A car, when burns, leaves nothing but its Skelton and emit toxic flames. It contains flammable fluid, gas, corrosive batteries, airbags, seat belts, may be extinguisher, air-conditioning gas, pneumatic or hydraulic components. Together when they go up in flame it can result in catastrophic fire, explosion and damage, especially in confined areas or in a shipping container. Continue reading
Some readers of this blog had contacted me for sample copy of “Shippers Declaration for Hazardous and/or Non-hazardous Vehicles” or asking what format it should be. There is no specific format for this. The letter itself is not a mandatory requirement but some lines may ask as a confirmation. You may prepare the letter in … Continue reading
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Deodorants can be deadly, it has caused fire, explosion, death due to improper usage. Cars have gone up in flame due to deodorant left in it. Inhaling solvents in the deodorant may cause cardiac abnormality.
Whether you transport aerosols or not, following below precautionary statements while using/storing your body sprays, insecticides sprays and other aerosols can prevent you from injury or fire. Continue reading
Dusts of coal, sugar, starch, grain, milk powder, cocoa, coffee etc. can cause explosion. If the suspended dust concentration makes visibility of light bulb very cloudy then you can consider you are standing inside a bomb. Continue reading
A poorly packed container exposes transport workers and ship staff to risk additionally they pose risk to other cargo, equipment and environment.
IMDG Code Training certificates, issued by Shashi Kallada, listed in alphabetical order of name of organization.
Those who have not undertaken refresher training for IMDG Code 37-14 shall undertake same before 31st Dec 2015 or before handling dangerous goods according to this amendment. Continue reading
Rules regulating transport of Dangerous Goods by roads within India is promulgated through Hazardous Substances (Classification Packaging and Labelling) Rules, 2011 and The Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989. Continue reading
When feeds or other edible substances intended for consumption by humans or animals, foodstuff, is loaded it will require segregation ‘separated from’ toxic, radioactive and corrosive dangerous goods and Dangerous goods….. Continue reading
Stowage of dangerous goods on board container ships are decided by two factors, Document of Compliance and IMDG Code. IMDG Code sets forth the Stowage and Segregation Rules which is executed on each vessel according to the Document of Compliance issued to her. Document of Compliance is issued to a vessel if it meets the requirements of SOLAS Regulation II-2/19, Construction – Fire protection, fire detection and fire extinction (Carriage of Dangerous Goods). Continue reading
It is not always terrorists who may attack, a protest rally by political parties may turn violent torching vehicles and buildings which if have dangerous goods will multiply into catastrophic damage and loss of lives. Continue reading
Since its inception in 1965, IMDG Code has evolved revising its regulations for safety of life at sea and the provisions to prevent marine pollution. From four volumes, running through more than 10,000 pages, the Code changed the format and became more user friendly two volumes from 30th amendment published in the year 2000. Continue reading
Port authorities must formulate special plans for keeping these classes when necessary under special safety, emergency response and security measures. Class 6.2, Infectious substances, must only be handled as direct loading or delivery, never be kept in port areas. Continue reading
When it comes to consolidation of dangerous goods and non- dangerous goods, in same container, IMDG Code places the responsibility on the shoulders of consignor or the person responsible for packing the goods Continue reading
If a chemical can alter the taste of seafood then it is MARINE POLLUTANT!
Annex III of MARPOL, entered into force on 1st July 1992, deals with “Prevention of Pollution by Harmful Substances Carried by Sea in Packaged Form”. Today, the number of contracting parties and states to Annex III is 138, which accounts to 97.59% of the World Tonnage. Continue reading
‘Good things come in small packages’. The provisions of Limited Quantities was introduced in IMDG Code in the 90’s. The lesser quantity Dangerous Goods packed in good, robust packaging pose lesser risks during transport than the same goods packed in larger volumes. On the basis of this, lesser risk, shippers are given some exemptions from certain other provisions of IMDG Code when shipping Dangerous Goods in Limited Quantities. Continue reading
IMDG Code requires certain substances to be transported under temperature control due to the properties of these substances to undergo a self-accelerating decomposition, possibly of explosive violence, when the temperature exceeds a certain value. Self-accelerating decomposition temperature (SADT) means the lowest temperature at which a self-accelerating decomposition may occur for a substance in the packaging … Continue reading
The operations being carried out was disposing of rejected detonators in an open ground. Four of the injured has suffered more than 36 percent burn injuries. Explosion is said to have happened while deactivating the expired detonators. Continue reading
IMDG Code e-learning is a cost-effective training course for shore side staff involved in dangerous goods handling and transport by sea. It was developed in collaboration with the International Maritime Organization and is used by 12 of the top 20 container lines Continue reading
Any space which has limited openings for entry and exit, inadequate ventilation and not designed for continuous worker occupancy is an Enclosed Space.
