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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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..

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..

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