CDI – The CDI is incorporated under the law of the Netherlands as the Stichting Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI) and operates as a non-profit making foundation.

CDI is responsible for the inspection and audit of the global supply chain for the transport and storage of bulk and packaged chemicals. CDI is not a trade association; it is non-profit, non-commercial and free from political influence.

CDI was created by the chemical manufacturing industry, for the chemical industry in 1994 and over the years has gone from strength to strength. CDI is here to serve the chemical company members of CDI and provide their inspection and audit needs in order to provide them with cost effective systems for risk assessment using the best chemical and LPG knowledge available.

CDI is managed by a Board of Directors consisting of seven individuals nominated by the participating chemical companies.

ICHCA – The International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA), founded in 1952, is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the safety, security, sustainability, productivity and efficiency of cargo handling and goods movement by all modes and through all phases of national and international supply chains.

ICHCA international’s privileged non-government organisation (NGO) status enables it to represent its members, and the cargo handling industry at large, in front of national and international agencies and regulatory bodies. Its Expert Panel provides technical advice and publications on a wide range of practical cargo handling issues.

EXIS – Exis Technologies, headquartered in Darlington, UK, is the leading global supplier of Hazcheck IT compliance systems for the management of DG in sea transport and e-learning courses for the transport industry. Exis has over 30 years’ experience of supporting container lines (9 of the top 10), ferry lines, freight forwarders, ports and terminals. They are the software division of the National Cargo Bureau, New York. Together our non-profit mission is the safety of life and cargo at sea.

Hazcheck Systems are based on the IMDG Code and help customers to ship their DG quickly and efficiently, automatically checking stowage, segregation and packaging requirements (without the need for the IMDG Code books). They are updated and maintained in line with the IMDG Code Amendments and Errata. The systems range from a web-based subscription service for shippers and logistics companies (automatic checks and production of dangerous goods notes), to a powerful booking and management system for container lines and validation ‘Toolkits’ to integrate with existing computer-based systems (including a web service)

We have developed a range of e-learning courses for the transport industry supported and sponsored by industry bodies TT Club, ICHCA and ITCO. IMDG Code e-learning (, CTU packing e-learning ( and Tank Container e-learning ( are all web-based with course content and assessment taking place online. All courses include a course completion certificate.

Exis works closely with industry partners to increase global awareness of regulatory changes and issues, and develops innovative solutions to make dangerous goods transport safer. Hazcheck Restrictions is a DG compliance portal for the global shipping community. Hazcheck Inspections is a web portal/database to record container inspection results. Exis developed CINSnet, a DG incidents database for container lines.

RPMASA are the regional representative for Exis Technologies in South Africa.

PACKAGINGSA – The Packaging Council of South Africa (PACSA) was founded in 1984 and has been replaced by a new industry body called Packaging SA. Packaging SA is closely associated with The Institute of Packaging South Africa (IPSA). Packaging SA is a voluntary industry body. Its members are in two broad categories, Converters and Associates. The Converters represent some 70% of the revenue generated by the industry. Associates are in effect the major raw material suppliers, material organisations, brand owners, retailers and other organisations and associations with interests in the packaging industry. Collectively this body directly employs some 60 000 people in South Africa.

INSTITUTE OF WASTE MANAGEMENT OF SOUTH AFRICA – The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) is a multi-disciplinary non-profit association that is committed to supporting professional waste management practices. Our organisation comprises of voluntary members who promote environmentally acceptable, cost effective and appropriate waste management practices. We strive towards the protection of the environment and people of Southern Africa from the adverse effects of poor waste management by supporting sustainable best practical environmental options. We contribute to the improvement of waste management standards and legislation, support international, national and regional trends in best environmental practices; promote the science and technology of waste management and practice affordable cost effective management of waste. Education and training in the realm of effective and efficient waste management is also a key focus for us. When the IWMSA was established over 30 years ago, it was the vision of the founders to provide South Africa with a clean and healthy environment. Today this is still the very core of the organisation.

SAIOH – The Southern African Institute for Occupational Hygiene.

SAPICS – Supply chain and operations management professionals are increasingly recognising the benefits of SAPICS membership with the association’s corporate and individual member base having grown steadily since its foundation.

SAPICS members are kept up-to-date on new ideas and developments in the field of supply chain management through personal contact, group meetings, regular correspondence and the SAPICS website.

Members enjoy access to all of the high quality, formal training programmes developed or acquired by SAPICS specifically to aid and improve their efficiency and effectiveness.

Relevant and up-to-date knowledge is disseminated to members through regular meetings, seminars, business breakfasts, workshops, site visits and conferences. Corporate partners are encouraged to provide their employees with the benefit of membership by taking up the opportunity of one of the varied corporate partnership packages which are available.

Members of SAPICS subscribe to the SAPICS vision which is to collaborate in the development of the profession.

SAIOSH – The South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh) was established on the historic day when South Africa celebrated the 20th anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela from prison on 11 February 2010 by a group of enthusiastic Occupational Health and Safety Professionals from South Africa. Saiosh is the registration board for the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health South Africa (IOSH SA) who is recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as a professional body to register Occupational Health and Safety Professionals in South Africa.

IDGCA – International Dangerous Goods Container Association.

ICPP – International Confederation of Plastic Packaging Manufacturers.

REACH – REACH Delivery.

Hibiscus PLC – Hibiscus software solutions.