Are table tennis balls considered Dangerous Goods..?? You may wonder why is this even a question as it is a teeny tiny table tennis that many people from children to adults use in schools, colleges, resorts, community centers etc etc.. Well, as per Shashi Kallada this question has been asked many times by shippers, carriers, ports and forwarders for … Read more here..
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Abuse of Safety Data Sheets for cargo bookings is uncomfortably frequent. A recent TT Club claim relating to a fire onboard a ship highlighted a number of issues. Take utmost care with what is presented and be proactive in warning customers of their legal obligations – and potential penalties. Anecdotal evidence suggests that abuse of Safety Data Sheets (SDS or … Read more here..
Proper Shipping Name, Technical Name, Chemical Name, Trade Name are some of the names your cargo is classified into when shipping hazardous cargo.. A lot of improper declarations and incorrect names are known to have been used when filling out a hazardous request/declaration.. What name should your cargo be known by in a hazardous shipment..?? Let me try to clarify … Read more here..
There have been many many instances of damage to ship, cargo and lives due to the improper declaration and handling of dangerous goods (hazardous cargo)..
Through this very important article I hope to give a clear picture on the documentary requirements from a shipping perspective and the process of the hazardous cargo applications and the declarations that go with it..
Please read carefully and share with all the people involved in the handling and transportation of such goods..
In this blog, across the many articles that i have written, i have made several references to hazardous cargoes, documentation for hazardous cargoes, safety measure for hazardous cargoes, and consequences of non-declaration of hazardous cargoes etc.. I cannot emphasise this topic enough because it is just so important.. Here is a real life case where a shipping line incorrectly confirms … Read more here..
Please see below article pertaining to the grounding of the m.v.Rena off the coast of New Zealand which has now been found to have been carrying some undeclared hazardous cargo.. I strongly agreee with what Mike Povorello has said in his article http://mpoverello.wordpress.com/2011/11/26/non-declaration-of-hazardous-containers/ about the same issue.. Eveyone at EVERY position/link in the chain has to take responsibilities and check … Read more here..
In my previous article Hazardous Cargo, we had a brief look into Class 1 cargoes.. Below is a guest post by Bentley Cook about how to handle IMCO Class 1 cargo and dispel the taboo surrounding this cargo.. Who is Bentley Cook..?? Bentley Cook is a veteran of 37 years in the shipping industry having worked for the likes of … Read more here..