Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS)

was established to share information on all cargo related incidents

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CINS members represent over 60%

of the world’s container slot capacity

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CINS – Cargo Incident Notification System

CINS is a shipping line initiative, launched in September 2011, developed 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 failures.

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Analysis of cargo and container incidents

CINS permits analysis of operational information on all cargo and container incidents which lead to:

  • Injury or loss of life
  • Loss or serious damage of assets
  • Environmental concerns


Members Login to CINS

Data relating to any cargo incident on-board a ship is uploaded to the CINS database. Membership of CINS comprises over 60 percent of the world’s container slot capacity.

The data includes information on:

  • Cargo type, nature, packaging, weight
  • Journey (Load and Discharge ports)
  • Type of incident and root cause

“Corporate Social Responsible Carriers”

At the heart of the CINS initiative are “Corporate Social Responsible Carriers” with a principle concern for the safety of their people on board and ashore

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