ICHCA International, the global cargo handling NGO association, has opened the 2nd TT Club Innovation in Safety Award which aims to highlight the importance of safety at a time of increased operational demands on cargo handling infrastructure and operations worldwide.
The goal of the Award is equally to champion and celebrate the many companies and individuals around the world who are dedicated to ‘making it safe’ every day, and to acknowledge and foster innovation to improve safety in cargo operations and logistics.
The inaugural Award was won last year by APMT Buenos Aires for its mobile port equipment ‘Safety Logging System’.
This innovation produced measurable proven results in incident reduction and behavioural responses from the workforce.
Both ICHCA International and TT Club have a fundamental commitment to risk reduction throughout the supply chain and, in particular, to safety within cargo handling operations.
Promoting such safety advice is paramount to the philosophy of the two organisations and the Award reflects this commitment.
In announcing the opening of the Award entry process for 2017, TT Club Risk Management Director Peregrine Storrs-Fox 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 those in the supply chain industry.
“As such, we remain dedicated to encouraging safety awareness and applaud ICHCA’s initiative in offering this prestigious award.
“TT Club has worked closely with ICHCA for a number of years, producing safety advisory documents and urging sound operational practice wherever and whenever possible.
“We look forward to celebrating the wealth of safety innovation that will once more be encouraged by this Award.”
ICHCA was in the news recently for urging authorities to crack down on non-compliance in containerised dangerous goods shipping to prevent another Tianjin Port disaster.