Hazcheck Systems date back to the 1980’s when Exis began its focus on improving the use of the IMDG Code in sea transport by developing a computerised version which gave operators fast ‘yes/no’ answers to DG questions. Hazcheck has simplified IMDG Code classification, packaging, segregation, stowage and documentation for every link in the sea transport chain for the past 35 years. It has been implemented by most of the major container lines, a share that has climbed to 80% today.
The need for container lines to co-operate on misdeclared DG and harmonise systems has been a more recent driving force for Hazcheck. Established in 2011 by five major container lines and developed by Exis, the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) was launched, a major industry collaboration to reduce DG incidents at sea. In 2018 Exis became part of the NCB Group and in 2020 we launched Hazcheck Detect a cargo screening system to help detect misdeclared and undeclared dangerous goods.
Exis and the National Cargo Bureau have been working together on several other Hazcheck initiatives over the past decade including Hazcheck Inspections, a web database and portal for planning, recording and analyzing container inspections and the development of common inspection standards.
The NCB Group will continue their development of Hazcheck Systems with our partners and customers to improve safety in the supply chain as part of our not for profit mission Safety of Life and Cargo at Sea.