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As Fires Spike on Boxships, Focus Turns to Dangerous Goods Carriage


(Sam Chambers – Splash 24/7)

Following an above average period of disasters, class society ABS and representatives from the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) have formed a joint industry project to develop best practices for carriage of dangerous goods.

CINS is a shipping line initiative, whose aim is to increase safety in the supply chain, reduce the number of cargo incidents onboard ships and highlight the risks caused by certain cargoes and/or packing failures. CINS’s membership comprises over 80% of the world’s container slot capacity.

ABS has been working with CINS members over the past six months to develop best stowage strategy guidelines. Following a three-month trial, the best practice guidelines are intended to be published on the CINS website www.cinsnet.com. Click here to read more.

Related:

The Dangers of Fires at Sea: Damage to Containerised Cargo (Norton Rose Fulbright)

Dousing the Flames: What Should Be Done to Prevent Fires on Container Ships? (Ship Technology)