Richard Steele to be ICHCA's new head in July
THE International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA) has appointed Richard Steele as its new head, taking over the role from July 1 on the retirement of the current postholder Richard Brough
12 April 2021 - 19:00
Reporting directly to the board, Mr Steele will lead the organisation, which provides a focal point to help improve cargo handling throughout international supply chains as well as representing its members, and the cargo handling industry, in front of national and international agencies and regulatory bodies as a recognised non-government organisation.
Mr Steele is a safety and skills professional with a masters in training and development who has been involved in the ports industry for over 21 years. He is currently the chief executive at Port Skills and Safety (PSS) an organisation that he has led for 11 years. Before PSS, he was the senior learning and development manager for Associated British Ports for 10 years. Prior to ports, he worked in the nuclear industry on safety and skills provision.
Sri Lanka transshipments down 3.3pc, local volume off 14.4pc
SRI LANKA's ports container throughput fell 5.2 per cent to 6.85 million TEU in 2020, while total domestic volumes fell 14.4 per cent to 1.08 million TEU from 1.2 million TEU in 2019, and transshipments fell 3.3 per cent to 5.6 million TEU from 5.8 million TEU in 2019, reports Colombo's Echelon Media.
Domestic container volumes were down 7.3 per cent to 104,474 TEU in December.
Bulk cargo discharged at the ports was down four per cent to 59.46 million tonnes December volumes were up two per cent to US$5.25 million.
Declines are a result of the Covid crisis, a year that greatly affected the shipping industry across the globe.
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