ZIM Kingston container loss and container fire onboard – UPDATE

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Further to the incident of ZIM Kingston losing containers overboard and container fire on board, today’s update is that the fire is reported to have been controlled but the vessel … Read more..

ZIM Kingston on fire off the Canadian coast after losing 40 containers at sea

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ZIM Kingston a 4253 TEU capacity container ship built in 2008 flying the Maltese flag is on fire off the coast of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. As per CBC … Read more..

33% of hazardous cargo misdeclarations are willful

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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..

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

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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..

Thousands of containers overboard in worst containership disaster-ONE Apus

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The year 2020 has been disastrous to many in so many many ways with the whole world in a crazy tizz due to the COVID-19 pandemic.. The pandemic aside, even … Read more..

Transnet procedures for hazardous cargoes in South African ports

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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..

Transnet shares concerns on incorrect labelling of hazardous containers

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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..

The hazards of Ammonium Nitrate and 100 years of related disasters

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On the 4th of August 2020, a devastating explosion ripped through the port of Beirut killing more than 135 people and injuring at least 4,000+.. As per news reports, the … Read more..

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

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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..

A day in the life of a Dangerous Goods (DG) Approver

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“A day in the life of…..” is a series of posts which covers activities that happens in a typical day in the life of one of the many on shore … Read more..

Global groups to collaborate on container safety improvements

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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..

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

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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..

Tracking hazardous cargo misdeclarations in real time

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Cargo misdeclaration is nothing new to shipping and has been continuing for years especially in containerised shipments for various reasons.. Apart from the loss of millions of dollars worth of … Read more..

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 … Read more..