National Cargo Bureau appoints James Douglas as CEO of group company Exis Technologies, 20 July 2020
The National Cargo Bureau (NCB) - a US inspection body
authorized to certify compliance with Dangerous Goods regulations -
has appointed James Douglas to the position of Chief Executive
Officer of their group company Exis Technologies, effective
immediately. Exis, based in the UK, was purchased by NCB in April
2018 and has been a leader in the development of IT systems for the
management of dangerous goods in sea transport for over 30
James who was previously commercial director at Exis for 11
years said, "I am honoured to have been elected as CEO of Exis
Technologies. It is a privilege to be part of an organization with
a clear and driven focus on what it wants to achieve for the safety
of the global shipping industry. Since becoming part of the NCB
Group together NCB and Exis have been able to realize synergies
across our offerings and become a stronger organization. I look
forward to working closely with NCB moving forward to advance their
mission of Safety of Life and Cargo at Sea as outlined in NCB's
recent white paper which calls for a comprehensive, holistic
approach to enhance safety and address the carriage of undeclared,
misdeclared and other non-compliant dangerous goods."
Exis Technologies and NCB have been working on several new
initiatives to help improve safety in the supply chain including
Hazcheck Detect, a cargo screening solution to identify misdeclared
and undeclared dangerous goods (DG) and other compliance related
cargo, Hazcheck Restrictions a data portal for shipping lines and
ports, and Hazcheck Inspections, a container inspection system.
Exis provides the IT and systems expertise to help deliver tools to
help ensure the safe transport by sea of dangerous goods.
"We will face new opportunities and challenges in the future and
we are delighted to announce that James Douglas will step into the
role of CEO of Exis to strengthen our position moving forward.
James has been an integral member of the board at Exis over the
past 11 years with his passion for the shipping industry and the
improvement of the safety of dangerous goods in sea transport,"
said Ian J Lennard, President, NCB.
Ian continued, "In the short time that Exis and NCB have joined
forces we have made a significant contribution to our shared
mission of SAFETY OF LIFE AND CARGO AT SEA. We are now widely
recognized as a complete not-for-profit safety oriented
organization. There is no surveying organization that can bring the
IT capabilities that Exis brings and there is no IT organization
that can bring the surveying capabilities that NCB brings. We are
clearly a stronger organization together."
James Douglas, new CEO of Exis Technologies