National Cargo Bureau / Exis Technologies

National Cargo Bureau / Exis Technologies

About National Cargo Bureau


The National Cargo Bureau was incorporated as a non-profit organization in May 1952 with a mission of “Safety of Life and Cargo at Sea”. The Bureau was created to render assistance to the United States Coast Guard in discharging its responsibilities under the 1948 International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea which addressed the carriage of Dangerous Goods and Grain cargos for the first time. NCB operates in 18 offices throughout the United States. These locations are supplemented globally by a network of vetted and approved marine surveyors. Exis Technologies, headquartered in Darlington, UK, has been part of the NCB Group since April 2018. Together their not-for-profit mission is the Safety of Life and Cargo at Sea.


About Exis Technologies


Exis, part of the NCB Group, has been a leading supplier of IT compliance systems for the management of dangerous goods in sea transport for over 30 years. Major container shipping lines, ports and shippers have been relying on Hazcheck Systems for regulatory compliance, efficiency and safety in their global operations. In recent years, Exis has developed new solutions with NCB including a portal for sharing operator, vessel and port restrictions among ports and operators; a web-based database and access portal for inspection companies to plan and enter details of cargo inspections; and a cargo screening service to identify misdeclared and undeclared dangerous goods.

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