HNS Finder search tool updated with latest data and improved search function

Posted: 04/08/2023

The HNS Finder, the online HNS search tool, has undergone a thorough review, both in terms of its content and its search functionality, resulting in a number of updates and improvements being introduced. The new version is now available here.

The Finder is aimed at facilitating the identification of HNS contributing cargo by entities liable to submit reports under the 2010 HNS Convention.  It has been in operation since 2011 and has been updated regularly by the IOPC Funds’ Secretariat. This latest version (version 13) is to be used for the reporting calendar year 2022.

As more States look to ratify or accede to the 2010 HNS Convention, it is important that such tools are developed and maintained and that every assistance is provided to ensure that the practical requirements, such as reporting, are no longer considered obstacles to the Convention entering into force.

The IOPC Funds continues to carry out its role in promoting this important Convention, preparing for its entry into force and for the first session of the HNS Fund Assembly.  The Secretariat remains available to assist States and other interested stakeholders with any questions they may have relating to the legislative process, the practicalities of reporting, implementation of the Convention or any other related queries.