CINS - Cargo Incident Notification System

The Cargo Incident Notification System was established in 2011 by Hapag-Lloyd and four of the other largest container lines in the world. The goal of the system was to highlight and identify risks posed by certain cargoes and to enhance the safety of the overall transport chain. As a founding and board member of CINS, Hapag-Lloyd takes its role seriously in promoting safety for everyone involved.

Only shared information is good information

CINS collects information on all operational cargo accidents. From these incidents, working groups develop best practice guidelines based on the incident/accident reports to ensure the future safety of your cargo as well as shipping industry workers.

Any topics of concern might be addressed to the IMO and/or other relevant authorities to formulate relevant changes in legislation, recommendations or advice. This may relate to proposals for amendments to the IMDG Code, training issues or packing and securing of cargo inside the container.

Teamwork is everything

A non-profit organization, today with its 16 members, CINS member lines account for over 70% of the entire slot capacity of the market.

CINS is also supported by honorary and advisory member organizations such as:

  • International Group of P&I Clubs
  • COA
  • TT Club London
  • WNTI (World Nuclear Transport Institute)
  • EXIS technology

All members strictly adhere to anti-trust rules and the exchange of any commercial data is strictly prohibited. Based on regular data analyses, the safety in the transport chain is constantly being improved via a continuous improvement model and knowledge sharing which helps to enhance the safety of carriage of cargo in the supply chain and reduce the risk to people involved at sea and ashore, to assets and the environment.

You can find out more about CINS on their website.

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