A Shipping container meets the definition of, and is, an enclosed space! A container may have oxygen depleted or enriched atmosphere, further, due to the presence of dangerous goods, may have, corrosive, toxic or flammable atmosphere.
The wall of the sludge storage tank filled with toxic mix of chemicals such as chromium sulphate, sulphuric acid, ammonia, sodium chloride breached flooding the area where workers were asleep. Continue reading
For every consignment of Dangerous Goods, ‘Dangerous Goods Transport Information’ must be provided. This is a requirement as per Regulation 4 of SOLAS Chapter VII Part A and Regulation 4 of MARPOL 73/78, Annex III. There are exceptions for certain goods. Continue reading
For Dangerous Goods acceptance, in general, main ports will be closed from 18-Feb to 24-Feb while inland/barge ports will be closed earlier on 13-Feb and will reopen on 2-Mar. For dry cargo, port operations will be slowed down, meanwhile some mother vessels will cancel sailing or omit Chinese ports due to Lunar New Year Holiday … Continue reading
Consignment procedures of dangerous goods is nothing but procedures for communicating hazard involved in dangerous goods while in transport. The potential hazard, specific nature of goods requiring segregation, stowage conditions etc. are communicated through marks, labels, placards and document. A dangerous goods which is correctly classified, identified with proper shipping name and appropriately packed but … Continue reading
The Amendment 37-14 digital IMDG Code products (Windows, Web, Intranet and e-reader) are now available to purchase from the IMDG Support website: http://www.imdgsupport.com/imdg_code_for_windows.asp?mode=buy. They can be purchased at the Amdt 36-12 price if the order is placed for delivery before 1 March 2015. Amendment 37-14 of the IMDG Code can be used from 1 January … Continue reading
If you are looking to purchase IMDG Code 37th amendment or any other IMO publication you may look for authorized distributors in below link Continue reading
For stability during transport the rule for liquids is either the tank be filled above 80% or below 20%. The most dangerous surge of liquid effecting the stability of vehicles on road is when liquid level is between 40 to 60%. To transport liquids between 20 to 80% baffle tanks need to be used. Baffle tanks have transverse surge plates fitted inside for longitudinal stability. Continue reading
Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year 2015 ! Continue reading
UK Civil Aviation Authority’s Video “Posting Lithium Batteries in the Mail” is very useful for us to know the basic dangers of sending equipment containing lithium batteries (ECLB) by post. Always check with your postal service before sending lithium batteries by post. Read more about Lithium Batteries from Universal Postal Union
IMDG Code 36th / 37th Amendment Basic and Advanced level of Training scheduled for end January 2015 and mid February 2015 respectively at Navi Mumbai. Target Audience: Sales and Booking staff of Shippers, Freight Forwarders and Shipping Lines, Operation Teams of Shippers, Freight Forwarders, CFS & Ports For enquiry and Registration fill up below form … Continue reading
Today much is been discussed about tumbling Brent crude price and its effect on global economy. While Indians will hail the falling price Venezuelans & Russians will look gloomy. Crumbling Russian rubles and many crying not being translated to cheaper fuel for their cars and bikes is filling the limited pages of newsprint. Continue reading
A question which comes to many of us while marking dangerous goods packages is ‘how and where technical name is to be marked on these packages’. Continue reading
When ingested Zinc Phosphide reacts with water and gastric acid to produce phosphine a highly toxic gas which effects almost all vital organs and central nervous system. Continue reading
Today, 25th September, is observed as World Maritime day. The theme for this year is “IMO conventions: effective implementation” I take this opportunity to encourage the stake holders who are involved in transport of Dangerous Goods in Packaged from by Sea to adopt and implement two of the most important conventions of IMO, International … Continue reading
For enabling effective Emergency Response Measures in the event of spillage and fire involving dangerous goods on board ships, regulation VII/ 4.2 of SOLAS 1974, as amended, and regulation 4.2 of Annex III of MARPOL 73/78 and section 22.214.171.124 of IMDG Code requires a special list, manifest or stowage plan with information of Dangerous Goods, … Continue reading
Special Provision 274 assigned to Generic and Not Otherwise Specified (N.O.S.) entries in Model Regulations requires the shipper to supplement the Proper Shipping Name (PSN) with Technical Name on the Packages (marking) and in shipping papers (Dangerous Goods Declaration). ‘What’ must supplement the proper shipping name and ‘Why’ this is required. What The Generic and … Continue reading
