National Cargo Bureau
The IMSBC e-learning course was developed by the National Cargo
Bureau, based in New York, USA. NCB acquired the Exis
Group of companies, including Exis Technologies in May 2018. For
over a decade NCB and Exis have been working together in
containerised dangerous cargo management, most recently in the
development of Hazcheck Inspections, a new web-supported container
cargo inspection tool.
The National Cargo Bureau is a not-for-profit marine
surveying organization charged with assisting the U.S. Coast Guard
with carrying out the provisions of the International Convention
for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).
Exis Technologies Limited is the leading supplier of IT systems
for the management of dangerous goods in sea transport. We have
over 30 years' experience of supporting major shipping lines, ferry
operators, ports and terminals, logistics operators, freight
forwarders, government and regulatory organisations worldwide.
Exis supplies a tailored range of products to the sea transport
chain backed by technical support and consulting services. Our
specialist team combines hazardous materials expertise, quality
assurance and project management skills that deliver the most
efficient and user-friendly systems available.
Exis head office is located in Darlington, UK for IT systems
development, sales and customer support. We have a global
network of distributors representing us in the USA, Europe, Asia,
Australia and South Africa.
Hazcheck Systems for the shipment of dangerous goods by sea are
used by 9 of the top 10 container lines on a global basis to
validate IMDG dangerous goods prior to shipment and many also use
IMDG Code e-learning for their global training programs. Exis
also provides container packing and tank container e-learning
Exis is involved in developing new hazardous goods initiatives
in the shipping community to increase safety in the supply
chain. Exis has recently worked with industry partners to
develop new software systems including a restrictions portal for
container lines/ports and a hazardous goods incidents database.
More about industry partners is available here: /about-us/partners.aspx