Dangerous Goods Transportation
With its deep understanding of both domestic and international regulations, Netamar provides maritime transport services for your cargos containing hazardous materials. Our adept team, equipped with comprehensive IMDG training and consistently updated on upcoming protocols, can offer pre-transport assistance, conveying essential specialized information concerning your shipments comprising of dangerous substances. For more detailed information, you can contact our team by clicking here.
Services we provide in the transport of dangerous goods:
• Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) check.
• Packaging (UN-coded packaging specific to each hazardous substance)
• Provision of protective material
• Filling of containers, stacking
• Lashing in containers
• Preparation of documentation
• Issuing of Declaration Form Used for the Transport of IMO Dangerous Goods
• Dangerous Goods Acceptance Form (Check List Control)
In addition, your shipments can be packed by our experienced staff and accredited suppliers, if required.
WHICH GOODS CONTAIN DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES?
All solid, liquid or gaseous substances that may pose a risk to health, safety and the environment during transport and are listed as dangerous substances in the IMDG Code or classified under these rules.
The transportation of hazardous substances, which poses a potential risk of sea pollution, is governed by two key international conventions: the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL). These conventions encompass the pertinent sections of the International Transport of Dangerous Chemicals Code (IMDG), which provides the comprehensive regulations for the maritime transport of such substances.
As of 1 January 2004, the IMDG code became mandatory.
The classification and risk definitions of dangerous goods for all types of transport (sea, air, rail, land and inland waterways) are also carried out by the United Nations (UN) Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods.
DANGEROUS GOODS HANDLING REQUIREMENTS
Unless explicitly stated in the Rules, any cargo that does not adhere to the Rules' specifications regarding its definition, classification, packaging, labelling, marking, and mandatory documentation will be deemed unsuitable for sea transportation.
The individuals responsible for shipping dangerous goods on behalf of the carrier or shipper must possess the requisite knowledge as outlined in the rules.
During the transportation process, it is strictly prohibited to utilize uncertified packages and packaging materials that have not been manufactured, reconstructed, or repaired in accordance with the Code's stipulations.