Safety innovators get a further boost

TOC23 Safety Village Design

TT Club and ICHCA are once more partnering with TOC Europe to present the Safety Village at the Conference and Exhibition in Rotterdam (13th to 15th June).  The three organisations are providing a focal point for discussions, presentations and promotion of innovations that have either already led to a safer supply chain, or aim to in the future.

Following the success of both last year’s Safety Village launch at TOC Europe and the Innovation in Safety Awards presented in February TT and ICHCA are continuing with their joint campaign to make the international supply chain a safer working environment for everyone involved in cargo handling, and more secure and sustainable for the cargoes and equipment involved in global trade.

Featuring an enlarged networking area and a stage with presentation facilities, the Safety Village will be the venue for workshops and panel sessions throughout the three days of the TOC Europe event. It will also provide opportunities for companies to showcase their innovative safety devices, processes and products. Dedicated exhibition pods for  past entrants of the safety award will be available within the Village at a discounted rate offered by TOC.  The united aim is to champion safety in the supply chain and to help develop new solutions for managing risks.

Peregrine Storrs-Fox, Risk Management Director at leading international freight transport insurer, TT Club comments. “It has been TT’s consistent mission to increase the levels of safety across the myriad of operational functions that constitute the global supply chain. We are delighted that our campaign has continued to attract substantial interest across the industry, again demonstrating the depth of commitment that exists to enhance safety and the will to employ significant resources to minimise risk. The prominent positioning and extensive facilities of the Safety Village at TOC Europe will help bring together such like-minded companies and individuals to further the visibility of their innovations at this leading industry forum.”

The two organisations’ ongoing efforts have highlighted numerous ground-breaking innovations with multiple applications to improve safety.  Richard Steele is CEO of ICHCA International, the representative body for cargo handling operators across the globe.  He comments, “In the recent past, our efforts together with TT have helped promulgate safety innovations including Hapag Lloyd’s Cargo Patrol that detects suspected mis-declared dangerous goods; terminal automation advances from Kunz and Yardeye in cooperation with CSX Terminals; VIKING Life-Saving’s fire suppressant systems, as well as safety devices developed by PSA International and Cargotec.”

“The awards early this year added to these with APMT’s Vessel Inspection Mobile App; Exis Technologies and Intermodal Telematics BV (IMT) innovative Tank Container Temperature Monitoring.  However there are many, many more innovative ideas are out there and we are committed to giving them the oxygen to grow.  The Safety Village at TOC in June will certainly fill the air with a fervour for safety.”

Representatives of both TT and ICHCA will be at the Safety Village for the duration of TOC Europe, and they would encourage innovators in the safety sphere to embrace the opportunities it affords.  There will be a variety of options from five-minute speaking slots to more detailed workshops.  To register interest please contact



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 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 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.

About TT Club

TT Club is the established market-leading independent provider of mutual insurance and related risk management services to the international transport and logistics industry. TT Club’s primary objective is to help make the industry safer and more secure. Founded in 1968, the Club has more than 1100 Members, spanning container owners and operators, ports and terminals, and logistics companies, working across maritime, road, rail, and air. TT Club is renowned for its high-quality service, in-depth industry knowledge and enduring Member loyalty. It retains more than 93% of its Members with a third of its entire membership having chosen to insure with the Club for 20 years or more. 

Media contacts

ICHCA International

Maria Udy,
Portcare International
Tel: + 44 (0) 7979 868539

TT Club

Peter Owen
Portcare International
Tel: +44 (0)1737 248300


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