The International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association (ICHCA) has launched a safety award, sponsored by TT Club, which highlights innovation in improving safety standards in cargo logistics around the world.
Kitack Lim, Secretary General, International Maritime Organization (IMO) will present the winner of the award during ICHCA International Conference on ‘Bigger Ships, Greater Challenges’ as well as open keynote at the conference on March, 1 2016.
Mr Lim, called for strengthened partnerships between all stakeholders to ensure the safety, security and sustainability of shipping.
ICHCA International and TT Club are both set to commit to risk reduction throughout the supply chain industry and, in particular safety, within cargo handling operations.
David Bendall, Chairman of ICHCA International said: “The world’s supply chains are becoming ever-more complex and developing rapidly in new locations.
“The demands on our cargo handling infrastructure and operations are increasing and safety above all must not be compromised.
“We are keen therefore that participation in our initiative be industry wide. The award is open to all those – an individual, team or company – involved in cargo logistics.”
Entrants must show that a product, idea, solution, process, scheme or other innovation has resulted in a demonstrable improvement to safety, supported by empirical evidence to establish enhanced safety in a defined situation..
Peregrine Storrs-Fox, Risk Management Director at TT Club, said: “TT Club has always emphasised the critical nature of loss prevention in its role as a primary supplier of liability and property insurance to the supply chain industry.
“We have worked closely with ICHCA for a number of years in producing safety advisory documents and urge sound practice wherever and whenever possible. We look forward to the wealth of safety innovation that will be encouraged by this Award.”