CINS wins prestigious BIC Award

The Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) has won the prestigious Bureau International des Containers (BIC)  2017 BIC Award. Presented annually, the award honors an individual or organization for notable contributions to safety, security, standardization, or sustainability in containerized transportation.  The BIC Award was presented to Ken Rohlmann of Hapag Lloyd, CINS Vice Chairman, and Jean-Christophe Triat of the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), two of the founding members of CINS, in recognition of the work that CINS is doing to share information and improve safety aboard vessels and throughout the supply chain. “CINS is a unique group of international experts, acting independently from any commercial interests, purely driven by the aim to enhance the overall safety for our colleagues on board of our vessels and within the entire transport chain,” said Mr Rohlmann on accepting the Award. The presentation of the 2017 BIC Award was made during the annual meeting of the sub-committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC) at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) headquarters in London. It was presented by Douglas Owen, BIC Secretary General, and Giordano Bruno Guerrini, Chairman of the Board for the BIC. “As a non-profit organization dedicated to safety within the shipping and container industry, BIC welcomes and encourages industry-led initiatives such as CINS,” says Douglas Owen, BIC Secretary General. “We have been particularly impressed with how CINS has brought the industry together to help improve safety throughout the supply chain. We are delighted to recognize this great achievement with a BIC Award.” CINS was established in 2011 by five of the world’s biggest container lines; CMA-CGM,  Evergreen, Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk Line and MSC,...

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.

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.

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….