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Packing roadshow in Harwich

[ May 12, 2014   //   ]

ICHCA International , the NGO association for the global cargo handling industry, will host a CTU (containerised transport unit) Packing Roadshow at Harwich International Cruise Terminal on 3 June. The one-day event will provide practical education on the new IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for the Packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTUs), due for release later this year.
Developed jointly by the International Maritime Organization , International Labour Organization and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe , the new Code of Practice will be far more comprehensive than the original 1997 packing guidelines from the three influential organisations and applies to all types of cargo moving in containers, trailers, swap bodies and railcars
Part of ICHCA’s “Pack It In!” campaign to promote safe packing of CTUs, the Packing Roadshow has been launched to provide practical education and advice on the contents of the new Code, its impact, and how the new guidelines can be adopted into supply chain operations. The Harwich edition will include talks by an expert panel of speakers and professionals from across the cargo chain, including Bill Brassington, owner of ETS Consulting and consultant for editing the new Code; Don Armour, Policy Advisor at the Freight Transport Association ; Peregrine Storrs-Fox, Risk Management Director of TT Club ; Ken Burgess, Director of Exis Technologies Ltd ; and David Parrin, Senior CKC Advisor to Cordstrap BV . Brainstorming workgroups during the day will also address key questions around disseminating the Code and training and educating packers. All Roadshow attendees will also receive a free copy of the CTUpack e-learning course  from EXIS Technologies, developed in partnership with the TT Club.
For the full programme and list of participating speakers, plus online booking, visit .

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