Hazardous Information


Hazardous shipments are always subject to prior approval by the shipping line. Approval is always top be renewed, even in the case of regular traffics.
In order to submit the shipment to the shipping line, please provide us with the following documents:
* material safety data sheet
material safety date sheets must always be in french and english plus portugese for all latin america destinations
* hazardous material declaration
Please do not forget that your bls must mention the name and telephone number (during and after hours) of the persons in charge
of the shipment with the consignee and the shipper.



For maritime transport these goods, materials or articles are classified and further divided as follows

IMO Class Description
   
Class1 Explosives
1.1 Substances and articles which have a mass explosion hazard.
 Ex : Black Powder, Nitroglycerine(Desensitized), Dynamite, Most Types of Torpedoes, Mercury Fulminate
1.2 Substances and articles which have a projection hazard but not a mass explosion hazard.
Ex : Fireworks, Some types of Detonating Fuses, Some types of Ammunition
1.3 Substances and articles which have a fire hazard and either a minor blast hazard or a minor projection hazard or both but not a mass explosion hazard.
Ex : Sodium Picramate, Some Liquid and Solid Propellants, and Some Rocket Motors.
1.4 Substances and articles which present no significant hazard.
Ex : Common Fireworks, Toy Caps, Empty Primed Grenades, and Some Small Arms Ammunition
1.5 Very insensitive substances which have a mass explosion hazard.
Ex : E Blasting Agents, Some Type B Blasting Agents, and Very Insensitive Explosive Substances
1.6 Extremely insensitive articles which do not have a mass explosion hazard.
   
Class 2 Gases: Compressed Liquefied or Dissolved under Pressure
2.1 Flammable gases
Ex : Certain Aerosols, Starting Fluids, Butane, Propane, Acetylene, Hydrogen and Cigarette Lighters
2.2 Non-Flammable gases
Ex : Oxygen, Nitrogen, Neon
2.3 Toxic gases
Ex : Fluorine, Chlorine, Hydrogen Cyanide.
   
Class 3 Flammable Liquids
Ex : Diethyl Ether, Carbon Disulfide, Petrol, Acetone, Kerosene.
   
Class 4 Flammable Solids or Substances
4.1 Flammable solids
Ex : Nitrocellulose, Magnesium.
4.2 Substances liable to spontaneous combustion
Ex : Aluminum Alkyls, White Phosphorus.
4.3 Substances which in contact with water emit flammable gases.
Ex : Sodium, Calcium, Potassium.
   
Class 5 Oxidizing Substances (agents) and Organic Peroxides
5.1 Oxidizing substances (agents) by yielding oxygen increase the risk and intensity of fire
Ex : Calcium Hypochlorite, Ammonium Nitrate, Hydrogen Peroxide.
5.2 Organic peroxides - most will burn rapidly and are sensitive to impact or friction
Ex : Benzoyl Peroxides, Cumene Hydro Peroxide.
   
Class 6 Toxic and infectious Substances
6.1 Toxic substances
Ex : Potassium Cyanide, Mercuric Chloride, Hydrofluoric Acid.
6.2 Infectious substances
Ex : Virus Cultures, Pathology Specimens, Used Intravenous Needles.
   
Class 7 Radioactive Substances
Ex : Uranium, Plutonium.
   
Class 8 Corrosives
Ex : Sulfuric Acid, Hydrochloric Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Hydroxide.
   
Class 9 Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles (Marine pollutants which are not of an otherwise dangerous nature are listed in class 9)Flammable Liquids.
Ex : Asbestos, Air-Bag Inflators, Self Inflating Life Rafts, Dry Ice.
   
MHB Materials hazardous only in bulk (The regulations for materials hazardous only in bulk are not applicable to these materials when they are carried in closed freight containers however many precaution may have to be observed