FIATA joins Cargo Integrity Group

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FIATA joins Cargo Integrity Group


FIATA has joined the Cargo Integrity Group. The organisation brings together international freight transport and cargo handling companies with different roles in the supply chain, and a shared dedication to improving safety, security and environmental performance throughout the logistics supply chain.FIATA and BIC bring valuable complementary perspectives, resources and networks to the group, further deepening its competence and scope. Both organisations have already worked closely with the Cargo Integrity Group and will directly contribute to faster and more effective progress in reducing incidents, accidents, and biosecurity issues in the international supply chain.“FIATA has long supported the work of the Cargo Integrity Group and has already collaborated with its stakeholders to promote the CTU code through the activities of its Working Group (WG) Sea headed by FIATA senior vice president, Jens Roemer. By joining the group, FIATA reaffirms its commitment to improving the safety and security of sea freight in the best interest of its customers. FIATA is a key component in reaching out to the end customer and making a difference in the implementation of the CIG’s work, while bringing strong safety and security expertise through the collaboration of its WG Sea and Advisory Body Safety Security,” comments the FIATA director general, Dr Stéphane Graber.“With safety and sustainability at the very core of BIC’s mission, topics like cargo safety, proper declarations and the avoidance of pest contamination are clearly of high interest to us. We’ve been supporting the promotion of the CTU code in communications both with our members and externally since it was first published, and most recently sponsored one of the CTU Quick Guide translations. We’re pleased to take this next step by joining the group, and look forward to working more closely with our partner organisations in helping increase safety in our industry,” says Douglas Owen, secretary general of Bureau International des Containers (BIC).