33% of hazardous cargo misdeclarations are willful

maersk honam TSIB report

The meaning of Declare (verb) is to make known or state clearly, especially in explicit or formal terms; to announce officially; proclaim; to state emphatically; to manifest; reveal; show; When none of the above happens, it is termed as “to misdeclare” or “misdeclaration“.. … Read more here..

Cause and effect of incorrect hazardous declaration and what needs to be done to avoid it

IMDG Code book

In the IMDG Code, many actions are listed but the responsibility to carry out that action may not be specifically assigned to any particular person. The IMDG Code does however … Read more here..

Transnet procedures for hazardous cargoes in South African ports

dangerous goods declaration

As has been covered across various articles on this site, the process of hazardous cargo approval, acceptance and shipment is quite complex and ALL stakeholders involved in the shipment of … Read more here..

Transnet shares concerns on incorrect labelling of hazardous containers

All about hazardous cargo

Undeclared or misdeclared hazardous goods (Dangerous Goods) have been the bane of many vessel operators and shipping lines since the start of carriage of hazardous goods on ships.. The incidents … Read more here..

Findings of the Maersk Honam fire by TSIB – what really happened..

maersk honam TSIB report

On the 6th of March 2018, Maersk Honam, one of Maersk’s ultra-large containerships caught fire in the Arabian Sea while en-route from Singapore to Egypt.. The Singapore registered container ship which … Read more here..

Global groups to collaborate on container safety improvements

Press Release - Shipping and Freight Resource

Five international freight transport and cargo handling organisations are collaborating on the production of new guidance on packing standards for freight containers and other cargo transport units. The Container Owners … Read more here..

What is Dangerous Goods Declaration and who should submit it..??

dangerous goods declaration

The safe carriage of Dangerous Goods requires several considerations, processes of approval, acceptance, carriage protocols and documentation.. For the shipping line/carriers, while containerisation brought along ease of handling cargo, it … Read more here..

Pitfalls of digitalisation in shipping and freight

Opinion Piece

Digitisation, Digitalisation, Digital Transformation are some buzz words that have recently taken the shipping and freight industry by storm.. Let’s take a quick look at what these terms mean and … Read more here..

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