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Hapag-Lloyd the latest to adopt NCB dangerous cargo screening system
09 Jan, 2022

Hapag-Lloyd has adopted National Cargo Bureau's Hazcheck Detect cargo screening tool, becoming the third top-ten carrier, after Maersk and ONE, to do so.

Like other systems of its type, Hazcheck scans bookings for suspicious key words – consignees misdeclaring hazardous cargo to secure cheaper rates are implicated in a number of major ship casualties and the loss of several lives.

"For example, some use 'plant growth regulator' when they wish to circumnavigate using the words 'ammonium nitrate'," Ken Rohlmann, senior director dangerous goods at Hapag-Lloyd, told The Loadstar. "There are thousands of possibilities allowing them to not name what they should."

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