ICHCA Brings Onboard Seven New Members
ICHCA, the global not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the safety, productivity and efficiency of cargo handling and movement worldwide, has announced seven new association members in 2018.
New members include the National Maritime Safety Association (NMSA), Marine Transport International, Phoenix Terminal Solutions, Les Richings, Yilport, Peel Ports and Yardeye.
Two of the new members are technology companies working to advance safety across multiple areas of the maritime supply chain.
Yardeye focuses on automation and safety solutions for container terminals and intermodal yards by implementing radar and RFID to increase safety and efficiency in container terminals.
Digital supply chain engineering company Marine Transport International (MTI) develops software applications underpinned with Blockchain technology for ports and terminals.
Read a technical paper about MTI’s proof of concept papers on blockchain-based solutions in the maritime industry by Karim Jabbar, Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, and Deanna MacDonald, CEO, Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration, Copenhagen
Also joining is Peel Ports, which operates seven seaports in the UK, and Phoenix Terminal Solutions, a lighting manufacturer which serves container, intermodal and bulk terminals.
Further support will also come from Les Richings, Director of the dangerous goods training and consultancy company LRT.
Involved in the transport of dangerous goods for over 25 years, Richings’ company has conducted training or consultancy work for a number of organizations.
He is an active member of the Department for Transport Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and Secretary of the Dangerous Goods Training Advisory Panel (TAP).
Yilport Holding Gemport Terminal will also bring operational experience to ICHCA.
The marine terminal, located in the Bursa Gemlik region in Turkey, is one of 20 operated by Yilport Holding globally, in addition to its six dry terminals.
Yilport’s Mark Wootton, Chief Information Officer, and Cem Goktas, Director of Global Logistics Center, have published a new technical paper called ‘Yilport Terminals: Global Logistics Center Integrates Business’
The National Maritime Safety Association (NMSA) is a representative of the marine cargo handling industry in the US and Canada in safety and health matters.
It provides advice on safety in marine cargo handling operations to regulatory agencies.
In a statement, ICHCA International said they are confident that each new member will further strengthen the NGO and allow it to achieve its aims in 2018.
As an NGO, ICHCA is able to represent its members and the cargo handling industry at large, in front of national and international agencies and regulatory bodies.
It also facilitates a Technical Panel, which provides best practice advice and develops publications on a wide range of practical cargo handling issues.
John Beckett, Incoming Chairman of ICHCA International, said: “I am delighted to welcome our new Members and I look forward to meeting and working with them to achieve ICHCA’s aims as voice of the global cargo handling industry.
“Having been elected as the new Chairman of this influential and important organization following ICHCA’s 65th-anniversary conference in 2017, I look forward to steering ICHCA going forward and watching our Membership figure rise as we build our standing worldwide.”