Third International Cargo Transport Units (CTU) Packing Roadshow is set to visit Durban in May 2015, 14 April 2015
The third International Cargo Transport Units (CTU) Packing
Roadshow is set to visit Durban, South Africa, on 21 May 2015.
Companies involved in CTU logistics, whether moving general cargo,
refrigerated or dangerous goods by road, rail or water, be it in
containers, swap bodies, road trailers, tankers or rail cars,
simply cannot afford to miss the event! The one-day informative
seminar will provide fundamental information about the new
IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for CTU Packing.
Following three years of development, the extensively revised
and upgraded IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for Packing of CTUs was
approved by the IMO and UNECE in January 2014, and by the ILO in
November 2014. Companies involved in any form of CTU logistics must
comply with the new regulations by July 2016.
Join industry experts at the Durban Country Club on 21 May 2015
from 08:00 to 17:00 where practical education and advice will be
offered on the contents of the new Code, its impact and how its new
guidelines can be adopted into supply chain operations.
The event is organised by ICHCA International (the leading NGO
association representing the interests of the global cargo handling
industry) in partnership with the Responsible Packaging Management
Association of Southern Africa (RPMASA).
The event promises a stellar line-up of talks by an expert panel
of speakers, as well as interactive brainstorming workgroups where
attendees can discuss key questions around disseminating the Code,
and training and educating packers.
Executive Director at RPMASA, Liz Anderson said, "We are
privileged to partner with ICHCA to bring this important event to
our region. It is highly appropriate for Durban as Africa's largest
port to host this first CTU event to be held in Africa."
"Implementation of the requirements of 'The CTU Code' should
help to improve safety on our roads and railways, as well as
through our ports and at sea through better packing, securing and
weighing of containers. Compliance will also help organisations to
reduce their exposure to risk and potential liability, a key
business component today. Delegates attending will hear from the
International Maritime Insurance TT Club of some of the many errors
which resulted in severe loss and liability, and should have been
avoided by training and compliance," concludes Anderson.
The event programme includes:
08:00 Registration, networking and refreshments
09:00 Welcome and introduction - Quade Corder, Vice
Chairman, Responsible Packaging Management Association of Southern
09:15 Setting the scene: Key packaging &
packing issues for compliance - Liz Anderson, Executive Director,
09:40 Dangerous goods packaging essentials for a
safe supply chain - Quade Corder, Executive Manager Sustainability
& SHEQ, CHEP Africa, India and Middle East (AIME)
10:10 Introduction to ICHCA and its role in
developing the new CTU Code - Capt. Richard W A Brough OBE,
Director, ICHCA International
10:45 Coffee and networking
11:15 CTU packing under the new Code - chain of
responsibility and insurance implications - Michael Heads, Managing
Director, P&I Associates on behalf of TT Club
11:45 The shipper's responsibilities under the CTU
Code and the IMO's new container weight verification rules - Chris
Welsh, General Secretary, Global Shippers Forum & Chairman,
ILO/IMO/UNECE Group of Experts
12:15 RPMASA supply chain solutions - Eddie Fourie,
General Manager, TrenStar Services
12:25 Group discussion session: Who needs the Code
and how do we get it to them?
13:00 Lunch and networking
13:00 RPMASA AGM - RPMASA Members only
14:15 DG compliance issues - Capt. Richard W A
Brough OBE, Director, ICHCA International
14:40 Training aids for industry - Liz Anderson On
behalf of Exis Technologies
15:00 Securing solutions - Barry Hugo, Commercial
Manager, Cordstrap South Africa
15:20 Group discussion session: How can the
industry work together and next steps
16:00 Closing remarks and wrap-up - Capt. Richard W
A Brough OBE, Director, ICHCA International
16:30 Close of CTU Packing Roadshow
Cost for the one-day seminar is R1 450 for non-members,
R1 100 for ICHCA / RPMASA members and R950 for ICHCA premium
members / RPMASA patrons. Bookings can be made firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, contact Maeve, conference coordinator for bookings
and sponsorship \ branding \ display opportunities, on email@example.com
083 303 4507 or 032 947 1145.
*The new IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for CTU Packing is
available and can be downloaded from the UNECE website.