Faulty docs or packing at the heart of cargo incidents

Almost a quarter of cargo incident cases are due to misdeclaration of the cargo and a further 37% to poor or incorrect packing, says CINS, the Cargo Incident Notification System - an initiative by a number of shipping lines and managed by the Container Owners Association (COA). Current CINS chairman, who works in Hapag Lloyd’s Cargo Services/Dangerous Cargo Department said: “We have identified that 24% of all incidents involve mis-declaration and ... [+]

Cargo incident system gathers pace

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) – ... [+]

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