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online training for the safe operation of a tank container

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The ITCO Tank Container e-learning course has been developed by ITCO (International Tank Container Organisation) and produced by Exis Technologies.

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International Tank Container Organisation

ITCO, International Tank Container Organisation, was established in 1998, and represents the international tank container industry to the public and to governmental bodies. ITCO supports around 170 members worldwide including operators, lessors, manufacturers, service providers, inspectors and surveyors. The organisation represents around 90 per cent of the global tank container industry fleet capacity.

The ITCO mission is to promote and represent tank containers as a safe, cost-efficient and flexible means of transport. In doing so, ITCO has a strong focus on enhancing technological and business developments including quality, health, safety, environment, and corporate responsibility.


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Exis Technologies

Exis Technologies Limited is the leading supplier of IT systems for the management of dangerous goods in sea transport. We have almost 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.  

Hazcheck Systems are a range of compliance systems based on the IMDG Code for the shipment of dangerous goods by sea.  They are used by 9 of the top 10 container lines on a global basis to validate IMDG dangerous goods prior to shipment.  

Exis has been developing e-learning courses for the transport industry since 2009. IMDG Code e-learning was developed in collaboration with the International Maritime Organzation and is used by 12 of the top 20 container lines for their global training programs, as well as shippers and logistics operations worldwide.  Exis has also developed container packing and container weighing (SOLAS) e-learning courses under the CTUpack e-learning brand in partnership with the TT Club and ICHCA.

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

Exis head office is located in Darlington, UK for IT systems development, sales and customer support.  We have a regional office and data centre (AIMES) in Liverpool, and a global network of distributors representing us in the USA, Europe, Asia, Australia and South Africa.

National Cargo Bureau

New York based National Cargo Bureau (NCB) acquired the Exis Group companies, including Exis Technologies in May 2018. For over a decade the two organisations 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.