Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) is now a member of the ICHCA International, the global association that represents cargo handling companies, having also representation on the association's board of directors.
"MSC has determined the Environmental, Health, Safety and Security Quality Governance topics (EHSQ) that are most relevant to our business, we have identified our priorities and are building on communication with the maritime stakeholders," said Dirk Van de Velde, MSC's chief EHSQ officer, who will take up a board position at ICHCA.
Dirk Van de Velde added that MSC aims to "help address the increasing risks and calamities in the maritime supply chain".
ICHCA said it achieved to attract corporate and individual members from all sectors of the supply chain where cargo is moved.
ICHCA noted it has privileged Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), International Labour Organization (ILO) and other key United Nations agencies which 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.
“The addition of MSC to that number is a significant positive step in exerting our collective influence over that improvement,” commented ICHCA’s CEO, Richard Steele, who added, “To count MSC within our number provides additional evidence of ICHCA’s expanding reach across all aspects of the vast business of moving cargo around the world.”
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