September 2021


Dear Subscriber...

Welcome to the new look ICHCA Insights newsletter. We recognise that your time is at a premium and ICHCA Insights will provide your ICHCA activity update in a more frequent, manageable, monthly digest. We are keen to hear from you about what is going on in your business when it comes to health and safety. A vital part of what we do is to leverage hard-won practical experience, knowledge and understanding, so that the industry can learn fast and learn once. We are making cargo handling safer together.

Of course, you can always visit the ICHCA Website www.ichca.com or contact us directly on secretariat@ichca.com for more information about any of the features. We will still be able to address more detailed content through member information papers. If you have an in-depth article or subject that you would like to cover, get in touch. We learn best, collectively.
Richard Steele
CEO, ICHCA International
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  1. ICHCA invites submissions for 2021 TT Club Innovation in Safety Award.
  2. CTU Code Quick Guide now available in all six official IMO languages, plus Italian.
  3. ICHCA and TOC Agreement on Enhanced Industry Communication.
  4. Member Benefit Spotlight: Technical Advisory Service.

1. ICHCA Invites Submissions for 2021 TT Club Innovation in Safety Award


ICHCA International has opened 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 demands on cargo handling infrastructure and operations worldwide.

2. CTU Quick Guide Now Available in all Six Official IMO Languages, Plus Italian

All CTU Guide Covers

In striving for greater awareness and usage of the CTU Code in order to improve safety in the intermodal supply chain, the Cargo Integrity Group (CIG) has published its Quick Guide to the Code, and its accompanying Container Packing Checklist, in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, and Italian.

The five organisations that are collaborating in CIG are dedicated to achieving greater levels of safety, security and environmental performance within containerised global trade. The production of a Quick Guide to the IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTU Code), along with a Checklist of actions required of those packing cargo in freight containers, is pivotal to achieving safe and secure transport.

3. ICHCA and TOC Agreement on Enhanced Industry Communication


ICHCA International, the global cargo handling association and leading event organiser serving the port and terminals sector, TOC Events have finalised an agreement aimed at greater communication and interaction within the industry in the post-pandemic era.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been welcomed by both parties as a
framework to pursue cooperative projects of mutual interest specific to the dissemination
of knowledge, best practice, analysis and commentary on the challenges and issues facing
the global cargo handling community.

4. Membership Benefit Spotlight: Technical Advisory Service

Technical Advisory Service - Member Benefit Spotlight

Members benefit from ICHCA’s unique Technical Advisory service, providing you with a trusted source of information on cargo handling practice, policy and regulations tailored to your specific request.

Examples of previous advice include; digital and innovation, dangerous goods, straddle carrier safety, incident benchmarking, and container weighing.

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