The global association representing cargo handling companies, ICHCA International (ICHCA) has announced that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Canada has joined the association.
ILWU Canada has more than 7,000 members on the west coast of Canada.
ICHCA has privileged NGO status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), International Labour Organization (ILO) and other key UN agencies. This allows it, on behalf of its members, to monitor, contribute to, and influence the development of regulations and guidelines that impact cargo handling and movement worldwide, ICHCA said.
Established in 1952, ICHCA International is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the safety, productivity and efficiency of cargo handling and movement worldwide.
Operating through a series of national and regional chapters, including ICHCA Australia, ICHCA Japan and plus Correspondence and Working Groups, ICHCA provides a focal point for informing, educating, lobbying and networking to improve knowledge and best practice across the cargo handling chain.