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 validation 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 9 of the top 10 global container lines accounting for the validation of in excess of 80% of all global dangerous goods carried by sea.
The need for container lines to co-operate on misdeclared DG and harmonise systems has been a more recent driving force for Hazcheck. In 2020 Hazcheck Detect was launched, a cargo screening system to help shipping lines detect misdeclared and undeclared dangerous goods. This system is now in use with 4 major container carriers.
NCB Hazcheck (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.