G2 Ocean joins ICHCA to enhance safety for seafarers

G2 Ocean joins ICHCA to enhance safety for seafarers

G2 Ocean, a bulk shipping company, has joined the International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA)’s wide network to improve safety for both shore-side and sea-going workers.

In pursuing its primary mission to improve the safe working environment of all those handling cargo throughout the international maritime supply chain, ICHCA encourages all infrastructure owners and operators to engage in constructive dialogue. 

Richard Steele, ICHCA’s CEO, stated: “Once more the addition of a member to ICHCA which has an avowed commitment to safety and is proactively investigating the mechanics of day-to-day improvements is cause for celebration.

“The fact that the additional member is a vessel owner of such size and influence in major maritime commodity trades is more reason for approbation.”

G2 Ocean was launched in 2017 by two open hatch vessel owners, Gearbulk and the Grieg Maritime Group.

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In commenting on his organisation’s move, Phil Curran, Managing Director of Operations at G2 Ocean said: “Our aim is to be a safety leader within the open hatch vessel segment. We are committed to achieving zero incidents in our operations. 

“This will require close collaboration with all our stakeholders, including stevedoring companies and terminals.

“We view our membership of ICHCA as an opportunity to seek and share insights on safety. Together, we can create safer working conditions for crew and stevedores in all the ports where we operate.”

ICHCA’s main goal, according to the organisation, is to extend its collective competence, ensuring both the broadest possible knowledge of safety risks in all parts of cargo handling and providing a forum for focused effort to find common solutions.

Steele added: “G2 Ocean’s accession to such a group of like minded enterprises has to be good news for our achievement of such goals.”

In February 2023, terminal operator, Husky Terminal and Stevedoring, became a member of ICHCA.

In June 2023, a recent webinar by ICHCA and Port Technology International (PTI) highlighted how advancements in technology have played a significant role in improving port worker safety.

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