Container carriers boost efforts against accidents

The 12 container carriers behind CINS, an organization fighting accidents caused by container cargo, are now establishing the organization as an independent organ in order to strengthen the efforts. Packing failure is the major sinner, according to CINS president Uffe Ernst-Frederiksen, from Maersk Line.

After the organization was founded in 2011 with five container carriers, CINS - Cargo Incident Notification System - has decided to establish itself as an independent organization, currently with 12 container carriers as members.

CINS is a cooperation between the large carriers in which members report and exchange information concerning accidents caused by cargo. This could, for instance, be due to packing failures, or because the content of the containers is not packaged well enough. And there is also the risk of dangerous cargo, but numbers from CINS actually show that the major sinner is packing failure or defective packing of the content in the containers.

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