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Briefing Pamphlet 20 Unseen Dangers in Freight Containers

Thursday 25 November 2010 at 1:03 pm

ICHCA Internationals latest revised publication has been reviewed by Evert Wijdeveld its author of Deltalinqs in Rotterdam.


Security: Take five steps

Thursday 25 November 2010 at 11:09 am

Source www.cargosystems.net 

Recently the Brazilian government passed legislation mandating the use of character recognition software to read licence plates on containers at container terminals. Companies are expected to send the images and data to Customs officials in real time and store the images for atleast 90 days to increase port security and visibility for customs officials.


Automation: The US view

Wednesday 24 November 2010 at 12:43 pm

As a raft of ports and terminals in the United States prepare for the introduction of automated container facilities, Ted Daly explores the technology and how may be applied stateside.

Source www.cargosystems.net


100% Scanning for Containers bound for the USA

Tuesday 23 November 2010 at 11:23 am

The United States legislation 'Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007' introduced a requirement for 100% scanning of US bound maritime cargo at export, to be implemented by 1 July 2012.


Nikel ore concerns raised after sinking

Tuesday 16 November 2010 at 1:54 pm

Source Lloyds List

A modern supramax owned by one of China's leading shipowners, Nanjing Ocean Shipping, has sunk with 25 crew on board off Japan's southern islands, according to Lloyd's List Intelligence casualty reports, writes Michelle Wiese Bockmann.


ICHCA International Update

Tuesday 16 November 2010 at 11:12 am

Board Report - source ICHCA's Cargo World Newsletter

On the 18th October 2010 the Board of ICHCA International met at the InterContinental Hotel in Tokyo. The meeting was attended by all Directors and Mike Compton, Chairman of the International Safety Panel and ex-officio member of the Board, as well as the newly appointed Chairman of ICHCA Japan, Hiroshi Ueda, and the Secretary of ICHCA Japan, Koichi Tahara.



Thursday 11 November 2010 at 2:36 pm World Port Climate Initiative (more)


Thursday 11 November 2010 at 2:33 pm Environmental Ship Index (more)


Thursday 11 November 2010 at 2:28 pm Press release by the Port of Rotterdam and Port of Amsterdam. (more)

The Unsung Hero Of the Supply Chain

Thursday 11 November 2010 at 2:22 pm Recent innovations are putting the humble pallet at the centre of efforts to improve supply chain efficiency.

Have some sympathy for the humble pallet, which you could say is literally at the bottom of the supply chain. It takes the load without complaint and it is rewarded by being bashed about by forklift drivers and dropped in loading bays by contractors who care even less for its welfare. (more)

The 61st session of Marine Environment Protection Committee of IMO

Thursday 04 November 2010 at 1:55 pm

Source info@iaphworldsports.org

The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of IMO met in London, September 27- October 1 and achieved the followings.


How box capabilities stack up

Thursday 04 November 2010 at 1:34 pm

Author Mike Compton, Source Cargo Systems

Some containers have a lesser stacking capability than others which is crucial when planning the stowage of a ship.

When one thinks about how containerisation started and what it started with, it is truly amazing what it has since developed into.

Mike has written before about the original sizes being 8ft x 8ft x either 20ft, 30ft or 40ft and the fact that all those dimensions have since been stretched.


Transport efficiency improvements require better coordination.

Thursday 04 November 2010 at 12:06 pm

Source Minett Media

Demand for freight haulage in Europe continues to rise, increasing the burden on both the climate and traffic flows. According to the EU, transport must be made more efficient to better meet increased demand. This requires enhanced interaction between different modes of transport. According to Swedish truck driver manufacturer Volvo Trucks, the solution lies in increased use of standardised load carriers.


Virtual co-driver means safer trucks

Thursday 04 November 2010 at 11:50 am

Source Minett Media

The truck of the future will have a digital co-driver on board. A virtual guardian angel that assists the driver or even takes over if the driver loses control. "We quite simply attach eyes to the truck," says Erika Jakobsson at Volvo, one of the powerhouses in the EU's drive to develop intelligent vehicles. This article is available in several languages.


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» Amendment 35 IMDG Code

ICHCA International learnt today that it will be receiving its copy of the latest IMDG Code Amendment 35 next week.

Amendment 35 starts its transitional year on the 1st January 2011.

Have you ordered your copy yet? For more information and purchase of Amendment 35 contact the secretariat -publications@ichca.com, ICHCA INTERNATIONAL MEMBERS RECEIVE A DISCOUNT ON THE PRICE.

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» Member Benefits

Members of ICHCA International are eligible to receive free copies of the Port Technology International journal, published four times a year in London, UK.

Port Technology International is the leading preview and review of advanced technologies for ports, harbours and terminals worldwide, featuring technical papers written by leading industry professionals and experts.

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» New Additional Benefits to Members

As a benefit of membership to ICHCA International, ALL soft copy download publications are now being made available to Members:

Briefing Pamphlet Series, Research Paper Series, Technical/ Operational Advice Series, General Series, Pocket Card Series, and Security Series.

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