ICHCA Seminar on CTU Packing

Understanding the new IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units

A practical one-day seminar from ICHCA International

Tuesday 22 October 2013 | HQS Wellington, London

Thank you to all of our sponsors, speakers, delegates and members of the media who supported and attended ICHCA International's October 2013 seminar on the new IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTUs). 

You may now access and download PDF copies of the various power points, participant list and draft CTU Code on the secure Presentations page - see the tab at top right. If you need a reminder of the user name and password, please contact the ICHCA secretariat at support@ichca.com

From shippers, cargo packers, forwarders and logistics companies through to road, rail and sea carriers, ports and terminals, insurers and other cargo handling interests, proper packing and securing of cargo is a matter of universal supply chain concern – and not just in terms of dealing with new global rules. 

Poor CTU packing and securing is responsible for an alarmingly high percentage of incidents along the transport chain, leading to cargo damage and loss, injuries and fatalities. 

Extensively revised and upgraded from the original 1997 CTU Packing Guidelines, the new IMO/ILO/UNECE Code - which takes effect in 2014 - has implications for everyone involved in CTU logistics, whether moving general cargo, refrigerated or dangerous goods, by road, rail or water, in containers, swap bodies, road trailers, tankers or rail cars. 

As the leading NGO association representing the interests of the global cargo handling industry, ICHCA International has been deeply involved in the consultation process with IMO, ILO and UNECE. 

Following on from this seminar, 2014 sees the launch of a new series of ICHCA roadshows to educate, inform and prepare members of the cargo handling chain for the introduction of the new Code. The first roadshow takes place in Harwich on 3 June 2014. For more details and to register, please visit https://www.etouches.com/ichca-ctu-packing-roadshow