Hwang takes the helm at CINS

Sea cargo safety group, the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS), has elected Captain YS Hwang of Evergreen Marine Corporation as its new chairman and previous chairman Uffe Ernst-Frederiksen of Maersk Line as deputy. An Evergreen employee for over 25 years, Hwang holds a UK MCA Master Unlimited Certificate of Competency and is an active fleet captain. [+]

New guidelines for polymer shipping

The Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS), the International Group of P&I Clubs and the TT Club have published industry guidelines for the carriage of Divinylbenzene (DVB) in containers. DVB is prone to polymerization (a form of self-reaction) and can generate heat and flammable gas. Following a number of incidents at ... [+]

Carbon and charcoal in containers – new guidelines

The Cargo Incident Notification System and the International Group of P&I Clubs have published new guidelines for transporting charcoal and carbon in containers. Charcoal and carbon are self-heating substances that can spontaneously catch fire and there have been a number of reported incidents in recent years.   [+]

CINS wins safety award

The Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) has won the Bureau International des Containers 2017 Award. Presented annually, the award honours an individual or organisation for notable contributions to safety, security, standardization, or sustainability in containerised transportation. It was presented to CINS vice-chairman Ken Rohlmann of Hapag Lloyd, and Jean-Christophe Triat ... [+]

New guidelines to sweat reefer assets

The Container Owners Association (COA) and the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS), supported by insurer, TT Club have published a guide on the use of refrigerated containers to carry commodities not requiring temperature control.  It includes advice on the risks involved and correct packing to protect both container and cargo. The ... [+]

Shipping safety group elects deputy chair

Hapag Lloyd senior director for dangerous goods, Ken Rohlmann has been elected as deputy chairman of the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS). Te association aims to increase safety in the supply chain, reduce the number of cargo incidents on-board ships and highlight the risks caused by certain cargoes and/or packing ... [+]

Wrongly-declared cargo ‘causes a quarter of all ship incidents’

More than a quarter of incidents on ships are caused by mis-declared cargo, says UK P&I Club risk assessor David Nichol. He reports that data captured by the container-shipping lines’ Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) in 2013/14 indicates that 27% of incidents for which the cause was detected were attributable to ... [+]

Guidelines for Calcium Hypochlorite

The Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) and the International Group of P&I Clubs have published new Guidelines for the transport of Calcium Hypochlorite in containers. The product is marketed widely as chlorine powder or bleach powder, has been implicated in an apparent upsurge in container fires, leading to some lines ... [+]

New chief for container troubleshooter

Maersk Line global head of cargo management, Uffe Ernst-Frederiksen, of Maersk Line, has been appointed chairman of the container shipping industry-led Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) organisation. He takes over the post of chairman from Reinhard Schwede of the cargo services / dangerous cargo department of Hapag-Lloyd. CINS, set up ... [+]

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