Shipping ammonium nitrate safely

Global cargo handling association ICHCA International (ICHCA) has produced a whitepaper, Ammonium Nitrate Fire Risk on Board Ships. It outlines best practice on management of risk on vessels of the chemical’s peculiar reactions to heat and subsequent conflagration, as well as the nature of its decomposition which require precise specifications of vessel equipment and handling equipment. [+]

Chemical group endorses safety white paper

The International Chemical Transport Association (ICTA) has joined other industry stakeholders in endorsing the guidelines contained in the White Paper, ‘Safety Guidance for Dangerous Goods Storage and Handling Facilities’ published by a number of industry bodies in December last year. Richard Steele, CEO of ICHCA – which helped produce the paper ... [+]

New chief for cargo handling body

The International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA) has appointed Richard Steele as its new head of ICHCA International, taking over from Richard Brough from 1 July. He is a safety and skills professional and has been involved in the ports industry for over 21 years.  He is currently the Chief Executive ... [+]

Port safety under scrutiny

ICHCA (International Cargo Handling Coordination Association) and HSE's Science and Research Centre are hosting a collaborative workshop to develop a new industry-wide strategy to improve safety across the port sector. This one day facilitated workshop, which will take place on 7 April at HSE's Science and Research Centre in Buxton, will form part of a larger ICHCA health and safety convention that includes the biannual meeting of the organization's Technical Panel on 8 April. Chairman of ICHCA International, John Beckett said that while there had been ... [+]

Cargo handlers publish safety paper

Insurers the TT Club, the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEM) and cargo handling organisation ICHCA have produced an information paper on preventing collisions at ports and terminals. They say that there is increasing amount of non-contact technology that can dramatically improve equipment safety and reduce risk associated with container handling. However, many of these are ... [+]

Dockers join cargo handling group ICHCA

The International Transport Workers’ Federation dockers’ section has joined the International Cargo Handling and Coordinating Association (ICHCA) to advance the rights and safety of workers globally. An ITF delegation recently attended ICHCA’s International 20/20 Cargo Vision Conference and Exhibition led by Steve Biggs from Unite the Union and Bob Dhaliwhal ... [+]

ICHCA sets up dangerous goods group

Cargo handling group ICHCA International is to set up working groups on Dangerous Goods, Digital & Innovation and Straddle Carrier Safety. The new groups will form part of the recently-renamed ICHCA Technical Panel (ITP), which next meets for on 18 April in The Hague, Netherlands. [+]

Industry calls for action on container packing

The Global Shippers Forum (GSF), ICHCA International, TT Club and World Shipping Council (WSC) called for government backing for the International Maritome Organisation (IMO)’s code of practice for container packing at London International Shipping Week in September. GSF secretary general, Chris Welsh, told a meeting held at the IMO: "Our coalition epitomises the depth ... [+]

Safety award open for submissions

ICHCA International is inviting submissions for the second TT Club Innovation in Safety Award from anyone involved in cargo logistics who can show a demonstrable improvement to safety The goal of the Award is equally to champion and celebrate the many companies and individuals around the world who are 100% dedicated ... [+]

Bad packing the culprit in two thirds of cargo damage

About two thirds of damages to cargo result from poorly packed, blocked or secured cargo in containers and trailers, said a group of cargo expert ahead of European Shipping Week in Brussels from 27 February. Global Shippers Forum (GSF); the cargo handling group ICHCA, liner shipping organisation World Shipping Council (WSC)and ... [+]

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