Social responsibility has been a fundamental part of Exis Technologies’ existence for 35 years. Our mission, with the products that we have developed, has been to improve IMDG Code compliance in the transport of dangerous goods by sea. Safety of life and protecting the environment has been an integral part of the company’s ethos. Since becoming part of the NCB Group in 2018, the Safety of Life and Cargo at Sea is the driving force in the development of new industry solutions.
Using data collected by CINS (www.cinsnet.com) and projections based on industry volumes, it is estimated that there are more than 600,000 containers shipped with undeclared DG annually; each container could lead to an incident. Using a similar projection based on container cargo inspection data collected by National Cargo Bureau, it is estimated that there are more than 500,000 containers shipped annually with poorly packaged or stowed DG. Poor packaging or stowing can lead to leaks and/or fires.
We are helping the industry to overcome challenges like misdeclared and undeclared DG that have been around since the beginning of containerisation, with ground breaking solutions like the new cargo screening tool, Hazcheck Detect.
The company’s core beliefs and values lie at the heart of making the maritime environment a safer place.
Mission to Seafarers
Seafarers are a pivotal link to the marine world and the ability to ship and receive goods. The pandemic highlighted for all of us the importance of community and helping those who may be struggling in times of need.
Around the world, The Mission to Seafarers provides help and support to the 1.5 million men and women who face danger every day to keep our global economy afloat. The Mission work in over 200 ports caring for seafarers of all ranks, nationalities and beliefs. Through their global network of chaplains, staff and volunteers we offer practical, emotional and spiritual support to seafarers through ship visits, drop-in centres and a range of welfare and emergency support services.
In December 2021 Exis has made a donation to The Mission to Seafarers South Tees Station (the closest one to our Exis offices) to help to buy Christmas parcels for the Seafarers arriving in ships on the River Tees during the festive period. Assisted by Stella Maris, the largest ship-visiting network in the world, gangway visits were made by the volunteers to deliver clothes, telephone top-up cards, toiletries, chocolates and biscuits.
Would you like to volunteer?
Mission to Seafarers is always looking for new volunteers. Volunteering could be three hours per week, or a fortnight, or a month, whatever fits. If you would like to volunteer please contact Mission for Seafarers directly. https://www.missiontoseafarers.org