January 15 - ICHCA International will be hosting its second ICHCA CTU Packing Roadshow on February 17 at ABP's facilities in the Port of Hull.

The one-day event will provide a practical education on the new IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for the Packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTUs) to industry stakeholders. The new Code of Practice will be far more comprehensive than the original 1997 packing guidelines form the IMO, ILO and UNECE.

Applicable to all types of cargo moving in containers, trailers, swap bodies and railcars, the code will provide parties along the supply chain with information about their responsibilities, including details of how to pack and secure packages and cargo items. It also places a responsibility on the shipper to declare correctly the composition of the cargo, as well as the gross mass of the packed CTU.

Poor CTU loading is responsible for an alarmingly high percentage of incidents along the transport chain, leading to damage, loss, injuries and fatalities, says ICHCA. The new code is designed to address this with detailed guidelines and information for all members of the logistics chain.

The Hull event will aim to inform industry stakeholders in the north of the UK about the new guidelines, and will include talks by Bill Brassington, owner of ETS Consulting and consultant for editing the new code; James Douglas, director of EXIS Technologies; Jeff Bradford, area sales manager at Cordstrap; and TT Club's risk management director, Peregrine Storrs-Fox.

For the full programme, list of participating speakers and online booking form, visit www.etouches.com/ctupackingroadshow