Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Essential Safety Guide for Packing of Shipping Containers Now Even More Widely Available

Five Industry Stalwarts Come Together to Promote Latest Translation of CTU Code
Shipping News Feature

WORLDWIDE – ITALY – The Cargo Integrity Group (CIG), consisting of five key members of the shipping industry (Container Owners Association (COA), Global Shippers Forum (GSF), International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association (ICHCA International), World Shipping Council (WSC), and TT Club), has added a seventh language version of its Code of Practice for the Packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTU Code).

Safety is of paramount importance to the CIG members and the CTU Code promotes the cause as aspired to by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). In underlining the cooperation CIG has received in translating and providing peer review of the text, Peregrine Storrs-Fox, Risk Management Director at freight transport insurer TT Club commented:

“It is vital to the cause of disseminating CIG’s Quick Guide to the CTU Code as widely as possible that those who are involved first-hand in packing containers, securing cargo and declaring content accurately can access in their own language this introduction to the Code’s definition of good industry practice. We are indebted to BIC and C.I.S.Co for their help with this Italian version. Their industry knowledge and expertise has been key in producing an accurate translation.”

The Italian Quick Guide and Container Packing Checklist is available HERE in addition to versions in all six official IMO languages, Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. The Group is delighted to have been able to translate its publications into all these languages, encouraging wider easy access to the materials.

To promote the Quick Guide and, in particular the Italian edition, partners in the CIG will be contributing to conference sessions during Genoa Shipping Week. In addition to Peregrine Storrs-Fox, Lars Kjaer, Senior Vice President World Shipping Council will participate via video link.

The presentations will profile the content and methods of utilisation of the publications, and how they both precis and give access to the lengthy and comprehensive CTU Code itself. Giordano Bruno Guerrini Secretary General of Genoa based C.I.S.Co, the specialist consultancy group dedicated to container operations commented:

“We are delighted to have contributed to the publication of these significant documents in Italian. The pursuit of safety within global supply chains is an aim of much of the work we carry out within the industry, and we remain dedicated to communicating all relevant information on this critical issue.”