Uffe Ernst-Frederiksen, of Maersk Line, has been appointed Chairman of the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) Organisation.
The CINS Organisation is an initiative that was established in 2011 by five of the world’s largest shipping lines; CMA CGM, Evergreen Line, Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk Line and MSC – Mediterranean Shipping Company and is managed by the Container Owners Association (COA).
CINS operates a database system designed to capture key data from the container supply chain. It was established in response to the increasing volume of incidents that regularly disrupt operations and endanger lives, environment and property.
Uffe is Global Head of Cargo Management in the Ship Management Department for Maersk Line Head Quarters in Copenhagen and takes over the post of chairman from Reinhard Schwede of the Cargo Services / Dangerous Cargo Department of Hapag-Lloyd.
“I would like to thank Reinhard for the hard work he has put into developing CINS over the past years” says Uffe. “I am looking forward to further developing CINS with the committee in the coming years.”
CINS was recently awarded the 2013 Containerisation International Award for Corporate Social Responsibility. “It is an honour to receive this award as recognition for the CINS initiative, which all members see as a commitment to their corporate social responsibilities, ” stated the CINS Committee on the day.
The Container Owners Association was founded in November 2004 as an international organisation representing the common interests of all owners of freight containers. It now has more than 160 members, including shipping lines, leasing companies and intermodal operators.