What is Dangerous Goods

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Dangerous goods (also referred to as Hazardous Cargo) means the substances, materials and articles that are covered by the IMDG Code and is cargo that is considered to be hazardous because of its flammable, corrosive, poisonous nature or other properties..

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Dangerous goods movement procedure in South African ports

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Transnet National Ports Authority in South Africa has released procedures for movement of hazardous cargoes in port areas, classing dangerous goods for stay within the port..

The ports covered are Richards Bay, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Ngqura, East London, Mossel Bay, Cape Town & Saldanha Bay

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Participate in the flexitank debate!

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Participate in the flexitank debate! Date: 03/07/2013 Source: TT Talk 176 Flexitanks have been around for decades, but their use has expanded rapidly. The industry has sought to enhance standards over the recent years and currently is developing a standard for manufacturing and testing of single-use flexitanks. Take the opportunity to comment. During the last decade the COA (Container Owners Association) has … Read more here..


Eugen Maersk fire revives concerns about misdeclared cargo

A valid concern regarding the declaration and stowage of cargo on container ships.. There have been far too many incidents of late relating to ship accidents as can be seen from below infographic provided courtesy of WWF..                     Carrier investigates whether box contents listed as household goods were hazardous. A FIRE that … Read more here..


Can you trust Safety Data Sheets..??

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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..


What name should your cargo be known by in a hazardous shipment..??

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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..


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