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Founded in 1952 and headquartered in London, the International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA) is an independent, not-for-profit organization 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 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.

Working with highly qualified partners, ICHCA International offers training packages and e-learning courses on various aspects of cargo handling. Several other dangerous goods training courses are also available the requirements of the IMDG Code, ADR and US 49 CFR regulations. Other bespoke training packages and consultancy are available from ICHCA covering a wide range of health, safety, risk management and operational issues in cargo handling.

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Training Programs

CTUpack E-Learning

  • CTUpack Foundation: This foundation level course includes modules covering cargo, transport, packing and arrival.
  • Introduction to the CTU Code: This course provides an introduction to the IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice (CTU Code) and includes an overview of its development and objectives. It is aimed at anyone who has an interest in learning more about the CTU Code and is interested in how they can use it in their day-to-day role.
  • Introduction to Freight Container VGM Course: This course highlights the requirements of the new amendments to SOLAS, Chapter VI, Regulation 2 concerning the verified mass of containers carrying cargo, mandatory from 1 July 2016.  This requires mandatory verification of the gross mass of a container prior to loading on to a ship via two methods; either weighing the packed container as a whole, or weighing the cargo items and all dunnage, lashing and securing material and adding this to the tare of the container.

IMDG Code Shore-Side E-Learning (Amdt 38-16)

  • Dangerous Goods Transport General Awareness: This course is for personnel who need to become familiar with dangerous goods transport regulations and to gain an awareness of the duties that arise from them. It covers general awareness training requirements as laid out in the IMDG Code, ADR Regulations, and RID Regulations and also gives an overview of air transport provisions.
  • IMDG Code Consignor/Freight Forwarder: This course is for personnel with a management, supervisory and/or safety compliance role for a company involved in dangerous goods consignment operations e.g. shipper or freight forwarder.
  • IMDG Code Packer/Cargo Handler: The IMDG Code Packer/Cargo Handler course is for those who pack dangerous goods and/or are involved in loading/unloading cargo transport units.
  • IMDG Code Ship Loader: The IMDG Code Ship Loader course is for personnel responsible for and/or directly involved in ship loading/unloading operations.
  • IMDG Code Ship Operator: This course is for personnel responsible for and/or directly involved in managing the operation of a vessel carrying dangerous goods.
  • IMDG Code Refresher Course: This course provides a recap of the main IMDG Code provisions and includes an update on Amendment 37-14 for personnel who have already been trained online, or in the classroom, and have previous knowledge of the IMDG Code’s provisions.
  • IMDG Code Standard: This course provides training for general shipping personnel who require a sound working knowledge of the IMDG Code and dangerous goods shipping requirement.
  • IMDG Code Advanced: This course is aimed at senior dangerous goods managers / dangerous goods safety advisers who require detailed training on all the main aspects of the IMDG Code’s provisions.