Shipping Guide

 

Dangerous Goods Acceptance Procedure

1. Our procedures concerning dangerous goods are based on the following references :

ISM Code
SOLAS regulation
MARPOL convention
IMDG Code
Indonesia Vessel safety rules
International Maritime Organisation
 
2. General Acceptance Conditions
No dangerous goods can be loaded on Asia Global Cargo vessels or vessels freighted by Asia Global Cargo  without prior acceptance of Asia Global Cargo Dangerous Goods Department who will issue acceptance number.

If requested by Lines Management (Lines) all dangerous goods loaded under Asia Global Cargo  Bill of lading on partner's vessels may also request Dangerous Goods Department approval.

Ship Manager/Planner will issue a hazardous booking deadline schedule, all booking requested after the closing time should be submitted to Dangerous Goods Department and Ship Manager/Planner approval before being accepted to client.

Dangerous Goods Department can only accept dangerous goods substances complying with Imo Rules/national and local regulations, Asia Global Cargo  Policy (annexe I), Lines instruction and Ship Manager/Planner comments if particular restrictions due to ships configuration.

Acceptance of hazardous cargoes does not relieve shipper and booking agent of their obligations and agent will be held fully responsible for any consequences arising out of their negligence, or negligence of any person working for them directly or indirectly.
 
3. Hazardous Cargo Request
1. CONSECUTIVE HAZARDOUS REQUEST NUMBER
2. VESSEL NAME AND VOYAGE NUMBER
3. PORT OF LOADING
4. PORT OF DISCHARGE/ PORT OF TRANSHIPMENT/ FINAL DESTINATION
5. TYPE AND SIZE OF CONTAINER
6. NUMBER AND KIND OF OUTER PACKING
7. KIND AND NUMBER (OR CAPACITY) OF INNER PACKING (Information compulsory only if declared in limited quantity and some particular cases)
8. IS OUTER PACKING UN APPROVED (OR EQUIVALENT) YES
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 YES / NO
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)
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After shipper's agreement the customer will receive a dangerous good declaration he will have to supply at the time of loading
4. Asia Global Cargo  dangerous cargo acceptance class by class :
For maritime transport of dangerous goods, materials or articles, the International Maritime Organisation has classified them in 9 classes :

Explosives, gases, flammable liquids, oxidizing substances and organic peroxides, toxic and infectious substances, corrosives and miscellaneous dangerous substance and articles.
 
Class 1
(Explosives)
All
A (1)
Class 2
Gases: Compressed, Liquefied , or Dissolved under pressure
All
A
Class 3
Flammable Liquids
All
A
Class 4.1
Flammable solids
All
A
Class 4.2
Substance liable to spontaneous combustion
All
A
Class 4.3
Substance which emit flammable gases in contact with water
All
A
Class 5.1
Oxidizing substances (agents) by yielding oxygen increase the risk and intensity of fire Other than UN below
A
    Calcium hypochlorite UN 1748/2880/2208 Not Acceptable
Class 5.2
Organic peroxides - most will burn rapidly and are sensitive to impact or friction
All
A
Class 6.1
Toxic substances
All
A
Class 6.2
Infectious substances
All
Not Acceptable
Class 7
Radioactive Substances Other than fissile
A (1)
 
Fissile
Not Acceptable
Class 8
Corrosives
All
A
Class 9
Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles
All
A
All class
  Dangerous waste Not Acceptable
    PSA I at Singapore (or transit) A (1)

A : Acceptable provided comply with international, national & local law rules, port and terminal rules and charter party terms and lines restrictions
A (1) Acceptable on a case by case basis
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* In reefer :
1. No class 6.1 (Toxic substances)
2. Class 3 (Flammable Liquids): Acceptable provided reefer temperature never reaches the safety temperature, if it does, reefer will be kept stopped. Safety temperature is 5\B0C below Flash Point.
3. Other class see line instructions.
4. See also line restrictions.