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Speakers on TOC Safety Village seminar programme announced

A full programme of panel sessions and demonstrations of safety equipment and systems will be held across two days of TOC Europe (Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th June) in Rotterdam. Part of TT Club and ICHCA’s ongoing campaign to promote innovation in safety throughout the cargo handling industry, this is the third Safety Village they have hosted at the annual TOC event.

London, 4th June 2024

The brainchild of safety conscious international specialist insurer TT Club and the association of cargo handling organisations, ICHCA International, the Safety Village provides an ideal opportunity for industry professionals and technical innovators to come together and share their combined knowledge and experience.  The Village forms a key part of the partners’ year-round campaign that includes the well-established annual Innovation in Safety Award presentation and Digest of entries.  These yearly events are all designed in the interest of advancing safe working conditions and reducing risk throughout the global supply chain.

“In addition to showcasing a number of ground-breaking innovations the Village will play a crucial role in allowing cargo handlers to voice their safety concerns and explain their priorities to technical experts dedicated to developing solutions,” comments Mike Yarwood, TT’s Managing Director of Loss Prevention.  “We encourage anyone and everyone who are safety conscious and visiting TOC next week to participate in the information hub that will be the Safety Village.”

Among the confirmed speakers and panel participants will be equipment manufacturers, terminal operators, safety consultants, insurers and fire protection specialists. The wide range of speakers include Maurizio Pilu, MD of Safetytech Accelerator; Stephan Trauth from Mi-Jack; Tommy Carnebo of Dafo Fire Protection;  Lars Meurling of Bromma and Harry Albana QHSE Manager at CMA CGM’s Trans Misr Terminal in Egypt.  The topics they will be discussing range from ‘Integrating safety into the business strategy’ to ‘Benchmarking safety: What does it mean to be a safe terminal?’ 

“Creating a safe working environment at a port is crucial to the success and long term sustainability of its operations,” comments Richard Steele, CEO of ICHCA.  “Effective health and safety comes from committed senior leadership building trust and engaging with the workforce to empower everyone to be a safety leader.  Creating a shared vision of continuous improvement which is integrated across the overall business strategy is essential. Through our Safety Village sessions we are focusing on the opportunities and ideas that are happening right now, the types of thinking that can support organisations in that ongoing improvement journey.”

The full agenda is detailed on HERE  alongside more information about the Safety Village

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 1200 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 97% of its Members, with a third of its entire membership having chosen to insure with the Club for 20 years or more.

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.