The reporting obligation applies only to HNS substances carried in bulk (and thus not to packaged goods).
Furthermore, the reporting obligation applies only if a company has, within the calendar year concerned, received one or more of the following:
What are HNS substances?
HNS substances (Hazardous and Noxious Substances) are the potentially hazardous and noxious substances that are covered by section 212 of the merchant shipping act and by the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea (HNS Convention).
- liquefied natural gas of light hydrocarbons with methane as the main constituent (LNG)
- at least 150,000 tonnes of heavy oil
- at least 15,000 tonnes of other HNS substances