Shipper chief to join cargo handlers board

Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) secretary-general Chris Welsh has been invited to join the International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA) board. GSF itself joined ICHCA in 2012 to promote cooperation between shippers and the international cargo handling community and to enhance safety standards in the maritime supply chain. Mr Welsh said the two organisations had already worked together in developing a compromise proposal for the new verified gross mass regulation. [+]

Coming, ready or not: VGM

The International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCAd the International Maritime Organisation have IMO issued a circular letter warning the industry of a mistaken belief that the  container verified gross mass (VGM) regulations have been deferred for three months until 1 October. The confusion has arisen because IMO has stated that ... [+]

Container weighing rules will be ‘zero tolerance’

Don’t believe rumours about ‘tolerance’ in the new SOLAS rules on verified gross mass for containers, speakers told a seminar at the recent Multimodal conference. Containers which are already at sea on 1 July and need transhipment are the only deepsea boxes that will not be subject to the rules, said ... [+]

New ICHCA award for safety innovation

Cargo handling industry body ICHCA has launched and award to highlight innovation in improving safety standards, with sponsorship by the TT Club. The winner and the highly recommended entrant will be made by new IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim at a special reception during ICHCA International Conference on “Bigger Ships, ... [+]

Container weighing: your questions answered

The World Shipping Council (WSC), the TT Club, the International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA), and the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) have published some frequently asked questions on the new container weighing regulations that come into effect on 1 July 2016. The amendments to the SOLAS (Safety of Life at ... [+]

Container weight seminar

ICHCA International will hold a one-day seminar entitled: ‘Container Weight Verification: Regulation to Implementation’ in London on 11 September to discuss how the new IMO rules can be implemented and enforced with minimum disruption to container logistics chains. Hosted at the London offices of international law firm Holman Fenwick Willan ... [+]

Experts warn of container-weight chaos

One in ten containers have wrongly declared weights according to a recent survey, cargo handling expert Captain Richard Brough told a seminar at the Multimodal exhibition in Birmingham on 30 April. Captain Brough, who is technical and administration director of the International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA), said that in ... [+]

Container packing workshop in Hull – 17 February

ICHCA International, the association for the global cargo handling industry, will host a workshop on the new regulations for packing of containers at ABP Hull, Riverside House, HU9 5PQ on 17 February. Like the similar event held in Harwich last year, the one-day event will provide a practical education on ... [+]

IMO adopts weighing and packing measures – but now the hard work begins

Insurers the TT Club have welcomed the adoption by the International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee of the amendment to SOLAS (the Convention for Safety of Life at Sea) on verification of gross mass for containers, toll become mandatory in July 2016. However, it says, much work remains to be done ... [+]

Safe packing seminars

ICHCA Internationa and BIFA are hosting a series of practical seminars on the new IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for the Packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTUs) on 21-30 October. The half-day events will be in Hull, Grimsby, West Yorkshire and Tees will focus on the new Code’s contents, its potential ... [+]

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