The Bureau International des Containers (BIC) and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) have joined the Cargo Integrity Group.

The Cargo Integrity Group brings together international freight transport and cargo handling organisations with different roles in the supply chain and a shared dedication to improving safety, security and environmental performance throughout the logistics supply chain.

The addition of BIC and FIATA will contribute to faster and more effective progress in reducing incidents, accidents and biosecurity issues in the international supply chain.

The group focuses on collaborating with other industry and governmental stakeholders in promoting awareness and better understanding of safe cargo packing and handling practices such as the CTU Code; working to improve regulatory requirements such as the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code; and working for strengthened cargo screening processes and more effective container inspection regimes.