CargoGulf's Dangerous Goods Policy

12 Aug 2022

Dear Valued Customer,

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Goods that are used in daily life can sometimes be classified as dangerous during sea transportation. Below is the link to the list which includes such commodities as propane gas lighters, ordinary wall paint, fireworks, liquor, garden weed-killers, and more.

A number of restrictions apply to transportation for these goods, so they are handled with care to ensure the safety on the sea and on land.

Dangerous goods are categorised into the following categories according to international regulations of IMDG Code (International Maritime Dangerous Goods code):

Category 1: Explosives

  • Substances and articles at risk of mass explosion
  • Substances and goods that have a risk of explosion but no risk of mass explosion
  • Substances and goods that have fire hazard, are at a low risk of explosion, have a minor explosive hazard, or both, but not posing a risk of mass explosion
  • Substances and articles which present no significant hazard
  • Very insensitive material at risk of mass explosion
  • Very insensitive goods with no risk of mass explosion

Class 2: Gases

  • Flammable gases
  • Non-flammable, non-toxic gases
  • Toxic gases

Category 3: Flammable Liquids

Category 4: Flammable Solids

  • Flammable solids, self-reactive substances and desensitised explosives
  • Spontaneous ignitable substances
  • Substances emit flammable gases in contact with water.

Category 5: Oxidising Substances and Organic Peroxides

  • Oxidising substances
  • Organic peroxides

Category 6: Toxic and Infectious Substances

  • Toxic substances
  • Infectious substances

Category 7: Radioactive Material
Category 8: Corrosive Substances
Category 9: Miscellaneous Dangerous Substances and Articles

For safe transport of hazardous materials, we must cover the following points:

  • Packaging and packaging regulations should be strictly followed
  • All packages should be properly tested according to appropriate regulations, packaged in appropriately sized packaging and properly marked
  • Hazardous materials must be properly stowed in containers

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