CINS with new structure
The cargo incident notification system (CINS), founded in 2011, has established itself as an independent organisation. It comprises the shipping lines CMA CGM, Evergreen, Hapag Lloyd, Maersk Line and the Mediterranean Shipping Company.
CINS aims to highlight risks posed by certain cargoes and packing failures in order to improve safety in the liner shipping industry. Last year, the organisation progressed by the consolidation of the ability to capture data and an increase of the authority with which it can address issues arising in the industry.
In 2014, twelve lines accounting for 61% of the container slot capacity participated in CINS, which facilitates the capture by liner operators of structured key causal information relating to cargo and container incidents.
CINS says that the information gathered provides an early warning of worrying trends, whether relating to cargoes that display dangerous characteristics or unsafe practices in the container supply chain.