What are the major reasons for misdeclared or undeclared dangerous goods?

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In the past few years, we have seen a large number of maritime disasters such as catastrophic fires onboard ships mostly due to misdeclared and undeclared dangerous goods.

Some of the vessels which had major fires in the year 2019 are Yantian Express, APL Vancouver, E.R. Kobe, Grande America, KMTC Hong Kong, APL Le Havre.

Most of the cases involving leakage, fires, cargo damage is linked to undeclared, misdeclared or poorly packed containers.

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Shipping lines get tough on dangerous goods misdeclaration

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Gatvol (ˈxʌtˌfɒl) is a commonly used South African term meaning “fed up” or “I have had it up to here”.. This is seems to be the mood in the Hapag Lloyd camp as they recently announced hefty fines for misdeclaration of dangerous goods..

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Tips for Safe and Effective Shipping of Potentially Hazardous Materials

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Many business owners jump straight into nationwide and international shipments — even with potentially hazardous goods.

Yet, with your venture being liable if things go wrong, it’s necessary to continually look for ways to ensure packages arrive at their destination safely and effectively.

Here are some tips you can follow over the coming months to help you with this.

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The process of hazardous cargo approval, acceptance and shipment

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On this blog there are many articles relating to hazardous goods or dangerous goods, various types of hazardous cargoes and other information relating to the shipping of this special cargo..

It all begins with a hazardous cargo approval and in this article, I will explain how the hazardous cargo approval and cargo acceptance process works between the customer and the shipping line..

It is imperative that the shipper and all parties involved in the transportation of hazardous goods follow the due processes for the acceptance of hazardous cargo and do due diligence before approval of hazardous cargo as many lives depend on this..

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What are the mandatory details required for the transportation of hazardous cargo by road..??

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Hazardous goods can be defined as materials or items with hazardous properties which if not properly controlled, may present a potential hazard to human and animal health and safety, the environment and infrastructure..

Hazardous goods must be classified, packaged, marked, labelled and packed as per the regulations set out by the IMDG Code by the International Maritime Organisation and also needs to be handled with utmost care and consideration of its dangerous nature..

Any misdeclaration, miscommunication or incorrect documentation could have severe consequences and could prove disastrous to human lives on shore or on a ship..

We all need to understand that Dangerous Goods or Hazardous Goods have been given this name for a reason..

In this article we discuss the mandatory details required for the transportation of hazardous cargo by road.. Are the transporters taking these requirements seriously..?? Join the discussion..

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Are table tennis balls considered Dangerous Goods..??

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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..

Are Dangerous Goods loaded in specific holds in a ship

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This is a question that I have received a couple of times on my blog and I was quite happy when I saw Shashi Kallada covered this question elaborately on his blog (IMDG Code Compliance Centre)..

Today I am sharing the answer to this question with all of you below..

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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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