ICHCA invites submissions for 3rd TT Club Innovation in Safety Award

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ICHCA invites submissions for 3rd TT Club Innovation in Safety Award

ICHCA International, the global cargo handling NGO association, has launched the 3rd TT Club Innovation in Safety Award and invites submissions from all involved in cargo handling and logistics who has shown a demonstrable improvement in operational safety

20.05.2019 -  The Award will be presented to the winning entrant by Heike Deggim, Director of the Maritime Safety Division at the International Maritime Organization at ICHCA's international conference in Malta this November. The Award aims to highlight the importance of safety at a time of increased operational demands on cargo handling infrastructure and operations worldwide. The Award champions and celebrates the many companies and individuals around the world who are 100% dedicated to 'making it safe' every day. Equally, it acknowledges and fosters innovation to improve safety in cargo operations and logistics.

The 2nd Award was won in 2017 by Hapag Lloyd for its Cargo Patrol system.  This innovation is an industry-leading attempt to reduce fraudulent cargo declarations that obscure the true identity of dangerous goods transported around the globe. Entries for the 2017 award were numerous and varied, and the judges were pleased also to award a 'Highly Commended' prize to Safety Ammo for its RFID-based safety solution, developed with DP World Brisbane, to minimise the dangers faced by workers who physically handle twistlocks on the underside of containers on the waterfront.

The full report from the 2017 Award, including details of all entries submitted, has been published and is available to download for free here.

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 2019, 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 operating in the freight supply chain industry.  As such, we remain dedicated to encouraging safety awareness and are delighted to maintain our support of this joint initiative with ICHCA.  This award aims to tease out and profile equipment, systems or processes that result in improvements in safety - effectively helping to ensure that workers can return home night by night.  We look forward to examining the wealth of safety innovation that will once more be encouraged by this Award."

The Award is open to anyone - an individual, team or company - involved in cargo handling or logistics.  Entrants are required to show that a product, idea, solution, process, scheme or other innovation has resulted in a demonstrable improvement to safety.

The deadline for entries is 31 August 2019 and full details of the entry process and judging criteria can be found here.

The Award Ceremony takes place on Tuesday 12 November in Malta after day 1 of ICHCA International's 20/20 Cargo Vision Conference & Exhibition and is a principal part of the evening's programme. ICHCA's flagship event promises to bring together the most influential professionals in cargo handling to discuss the best ways to improve as an industry. Tickets are reduced by 25% for those who book before 25 June here.


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About ICHCA International

Established in 1952, ICHCA International is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the safety, productivity and efficiency of cargo handling and movement worldwide. ICHCA's privileged NGO status enables it to represent its members, and the cargo handling industry at large, in front of national and international agencies and regulatory bodies, while its ISP Technical Panel provides best practice advice and develops publications on a wide range of practical cargo handling issues.

Operating through a series of national and regional chapters - including ICHCA Australia, ICHCA Japan and ICHCA Canarias/Africa (CARC) - plus Correspondence and Working Groups, ICHCA provides a focal point for informing, educating, lobbying and networking to improve knowledge and best practice across the cargo handling chain.

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About TT Club

TT Club is the international transport and logistics industry's leading provider of insurance and related risk management services. Established in 1968, the Club's membership comprises ship operators, ports and terminals, road, rail and airfreight operators, logistics companies and container lessors. As a mutual insurer, the Club exists to provide its policyholders with benefits, which include specialist underwriting expertise, a world-wide office network providing claims management services, and first class risk management and loss prevention advice.

TT Club is managed by Thomas Miller.


Award Media Contacts:

ICHCA International

Rachael White

Next Level Information Ltd

Tel: +44 (0)780 350 3048

Email: rachael@nextlevelinfo.com

TT Club Media

Peter Owen

Portcare International

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E-mail: info@portcare.com

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