in association with IFA and QAFCO,
12th - 13th October 2010, Ritz Carlton Hotel Doha, Qatar
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ICIS is pleased to announce the dates for this year's Ammonia Handling and Shipping Safety Workshop, which will be run in partnership with the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) and sponsored by one of the world largest nitrogen producers - Qafco Qatar.

The workshop provides a professional and unique forum to exchange information and share company and industry best practices for the safe transport on ship and handling of anhydrous ammonia at terminals. Safety is a priority issue for the industry, beyond commercial and legal issues, and the initiative was prompted by numerous requests received from members of the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) and the Arab Fertilizer Association (AFA) which led to the first workshop in Alexandria in 2008 followed by an equally successful event in Kuala Lumpur in 2009.

This year's event will be held in the dynamic city of Doha and will include a visit to the Qafco plants and terminal at Umm Said.

Workshop delegates will have the opportunity to network, share general guidelines and establish recommendations on safety checklists related to loading and discharging operations. They will be able to discuss common issues addressing crucial safety and security aspects related to loading, discharging and shipping ammonia with peers from different countries.