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


Estonia accedes to the 2010 HNS Protocol

Posted: 17/03/2022

The Republic of Estonia has become the sixth State to accede to the 2010 HNS Protocol, bringing this important treaty one step…

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IMO confirms contributing cargo received in 2019 by the 5 Contracting States to the 2010 HNS Protocol

Posted: 04/05/2021

The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has published a Circular confirming, in accordance with Article 28(2)(a)(ii) of the 2010 HNS Protocol, that he has received the reports on contributing cargo for…

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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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