The Hazardous and Noxious Substances Convention

The HNS Convention aims to ensure prompt and effective compensation to those who have suffered from damage to person and/or property.  This includes cost of clean up and economic losses resulting from the maritime transport of hazardous and noxious substances.

About HNS Convention


Another step towards entry into force as Slovakia ratifies the 2010 HNS Protocol

Posted: 28/11/2023

  Slovakia has become the latest State to deposit an instrument of accession to the 2010 HNS Protocol, bringing the number of…

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France becomes 7th State to ratify 2010 HNS Protocol

Posted: 23/10/2023

France has become the seventh Contracting State to the 2010 HNS Protocol after it deposited an instrument of accession with the Secretary-General…

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Why France has opted for an online system for the annual reporting of HNS

Posted: 24/06/2020

By: Ministère de la Transition écologique et solidaire

Question: When implementing the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances…

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