Registration open for the 8th CINS Members Meeting: Tuesday 13 June 2017

Arrangements are now in place for the next CINS Meeting, which is being hosted by CMA CGM at its office in Marseille on Tuesday 13 June. If you are planning to attend, but have not yet registered, please email the CINS Secretary ( as soon as possible. All participants are invited to a “Welcome to Marseille” Reception on the evening of Monday 12 June 2017 The Agenda has been published and is available on the CINS website Key topics for discussion will be as follows: Update on CINS developments in 2017 and overview of future plans A review of incident trends based on the data input by Members Update on CINS Reporting: Policy and Criteria Presentation of CINS Guidelines (Charcoal, Lithium Batteries, Cocoa Butter, Hides & Skins, Waste, Scrap Metal and IMDG Class 7) In addition, we have some guest speakers, presenting on topics relevant to CINS...

CINS Presentation at ICHCA Meeting

CINS Vice-Chairman Ken Rohlmann (Senior Director Cargo Service / Dangerous Goods, Hapag-Lloyd) was a speaker at the Packaged Dangerous Goods seminar held in London last month. Ken confirmed that misdeclaration, whether from fraud or miscommunication, is among the key risk factors. “Known dangerous goods transports are well-planned, checked and executed by experts. The real risk we are exposed to is the risk we cannot see: dangerous goods or other sensitive commodities that are not properly declared to shipping lines,” he observed. He outlined how Hapag-Lloyd’s new search engine, ‘Cargo Patrol’, has been designed to scan the booking environment in real-time to pick up potentially undeclared DG or other suspicious cargo, using known keywords and synonyms. The system reports approximately 1250 potential hits per day and will be made available for use by other container lines in future through IBM. “With this tool in place we have reduced the risk to our crews, vessels, customers’ cargo and the environment through early detection,” he said A full Report of the Meeting can be found...

Revised Joint industry publication sets out Guidelines for the carriage of Calcium Hypochlorite

CINS and the International Group  of P&I Clubs have issued revised joint industry guidance on the carriage of Calcium Hypochlorite by sea (first publication in May 2016) that now takes account of the package limit of 100 lb drums under US measurement as well as the previously stated package limit of 45kg net weight. This new version 2.0 of the Guidelines replaces the version published in May 2016. To download the document, click...

Successful CINS Cargo Guidelines Work Group Meeting

The CINS Cargo Guidelines Work Group has just completed a 2-day meeting in Hamburg this week.  Hosted by Hapag-Lloyd, the meeting focused on the creation of future CINS Guidelines for the carriage of a number of specific cargoes where there have been industry-wide incidents in recent months. Particular attention was given to the development of Guidelines for the carriage of Charcoal, Lithium Batteries, Cocoa Butter, Hides, Waste Products and IMDG-7 classified cargo. It was attended by representatives from a number of CINS carriers, including: CMA CGM, Hamburg Süd, Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk Line, MSC, Yang Ming Line and ZIM Line. Also participating were representatives from the International Group of P&I Clubs and the TT Club. WG Participants at the Hapag Lloyd...

7th CINS Meeting: London – Wednesday 7 December 2016

The 7th CINS Meeting will take place in London on Wednesday 7 December 2016. As with previous meetings, participation at the meeting is free of charge for Members. The Meeting is being generously hosted by the TT Club. The Meeting Agenda and Practical Arrangements will be published in October….

Uffe Ernst-Frederiksen elected Chairman of CINS for second term

At the recent CINS Board Meeting in Copenhagen, Uffe Ernst-Frederiksen (Head of Cargo Management, Maersk Line) was elected as President for a second term. The CINS Presidency lasts for 3 years, so the second term will commence on 1 January 2017 and end on 31 December 2019….

Guidelines for shipping cargoes in Non-Operating Reefers: Consultation Document

CINS has been co-operating with the Container Owners Association to develop standard Guidelines for the Carriage of Cargo in Non-Operating Reefers. A Draft Document has been prepared and is being sent out to interested CINS and COA Members for consultation. Any CINS Member who would like to review the current draft should contact Patrick Hicks...

6th CINS Members Meeting – Conference Agenda published

The 6th CINS Members Meeting takes place in Copenhagen on Wednesday 17 August 2016. The morning session will focus on information and discussion about CINS projects and activities, together a review of the Organisation’s future strategy….

5th CINS Members Meeting (Tuesday 8 March 2016) – Report 

A total of 25 participants attended the 5th CINS Members Meeting on Tuesday 8 March 2016, generously hosted by MSC at their Geneva HQ. During the morning sessions, the status of current/planned CINS projects was reviewed. In the afternoon, there were three guest presentations:….