International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA), the independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving cargo handling and goods movement by all modes globally and Exis Technologies, global leaders in IT solutions for the management of dangerous goods in sea transport, have launched an updated version of the IMDG Code International Briefing Pamphlet #3. Exis Technologies, an ICHCA member for many years, has contributed to the content of the pamphlet and sponsored its publication.
The publication is one of an extensive series of briefing pamphlets and other documents developed by the International Technical Panel of ICHCA International Ltd (ITP). The briefing pamphlet series is designed to provide all those involved in cargo handling, transport and related activities with practical advice and regulatory updates related to the safe handling and transport of cargoes.
The goal of the briefing pamphlet series, and a prime focus for the work of ICHCA International and the ITP in general, is to foster a better understanding of how to reduce damage, injury and loss during handling and transport operations, safeguarding people, cargo, equipment and property.
The updated IMDG Code pamphlet has been authored by Margaret Fitzgerald BSc (Hons), CChem, MRSC, MSc, Head of Policy and Regulatory Affairs for IMCA (International Marine Contractors Association), Les Richings a member of the ICHCA Technical Panel and Head of the Panel’s Dangerous Goods Working Group Association and Will Bartle, Compliance and Regulations Manager at Exis Technologies and member of the ICHCA Technical Panel.
Richard Brough, Head of ICHCA commented, “We are pleased to be able to offer an update to this important document with the sponsorship of Exis Technologies. Shipping dangerous goods in compliance with the IMDG Code is a subject that is extremely important to both of our organisations. We hope that this document will give people a good summary of the main aspects of the IMDG Code. ICHCA and Exis are available to offer practical advice, Hazcheck Systems for IMDG Code compliance and online IMDG Code training (15% discount for ICHCA members) to help companies to implement the IMDG Code effectively in their daily operations.”