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The International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA), founded in 1952, is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the safety, security, sustainability, productivity and efficiency of cargo handling and goods movement by all modes and through all phases of national and international supply chains. 
ICHCA International’s privileged non-government organisation (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. Its Expert Panel provides technical advice and publications on a wide range of practical cargo handling issues.
ICHCA International operates through a series of autonomous national and regional chapters – including ICHCA Australia, ICHCA Japan and ICHCA Canarias/Africa (CARC) – plus Correspondence and Working Groups to provide a focal point for informing, educating, networking, shaping and sharing industry views to improve knowledge and best practice across the global cargo chain.

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Upcoming Events


Ships' Lifting Appliances and SOLAS: An Evening Presentation
7 April 2014 | HQS Wellington, London

Given by Capt. Richard Brough OBE BA AFNI, Director of ICHCA International


Multimodal 2014
29 April - 1 May | NEC Arena, Birmingham

ICHCA Director Richard Brough will be a member of a panel on container packing and weighing.

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Event discounts: save £££ on attendance at leading industry events


Access to ICHCA, ILO and IMO publications to help with your professional development


International representation and participation in organisations including the IMO, ILO and IAPH.


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