Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Safety at Sea Dedicated Company Takes Out Membership of Global Cargo Handling Association

US Firm In Group Corporate Link Together with its UK Based IT Technology Subsidiary
Shipping News Feature

US – UK – WORLDWIDE – The National Cargo Bureau (NCB), the New York based cargo inspection company tasked with its mission of 'the Safety of Life and Cargo at Sea' and its associated concern, IT solutions group Exis Technologies, have joined the International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA) under a group corporate membership.

Darlington, England headquartered Exis Technologies, which has been part of the NCB Group since April 2018, had previously been an individual member of ICHCA for over 10 years and worked together with ICHCA on many joint projects in that time.

These have included, with sponsorship from the TT Club, the CTUpack e-learning courses for those involved in container packing job roles and IMDG Code e-learning courses for shore side staff handling and transporting dangerous goods by sea, all aimed at fulfilling the NCB’s prime objective. Ian Lennard, President of NCB, commented:

“ICHCA is an important part of the global cargo handling community. Like us, they are a not-for-profit organisation, and their focus is on improving the safety and security of our global supply chains. We are pleased to be able to join them alongside Exis in our mission to improve the Safety of Life and Cargo at Sea.”

As part of the membership Captain Eric Rounds, Chief Surveyor NCB will join the ICHCA Technical Panel alongside Will Bartle, Compliance and Regulations Manager at Exis Technologies. The Panel provides technical advice and publications on a wide range of practical cargo handling issues and will allow NCB and Exis to be involved in the improvement of knowledge and best practice across the global cargo chain. Richard Brough OBE, Head of ICHCA commented:

“We are delighted that the NCB Group have decided to join us under a group corporate membership. Together the companies bring a wealth of container and dangerous goods shipping experience. We have worked with Exis for many years on initiatives to improve cargo handling. We look forward to building on our relationship with Exis and NCB to develop more solutions for our members and the wider shipping community.”

Photo: Courtesy of NCB.