PRESS RELEASE South African Launch of the Chemical



PRESS RELEASE South African Launch of the Chemical
South African Launch of the Chemical Distribution Institutes (CDI)
“International Marine Packed Cargo Audit Scheme” – IMPCAS
On 7 June 2017 in Durban and 9 June in Gauteng
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Captain Terry Frith (CDI Technical Manager Logistics) will be in South Africa to support RPMASA
Launch the CDI IMPCAS and inform Industry of opportunities through implementation of CDI’s
“International Marine Packed Cargo Audit Scheme” (IMPCAS); designed to improve safety, security,
compliance, and the quality of operations to reduce incidents and accidents within the global marine
packed cargo supply chain.
Following on from CDI’s General Manager (Captain Howard Snaith) visit to RPMASA in June last year the two
Organisations signed an MOU agreement to promote CDI’s Services and opportunities to uplift safety &
Security, AND reduce accidents, and incidents in the Chemical Supply Chain. An important outcome of the MoU
was CDI ran its IMPCAS Auditor training course for the first time in Africa last year, resulting in the first African
based IMPCAS Auditors within the scheme see for full details.
CDI will be attending the June launch in Africa to inform, and excite Industry about this opportunity for Marine
Logistic Service Providers, (Freight Forwarders, Tank Container Companies, Shipping Agents, Container Ports,
Container Shipping Companies and Container Freight Stations to be audited under IMPCAS; providing the tools
and means for evaluation and promotion of their services to the global chemical industry as well as Governments
and local authorities.
CDI was formed in 1994 by a concerned group of Chemical Manufacturers and Shippers to provide
standardised systems (meeting the current ISO 9001:2015 Standard and International Responsible Care
Principles) to provide chemical companies with inspection reports and systems for the risk assessment for
marine transportation and storage of bulk liquid chemicals and chemical gasses, extending to the service
providers or the International marine packed cargo global supply chain. Initially established for Chemical & LPG
tankers, later expanded to include bulk liquid terminals, CDI later introduced its International Marine Packed
Cargo Audit Scheme (IMPCAS) to provide Audit reports on each Category of Logistics Service Provider, and
assist Users to decide which Service Providers to use for their business.
For full details see
Come and join us to learn how IMPCAS can add value and help improve Safety, Security, enhance
Environmental protection and promote Responsible Care within your business.
Venues –
7th June Durban Country Club
9th June Val Bonne Country Estate, Modderfontein
Liz Anderson
March 2017
Contact Judy for more information – [email protected] 032 947 1145 / 081 264 6678 and see
Captain Howard Snaith General Manager [email protected] +44(0) 1327 350 086

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