CBA invite you to a packed two days!

We are delighted to announce that the Chemical Business Association Team will be running a two-day, interactive feature area on Stand G110 that will highlight some of the core activities and services they are involved with that support the UK’s Chemical Supply Chain!

Features – Drop in any time!

  • Road Haulage Association HGV Simulator
  • Brenntag Tank (Static Display)
  • VR Kit
  • People & Skills Hub
  • Sustainability Hub

Timed Sessions

  • Unique Coupling – Sample Unveiling and Discussion – Wednesday 10:30 to 11:30
  • Meet your Industry Stakeholders – DFT and Police (CDGFP) – Wednesday 13:00 to 15:00
  • DGSA discussion – Scope, training requirements – Class 1 / 7 – Thursday 10:00 to 12:00
  • Are you in scope of ADR, do you need a DGSA – Drop-in Clinic – Thursday 13:00 – 15:00 –

Play and win with DHL’s Box Stacker VR game

Picking and sorting boxes seems easy right? Come and test your skills at DHL’s Box Stacker game. This arcade VR experience is based in one of our warehouses where you’re tasked with quickly stacking boxes as they career down the screen. As you progress, the boxes get faster, adding to the excitement of the game. Take part for your chance to win two tickets to this years London FormulaE race on the 20th July.

Warehousing robotics

Meet DHL’s Accelerated Digitalisation team and understand how automation and robotics can optimize productivity in logistics and manufacturing operations.

Road Haulage Association HGV Drive Simulator

Ever fancied driving an HGV? CHEMUK is your chance to try!

Running as part of the Chemical Business Association’s ‘Supply Chain in Action’ Feature Zone, and to raise awareness of the industry skills shortage, the RHA will be bringing their HGV simulator to CHEMUK.

Head over to G110 to go for a spin… and try not to crash!

Fleet Stainless Steel Tanker Exhibit

This Single compartment 22,500L tanker was manufactured in 2022 by Feldbinder at their factory in Wittenberg, Germany.

  • ADR Tank Code L4BH – L = Liquid; 4B = 4 Bar; H = Hermetically sealed.
  • IMO 4
  • Test Pressure 4 bar.
  • The shell thickness is 3mm and 3.2mm Dome Ends.
  • The tanker shell fittings are manufactured from 316 Stainless Steel.
  • The tank shell is lagged.
  • Operating Pressure 2 bar / 30PSI.
  • Pneumatic operated valves (no need to access the tanker top).
  • Two surge baffles, at 7,500L intervals.

The tanker is designed to operate at 44 tonnes:

  • The lightweight compact design has very good manoeuvrability. We can achieve a 29-ton payload when coupled to one of our three-axle tractor units.
  • Tank Tare 6,500kg + Tractor Tare of 8,200 = Potential Payload of 29,300kg.
  • When the tanker is empty, the front and rear axles lift off the ground improving fuel economy and reduces maintenance and tyre wear.
  • We carry Class 8 Inorganic Products (no Carbon) in our dedicated fleet of stainless-steel construction tankers.
  • We also have a fleet of non-dedicated General-Purpose tankers, bespoke dedicated rubber lined tankers, and metered Chemical tankers to meet all our customer requirements.

People & Skills Hub

The People & Skills Hub will be joined by colleagues from DfE, Training Providers and HR experts who will be providing information to delegates on recruiting and attracting the best talent. We’ll be showcasing various approaches, especially when it comes to upskilling, career changes, age-neutral hiring practices and building multi-disciplinary teams.

A great opportunity to network and meet or re connect with skills experts who can help you make informed decisions when recruiting and employing the best talent in the chemical supply chain.

Sodium Hypochlorite – Unique Coupling

Following the success of the bulk tanker coupling, industry has gone a step further to design a unique coupling for use with Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs).  In line with our commitment to the Responsible Care principles to go ‘beyond mere legislative compliance.’

Despite all the best efforts of industry to tighten processes to control the discharges of chemicals into facilities, specifically Sodium hypochlorite solution, accidents can still occur.

This will see the introduction of coupling used solely for Sodium hypochlorite.

This collaboration is the result of the Chemical Business Association Logistics Committee – Working Group and shows the industry’s commitment through shared practice and collaboration to find solutions to Chemical Supply Chain challenges.

