CDI-M was created in 1994 by the chemical industry for the chemical industry in order to constantly improve the safety and quality performance of marine bulk transportation for the chemical industry; and to provide chemical companies with cost effective systems for risk assessment, thus assisting their commitment to Responsible Care and the Code of Distribution Management Practice
CDI-M now provides annual inspection reports on the world fleet of chemical and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) tankers with over 900 ship owners and over 5000 ships participating in the scheme. The inspections are conducted by over 100 globally CDI-M Accredited inspectors located in ports around the world. CDI-M provides a single set of reliable and consistent inspection data which chemical companies can use with confidence in their risk reduction process.
CDI-M makes charges for its service sufficient only to cover costs of its management and operations. Participating chemical companies, pay an annual subscription based on the number of ships they charter and a nominal access fee for each report taken from the database. There are no participation charges for ship owners.
Non-Chemical companies with a legitimate interest in the operation and technical condition of a ship may apply to be a non-voting associate participant, allowing them electronic access to ship reports.
Ships having a CDI-M report on the active database are listed on EQUASIS (European Quality Shipping Information System). Port State Control Memoranda participating in EQUASIS may be granted access to extract statutory information from the ship inspection reports on the active database free of charge
IMPCAS was formed in 2002 and is probably the largest scheme of its kind in the world. IMPCAS was formed by the chemical industry for the chemical industry in order to constantly improve the safety and quality performance of chemical transportation in containers and to provide chemical companies with cost effective systems for risk assessment, thus assisting their commitment to Responsible Care and the Code of Distribution Management Practice
With over 100 auditors based in the major container handling ports, IMPCAS was developed to provide audit reports on each category of “Logistic Service Provider” (LSP) involved in the entire marine distribution supply chain. The scheme extends to include: “Container Shipping Companies”, “Container Ships”, “Tank Container Operators”, “Container Freight Stations”, “Freight Forwarders”, “Agents”, and “Container Terminals”.
IMPCAS makes no annual subscription charges to access an active IMPCAS report; this is included at no additional cost within the CDI-Marine annual subscription fee. (CDI only charges sufficient for its service sufficient only to cover costs of its management and operations). Participating chemical companies, only pay a nominal access fee for each IMPCAS report taken from the database; (although Shipping Agent reports are accessible without an access fee). There are no participation charges for any of the Logistic Service Providers (LSP’s).