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Cargo incident system gathers pace

[ December 18, 2012   //   ]

Five more companies have joined the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS), created in late 2010 by , five of the top 20 liner shipping operators to capture key data about potentially dangerous incidents. The members have meanwhile been populating the database – hosted by the COA (Container Owners’ Association) – since September 2011 and CINS participants now account for 52% of container slot capacity, says the organization.

CINS adds that the incident data is beginning to challenge the anecdotal evidence of previous years.

One “sobering finding”, for instance, is that a third of incidents arose from cargoes loaded in Europe and North America where packing controls might be considered to be more mature.

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