s keep raising safety standards together!
Richard Steele
CEO, ICHCA International
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1. ICHCA Technical panel and Webinar - 19 May 14:00 BST - Book now!
2. Features of safety related Apps
3. Ammonium Nitrate Guidance Consultation
4. International Maritime Organisation Maritime Safety Committee 105
5. ICHCA at TOC Europe – June 2022
6. Safety Alerts
7. ICHCA Australia latest edition

1. ICHCA Technical Panel Webinar - 19 May 14:00 BST - Book Now!

19 May ITP Book Now!
We are excitedly looking forward to our Technical Panel and Webinar next week. In the spirit of openness, sharing learning and improving communication the ICHCA Technical Panel Meeting as well as the Webinar is also open to non-members. We welcome participation from anyone interested in raising health and safety standards in the cargo handling industry.

This is your opportunity to see three leading edge webinar sessions that we have lined up for you.
Be More Than a Bystander - learn how individuals can take responsibility for respectful interactions to help employers and employees enhance health and safety in workplaces. How Video Analytics can make ports safer – learn how Port of Virginia, working with its workforce and unions, delivered measurable improvements in safety. Breakthrough & Emerging AI Technologies - learn how cutting-edge AI trends in autonomous risk management and critical technologies are impacting the bottom line and reducing insurance costs across the supply chain.
Book your place now by e-mail to secretariat@ichca.com

2. Features of Safety Related Apps

Examples of Valued Features in Safety Related Applications Used by Cargo Handlers 13 April 2022
ICHCA is an active member of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Informal Working Group on the Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units. One of this group’s workstreams is the potential development of a CTU Code App. We were asked to survey members for cases studies of cargo handling safety related applications.

Understanding functions and features valued by users in existing applications could then feed into design considerations of a future CTU Code app. ICHCA members were asked “If you are using an App for a safety-related activity please share your experience and insight”. Our member update summarises the findings from four application case studies. It shows some of the user identified benefits for each. The paper concludes with 18 features that were particularly valued by users such as: ease of input, accepts photos, no network connection required universally accessible, one set of simplified questions for standardised working, real-time reporting, analytics/dashboards. These criteria are also presented in a more detailed checklist.

3. Ammonium Nitrate Guidance Consultation

We recently began a Member consultation with the ICHCA Technical Panel on draft Technical Guidance for Ammonium Nitrate Fire Risk on board ships. If approved, this will be released to members as a new ICHCA publication.

The document is submitted by the ICHCA Dangerous Goods Working group. This document could also form the basis of a submission to the IMO Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers. If you are not a member of the Technical Panel but are interested in this topic and would like to know more, please contact secretariat@ichca.com

4. International Maritime Organisation Maritime Safety Committee 105

IMO HQ London
The 105th session of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) was held remotely from 20 to 29 April 2022, chaired by Mrs. Mayte Medina (United States). The session was attended by Members and Associate Members; representatives from the United Nations and specialized agencies; observers from intergovernmental organizations with agreements of cooperation; and observers from non-governmental organizations.

ICHCA was, of course, also present and engaged. At the time of writing, the draft report of the meeting is still under review by delegates but will be published shortly (the deadline for review and comment was yesterday 11 May). We can report however, that the submissions made by ICHCA in partnership with a number of entities at the IMO Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers last September were approved by MSC. More to follow when the report is finalised.

5. ICHCA at TOC Europe - June 2022

We are partnering with member and industry leading transport and logistics insurer TT Club to host a dedicated safety presence at TOC Europe 14-16 June 2022. Our focus will be on safety, security and sustainability.

Together we run the TT Club Innovation in Safety Award celebrating the leading innovators in safety solutions, and some of this year’s entrants will also be exhibiting at TOC. We will be there on 15 and 16 June . If you are already booked to attend or thinking of doing so, please get in touch via secretariat@ichca.com and we can make a point of meeting as many of you as we can. More details to follow shortly.

6. Safety Alerts

We continue to promote learning from incidents around the globe. Where accidents have happened, a core part of our mission is to make members aware of them so that you can prevent recurrence.

You can find them all on our web site at: https://ichca.com/safety-alerts. We need these lessons to be learned fast, once and to stay learned. This month we also commended the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch Digest 1/2022 report https://ichca.com/uk-marine-accident-investigation-branch-safety-digest-1-2022-published to members and non-members alike. This includes 16 merchant vessel incident investigations including mechanical, navigational and manoeuvring failures. It also includes a thought-piece on the importance of cultural and interpersonal competence raising challenges about communication, coordination, collaboration and empathy; something that is important throughout the cargo supply chain.

7. ICHCA Australia - Latest Edition

The latest edition of Inside ICHCA Australia is a now available to view. Please click below to read more

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