The working samples will be unveiled at Chem UK, industry stakeholders are welcomed to come and join the discussion on improving, implementing goals

Sample unveiling and discussion: Wednesday 15th May. 10.30 to 11.30

Meet your Industry Stakeholders – Dft and Police (CDGFP)

The Chemical Business Association’s Logistics Hub engages with a number of stakeholders to ensure that we are committed to sharing best practice throughout the Chemical Supply Chain.

The feature zone will host a meet your industry stakeholders where you can speak to the Police through the CDGFP (Carriage of Dangerous goods Practitioners Forum) and DfT (Department for Transport) on discussion points such as legislation, enforcement and guidance.

Meet your Industry Stakeholders : Wednesday 15th May. 13.00 to 15.00

DGSA Discussion with Sukhpal Randeva, DFT

Are you a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA)? Do you want to help develop policy of the future?

Sukhpal Randeva LLb MSc DGSA, Head of Frameworks and Engagement, Road Freight Regulation, Motoring and Freight, Department for Transport will be in the feature zone to discuss topics such as training and compliance.

Are there any topics you would like to raise, please reach out to Some points already put forward are:-

  • Lithium battery regulation compliance. Is this confusing currently? Do DGSAs observe many non-compliances in this area? Are DGSAs aware of the upcoming provisions for sodium-ion batteries (ADR/RID) and hazard-based classification system at UN level?
  • Should there by a DGSA trainer qualification, or scheme like DVSAs ‘Earned Recognition’ scheme to identify DGSAs that require development and support? Are there areas of guidance/direction lacking which DfT could assist with?
  • Class 1 and 7. Do you, and how confident are you, in advising on Class 1 and 7? Should these be examined separately?

DGSA Discussion : Thursday 16th May. 10.00 to 12.00

Read Sukhpal Randeva's Bio

CBA Membership Drop-In Appointments

This is an opportunity for people to sit down and have an informal chat with the Chemical Business Associations Member Services Representative and discuss the benefits of being a member of the Chemical Business Association

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) is the leading organisation representing the complete chemical supply chain.

Having a 360-degree view of the global chemical supply chain which, combined with the extensive expertise of its staff, means we can provide a wide-range of services and support, and engage and work closely with Government and other key stakeholders in the UK and overseas.

Health and safety, as well as people and sustainability, are at the heart of the CBA as it leads and participates in many initiatives such as the ‘Responsible Care Programme.’

To book in a slot contact Josh Leech on


CHEMUK 2024 CBA Keynote

Speaker: Tim Doggett, CEO, Chemical Business Association (CBA)

Time: Wednesday: 11.30 to 12.00, Stage 1

Tim is the Chief Executive of the Chemical Business Association. He has worked primarily in global supply chain and logistics and has held senior positions in various countries. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and a qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA)

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Panel Discussion: Transitioning into the Digitally-Enabled Age” – How equipped is your Chemical Supply Chain?

Hosted by the CBA – Wednesday: 10.30 to 11.30, Stage 1

This panel session will discuss why companies need to understand their chemical supply chain, what digital transformations could mean and how equipped it is to withstand these changes. The panel will discuss security and transport aspects of moving the chemical supply chain into the digital age, and the need to understand how companies can ensure they have the people and skills required for this transition.

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Panel Discussion: Achieving & Demonstrating Sustainability in the Chemical Supply Chain

Hosted by the CBA – Wednesday: 10.30 to 11.30, Stage 1

The chemical industry is at the forefront of sustainable development. With increasing societal and regulative pressures to adopt and achieve sustainability, businesses need to be well informed and equipped on their sustainability journey. This session will look at the challenges businesses face in the current sustainability landscape and the potential collaboration has in helping to achieving sustainability.

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Sustainability Hub

The CBA Sustainability Hub is a resource centre to aid CBA members on their sustainability journey. It was made in collaboration with stakeholders and partners from throughout the chemical supply chain by providing accessible and relevant resources. The CBA sustainability lead will be present to discuss all things sustainability in the chemical supply chain, in particular (Carbon literacy, EPR, CBAM, Carbon accounting, EU DR, etc.)

Come and join us at the feature zone