EXPORTING DANGEROUS GOODS FROM THE USA BY SEA
All shipments containing materials that are considered to be hazardous by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) are subject to surcharges and accepted after approval and rate confirmation only. Surcharges for shipping hazardous materials are based on type of cargo, volume and weight.
In order to define Dangerous Goods when booking, filer must indicate at least UN#, IMO Class, Flash point & Packing group in commodity descriptions field in our on-line booking form for the approval by carrier.
Notice:Most carriers will not approve dangerous goods other than classes 3, 8 & 9.
- UN number stands for United Nations number.
The UN number is a four-digit number assigned to a potentially hazardous material (such as gasoline, UN 1203) or class of materials (such as corrosive liquids, UN 1760). These numbers are used by firefighters and other emergency response personnel for identification of materials during transportation emergencies. UN (United Nations) numbers are internationally recognized.
- IMO (International Maritime Organization)dangerous goodsclass, i.e.:
Class 1. Explosives
Class 2. Gases
Class 3. Flammable Liquids
Class 4.1. Flammable Solids or Substances
Class 4.2. Flammable solids
Class 4.3. Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases
Class 5.1. Oxidizing substances (agents) by yielding oxygen increase the risk and intensity of fire
Class 5.2. Organic peroxides - most will burn rapidly and are sensitive to impact or friction
Class 6.1. Toxic substances
Class 6.2. Infectious substances
Class 7. Radioactive Substances
Class 8. Corrosives
Class 9. Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles
Flash point is the lowest temperature at which the material can catch fire.
Packing group means a grouping according to the degree of danger presented by hazardous materials. Packing Group I indicates great danger; Packing Group II, medium danger; Packing Group III, minor danger.
If Dangerous Goods are defined then consigner must be ready to provide at least (but not limited) the following information before cargo will be accepted for shipping:
- Proper Shipping Name/Technical Name;
- IMO Class/Division;
- UN Number;
- Packaging Group;
- Control and Emergency Temperature (if applicable);
- Marine Pollutant (if applicable);
- Flashpoint (In Celcius c.c.);
- Weight and Number of Packages;
- EmS No.
- and MFAG Table No.;
- Poisonous by Inhalation (if applicable);
- Reportable quantity (if applicable)
All Items should be listed in the order described in the IMDG Code, section 9.3
NOTICE: It is the shipper's (exporter's) responsibility to declare and provide the necessary and correct documentation for shipping hazardous materials. If shipments are held by the carrier or Customs because of containing hazardous materials and/or incorrect or missing documentation we may notify consigner in order to resolve the problem directly with the carrier or Customs. iQ GLOBAL LOGISTICS CORP DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY CLAIMS RELATED TO FILING INSUFFICIENT SHIPPING DOCUMENTATION. Hazardous shipments may require more transit time.
BELOW IS A COMMON DANGEROUS GOODS ACCEPTANCE PROCEDURE BY A CARRIER:
Hazardous Cargo Request
1/ CONSECUTIVE HAZARDOUS REQUEST NUMBER
2/ VESSEL NAME AND VOYAGE NUMBER
3/ PORT OF LOADING
4/ PORT OF DISCHARGE I PORT OF TRANSSHIPMENT I FINAL DESTINATION
5/ TYPE AND SIZE OF CONTAINER
6/ NUMBER AND KIND OF OUTER PACKING
7/ KIND AND NUMBER (OR CAPACITY) OF INNER PACKING
8/ Is OUTER PACKING UN APPROVED (OR EQUIVALENT)
9/ UN NUMBER / CLASS /ADDITIONAL LABELS
10/ CORRECT SHIPPING NAME FOR HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE
(Including chemical Hazardous Content name giving rise to hazard for NOS)
11/ GROSS / NET WEIGHT (Kgs)
12/ FLASH POINT (minimum in Celsius)
13/ MARINE POLLUANT
14/ EMS & MFAG (if not given by IMDG Code, shipper to provide recommendation)
15/ ADDITIONAL DETAIL (exemption/special permit/certificates control/weathering certificate, etc.)
16/ SOLID / LIQUID / GAS
17/ EMCT (Emergency Call Telephone Number) (for US regulated port)
18/ CONTAINER NUMBER (if possible at this ship)
*** YOU MAY COPY, PASTE AND PRINT THE SAMPLE OF HAZARDOUS CARGO REQUEST ***
Shipper’s Name Address and Phone Number:
S/S BOOKING NUMBER: _________________
NVO BOOKING NUMBER: _________________
LOAD PORT: ___________________________
DISCHARGE PORT: _____________________
CONTAINER NUMBER: ___________________
TYPE AND NUMBER OF CONTAINER: ________
Proper Shipping Name: ____________________________________________
Technical Name: __________________________________________________
IMO CLASS/DIVISION: ________________ UN NUMBER: __________________
PACKAGING GROUP: __________________ PLACARDS: ___________________
FLASHPOINT IN CELSIUS CC: ______ ERG NO: ______ QUANTITY: __________
PKGS: ___________ TYPE: ___________ WGT (KG): _________ CFT: ________
24 HOUR EMERGENCY NUMBER: ____________________ CONTACT: _________
THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE NAMED MATERIALS ARE PROPERLY CLASSIFIED, DESCRIBED, PACKAGED, MARKED AND LABELED AND ARE IN PROPER CONDITION FOR TRANSPORTATION ACCORDING TO THE APPLICABLE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION
EMERGENCY CONTACT _______________________________________________
I hereby declare that the contents of this consignment are fully and accurately described above by the correct technical name(s) (proper shipping name(s)), and are classified, packaged, marked and labeled/placarded, and are in all respects in proper condition for transport according to applicable international and national governmental regulations.
Shipper’s Signature/Date ______________________________________________
** Must be legibly signed manually, by typewriter, or other mechanical means **
IT IS DECLARED THAT THE PACKING OF THE CONTAINER HAS BEEN CARRIED OUT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF 12.3.7 OF SECTION 12 OF THE GENERAL INTRODUCTION OF THE IMDG CODE.
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For complete information please refer to 49 CFR Parts 100 – 185 The Hazardous Material Transportation Regulations (HMR) athttp://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-table-search.html#page1