Dangerous goods movement procedure in South African ports
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..
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is the division of Transnet Limited mandated to control and manage all eight commercial ports on the 2954km South African coastline..
The ports covered are
- Richards Bay
- Port Elizabeth
- East London
- Mossel Bay
- Cape Town &
- Saldanha Bay
TNPA has released procedures for movement of hazardous cargoes in port areas, classing dangerous goods for stay within the port..
The attached notice highlights clearly
- cargoes that must exit the terminal without delay (direct to rail/road truck from ship or direct to ship from rail/road truck) and
- cargo that must be landed and removed (clear the port as soon as possible)
Following these procedures are very important from a port and customers perspective so that necessary handling and transport arrangements maybe made in order for the cargo to be cleared, released and transported safely and within the safety standards..
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