Carriage of dangerous goods by sea – documentation requirements

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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..

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Consequences of incorrect acceptance of hazardous cargo

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..


Vehicles with combustion engines to be shipped as Hazardous cargo

Vehicles with combustion engines to be shipped as Hazardous cargo It has been advised that as per IMDG Code Amendment 35, effective 1st January 2012, all equipment fitted with an internal combustion engine will fall within the scope of the IMDG Code and must be notified to carriers as dangerous goods, UN 3166, Class 9.. A dangerous goods declaration and … Read more here..


Undeclared hazardous cargo and its consequences

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..


How to handle IMCO Class 1 cargo..

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..


Advance Manifest Information for shipments to EU

This is a guest post by Mike Poverello.. It is quite apparent that the mandatory requirement for advance manifest information is gaining momentum. Until now, RSA exporters/carriers have only really had to contend with providing  advanced containerised information to North America – the USA and Canada under the Container Security Initiative arrangement. The EU, will with effect from 1 January 2011 … Read more here..


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