Understanding the new Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units

​After three years of development, the new IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units

(CTUs) is now due for imminent release.

Extensively revised and upgraded from the original 1997 CTU Packing Guidelines, the new Code has implications

for everyone involved in CTU logistics, whether moving general cargo,
refrigerated or dangerous goods, by road, rail or water, in containers,
swap bodies, road trailers, tankers or rail cars.

Taking place in London on 22 October, this practical one-day seminar will be the first opportunity to
get a detailed look at what the new Code contains and how it will
affect the various parties along the cargo packing, securing, handling
and transport chain.

From shippers, cargo packers, forwarders and logistics companies through to road, rail and sea carriers, ports and

terminals, insurers and other cargo handling interests, proper packing
and securing of cargo is a matter of universal supply chain concern –
and not just in terms of dealing with new global rules. Poor CTU packing
and securing is responsible for an alarmingly high percentage of
incidents along the transport chain, leading to cargo damage and loss,
injuries and fatalities.

the leading NGO association representing the interests of the global
cargo handling industry, ICHCA International has been deeply involved in
the consultation process with IMO, ILO and UNECE. We are therefore
pleased to host this seminar, which brings all the interested industry
parties together to share the latest information and discuss the next


October 22, 2013


Victoria Embankment, London