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Physical Surveys

Container and Tank Inspections

Examination of the transport unit for structural serviceability and suitability for cargo carried, proper securing of cargo according to CTU Code advice, cargo damage, leaks, spills and presence of undeclared dangerous goods. Additionally, inspections of units containing dangerous goods include a review of the hazmat (DG) documentation, proper placarding, marking, stowage, securing and segregation to verify regulatory compliance and presence of misdeclared dangerous goods. Inspection information is collected in our worldwide centralized data base for use in report generation, statistical analysis and future targeting.

Container Vessel Loading Certificates

Inspections include Dangerous goods DCM, Stowage and Segregation reviews, recommendations for proper stowage and segregation, ensure all containerized cargo and break bulk cargo is properly secured in accordance with the vessel’s Cargo Securing Manual and Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing. A Certificate of Loading issued by National Cargo Bureau may be accepted by the US Coast Guard as prima facie evidence that the cargo is stowed in conformity with the applicable regulations.

Vessel Hazmat Stowage and Segregation Reviews

Reviews include in-trasit and planned hazmat stowage to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements under IMDG Code Chapter 7 and/or 49CFR Part 176 including vessels Document of Compliance. The reviews can be conducted prior to vessels arrival at the load port or during the start of loading operations. Reviews can also be performed at remote locations via electronic media.

Dangerous Cargo Manifest Reviews

Ensure compliance with 49CFR and/or the IMDG Code including that the information from the Hazmat Shipping Paper has been properly transcribed and that the stowage locations have been properly entered. The reviews can be conducted prior to vessels arrival at the load port or during the start of loading operations. Reviews can also be performed at remote locations via electronic means.

Radioactive and Explosive Cargo Inspections

In addition to a standard hazmat (DG) container inspection, Radioactive inspections include radiation level of each package or container, verifying labels and placards are correctly applied in accordance with applicable regulations under 49CFR and/or IMDG Code, radiation level inspections on board and assisting clients in obtaining U.S. port permits when required.

Along with a standard hazmat container inspection, Explosive inspections include conducting pre-stowage Serviceability of container for suitability, verify intended stowage location, assist clients in obtaining U.S. Port Permits when required, liaising with US Coast Guard Explosive Details when the specific explosive requires such supervision.

Digital Tools

Hazcheck Detect
Cargo screening solution to identify misdeclared and undeclared dangerous goods (DG) and other compliance related cargo.

Hazcheck Web Service
Automated dangerous goods compliance checks delivered via data packages and routines for incorporation into cargo booking, handling, ERP and planning systems.

Hazcheck Online
Web-based dangerous goods compliance check tool for shippers and carriers of dangerous goods

Hazcheck Inspections
Web-based database and access portal for inspection companies to plan and enter details of cargo inspections completed on behalf of container or vessel operators.

Hazcheck Restrictions
Internet portal for management of operator, vessel and port restrictions by shipping lines and ports. Can be integrated with Hazcheck Web Service for incorporation into booking systems for automated checks.

Hazcheck DGL Lite
A free mobile app for those that need quick and easy access to the main IMDG Code classification information contained in the Dangerous Goods List.


One Day Container Packing
CTU & Dangerous Goods packing review – classroom and hands-on application.

CTUpack e-learning
Web-based courses for those involved in the loading and unloading of CTUs.

IMDG Code e-learning
A range of web-based courses for shore side staff developed in collaboration with the International Maritime Organization.

General Awareness Hazmat/Dangerous Goods Recognition e-learning

Dangerous Goods Transport General Awareness course (Including 49CFR) e-learning

General Awareness Hazmat/Dangerous Goods Recognition - classroom

One Day International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code - classroom

Two Day International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code - classroom

Two Day IMDG Code with Vessel Stowage and Segregation - classroom

Three Day IMDG Code with Vessel Stowage and Segregation - classroom

IMDG Code Vessel Stowage & Segregation (Function Specific) - classroom

IMDG Code Marine Terminal - classroom

49 CFR Hazardous Materials Transportation - classroom

Hazardous Materials Regulations - USCG Approved Distance Learning Course (49CFR Parts 100-185)

Shipboard Training - on vessel


Dangerous Goods Process Review and Program Development

Includes an assessment of processes and procedures for the transportation of dangerous goods against industry best practices and compliance with applicable regulatory requirements. Assessment may include interviews with key personnel, site visits, and review of documented processes and procedures based on scope of operations. NCB can further assist with the development or enhancement of a dangerous goods program based on gap analysis / results from these reviews.

Dangerous Goods Program Support

NCB also offers general on going consultative support or specific guidance relating to the transport of dangerous goods.