A coconut can fall and hit you on the head, And if it falls from high enough can kind of knock you dead Dead beneath the coconut palms, that’s the life for me! =Frederick Seidel A beautiful concubine of King Tetui of Mangala (Cooks Island) died tragically while walking under palm trees. … Continue reading
This short survey is looking for feed back from shippers, forwarders, shipping lines and others in maritime transport industry for their concerns on various types of batteries in transport. The result and questions raised will be used to publish a comprehensive article explaining regulatory aspects of transporting batteries by sea Click here to start … Continue reading
16th July 2014 CSB released their final case study on metal dust explosion (December 9, 2010) which resulted in three deaths and one injury. The facility milled and processed scrap titanium and zirconium metal. CSB findings reveal that solid organic materials and most metals will cause explosion if the particle size is small enough and … Continue reading
These products, in storage, release a small amount of hydrocarbon vapour; rate of release increase in elevated temperature. The requirement of stowage on board ships is “Protected from sources of heat. When stowed under-deck, mechanical ventilation shall be in accordance with SOLAS regulation II-2/19 (II-2/54) for flammable liquids with flashpoint below 23°C c.c. and Segregation … Continue reading
Ever since entry for Formic Acid came into IMDG Code as UN 1779, Class 8 subsidiary risk Class 3, FORMIC ACID with more than 85% acid, by mass, the confusion on flash point is tagging along. Some Shippers offer UN 1779 8/3 FORMIC ACID with flash point above 60 Deg C.c.c. and Shipping Line’s Dangerous … Continue reading
This article is in conjunction with articles ‘Booking validation’ by Brian McIver & ‘Dangerous Goods – Rejection by Shipping Lines’ by Shashi Kallada World over most shippers are in dark wondering what makes the delay for a shipping line to revert with acceptance of a dangerous goods shipment request or what checks are being done … Continue reading
Shippers across the globe has sometimes experienced rejection of their dangerous goods bookings with different shipping lines. What are the reasons for a shipping line to reject a dangerous goods booking submitted to it or at the time of loading? There may be varying reasons for a shipping line to reject a booking. This … Continue reading
IMDG Code 37th amendment will come in print by October 2014. Countries, shipper &, shipping lines can adopt IMDG Code 37th amendment in whole or in part on a voluntary basis as from 1 January 2015. From 1st January 2016 IMDG Code 37th amendment will become mandatory. What is new? New section for Lamps … Continue reading
Question asked by many is Whether UN 3077, ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, SOLID, N.O.S. & UN 3082 ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, LIQUID, N.O.S. can only be used for marine pollutants? or Why there is no letter P in dangerous goods list identifying these entries as marine pollutant? For guidance If a substance meet the provisions of … Continue reading
Originally posted on Labelmaster Blog Old:
The April 2014 issue of Inbound Logistics Thought Leaders features Labelmaster’s Vice-President of Software & Services, Forest Himmelfarb discussing Efficient and Compliant Hazmat Shipping. To learn more visit: http://www.inboundlogistics.com/cms/article/efficient-and-compliant-hazmat-shipping-today-you-can-have-both/
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued an Emergency Order which requires all railroad trains carrying large amount of Bakken Crude oil to issue notification to inform State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCs) about the operations of said trains through their states. FRA, Federal Railroad Administration and PHMSA, Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration, has … Continue reading
In Indian city of Ujjain a fireworks factory caught fire killing 15 and seriously injuring many. Death toll is 15. The factory caught fire at around 1645 hours on 3rd May. Read news at http://www.ndtv.com/article/others/ujjain-cracker-factory-fire-probe-ordered-after-15-die-owner-detained-518046 http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/fire-at-ujjain-cracker-factory-kills-15/1/358900.html
Originally posted on Officer of the Watch:
The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal Wrecks will enter into force on 14 April 2015 following the deposit, on 14 April 2014, of an instrument of ratification by Denmark, with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Among several provisions, the Convention will place financial responsibility for the removal…