Dangerous Cargo

Dangerous goods acceptance procedure

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

  • ISM Code;
  • SOLAS regulation;
  • MARPOL convention;
  • IMDG Code;
  • French Vessel safety rules;
  • International Maritime Organization.

General Acceptance Conditions

No dangerous goods can be loaded on CNC vessels or vessels freighted by CNC without prior acceptance of Dangerous Cargo Office in HKG who will issue acceptance number.

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

Ship Manager/Planner will issue a hazardous booking deadline schedule or hazardous cargo requests must be submitted at least 48 hours prior vessel arrived (FAS delay is reduced to 24 hours). All exceptional booking requested after the closing time should be submitted to Dangerous Cargo Office and Ship Manager/Planner approval before being accepted to client.

Booking agent cannot accept dangerous goods booking before being accepted by Dangerous Cargo Office.

Dangerous Cargo Office can only accept dangerous goods substances complying with Imo Rules/national and local regulations, CMA CGM Group Policy (see below), Lines instructions 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.

Hazardous Cargo Request

  1. CONSECUTIVE HAZARDOUS REQUEST NUMBER;
  2. VESSEL NAME;
  3. VOYAGE NUMBER;
  4. PORT OF LOADING;
  5. PORT OF DISCHARGE;
  6. FINAL DESTINATION;
  7. PORT OF TRANSHIPMENT (if POD is different from FD);
  8. ROUTING (if POD different from FD and Port of origin is different from POL);
  9. TYPE AND SIZE OF CONTAINER;
  10. NUMBER AND KIND OF OUTER PACKING;
  11. KIND AND NUMBER (OR CAPACITY) OF INNER PACKING (Information compulsory only if declared in limited quantity and some particular cases);
  12. IS OUTER PACKING UN APPROVED (OR EQUIVALENT) YES / NO;
  13. UN NUMBER;
  14. CLASS / ADDITIONAL LABELS;
  15. CORRECT SHIPPING NAME FOR HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE (Including chemical Hazardous Content name giving rise to hazard for NOS);
  16. GROSS / NET WEIGHT (Kgs);
  17. FLASH POINT (minimum in Celsius);
  18. MARINE POLLUANT YES / NO;
  19. EMS & MFAG (if not given by IMDG Code, shipper to provide recommendation);
  20. ADDITIONAL DETAIL (exemption/special permit/certificates control/weathering certificate, etc.);
  21. SOLID / LIQUID / GAS;
  22. EMCT (Emergency Call Telephone Number) (for US regulated port);
  23. CONTAINER NUMBER (if possible at this ship).

After shipper's agreement the customer will receive a dangerous good declaration he will have to supply at the time of loading.

CNC dangerous cargo acceptance

For maritime transport of dangerous goods, materials or articles, the International Maritime Organization has classified them in 9 classes :

  • Class 1, Explosives;
  • Class 2, Gases;
  • Class 3, Flammable liquids;
  • Class 4, Flammable solids;
  • Class 5, Oxidizing substances organic peroxides;
  • Class 6, Toxic and infectious substances;
  • Class 7, Radio actives material;
  • Class 8, Corrosives substances;
  • Class 9, Miscellaneous dangerous substance and articles.

In Dry

ClassGENERAL (UN NOT ACCEPTED)ADD WHEN EX-CHINA (UN NOT ACCEPTED)CONTACT WITH HAZARDOUS OFFICE
1ALLALL
2.11032*, 1057
2.21003, 1070, 1072, 1073, 2201, 2451, 3157, 3311
2.31045, 1067, 1660, 1749, 1975, 2190, 2421, 2548, 2901, 3083, 3303, 3306, 3307, 3310.
312042059, 2784, 3379, 3343, 33571158*, 1160*, 2323*, 2329*.
4.11325 (NOS), 3231, 3232, 3233, 3234, 3235, 3236, 3237, 3238, 3239, 32401310, 1320, 1321, 1322, 1336, 1337, 1344, 1347, 1348, 1349, 1354, 1355, 1356, 1357, 1517, 1571, 2254, 2555, 2556, 2557, 2852, 2907, 2956, 3317, 3319, 3364, 3365, 3366, 3367, 3368, 3369, 3370, 3376, 3380.1309, 1325, 1334, 1869, 3097**,3221, 3222, 3223, 3224, 3225, 3226, 3227, 3228, 3229, 3230, 3241, 3242, 3270
4.21381, 3341, 3342, 1361, 13621361, 1362, 1380, 1381, 1383,1385*, 1854, 1855, 2006, 2008, 2441, 2447, 2545, 2546, 2845, 2846, 2870, 2881, 3088, 3126**, 3127**, 3128**, 3183, 3184, 3185, 3186, 3187, 3188, 3189, 3190, 3191, 3192, 3194, 3200, 3206, 3254, 3255**, 3313, 3391, 3392, 3393, 3394, 3397, 3400.
4.3139613971340*, 1397, 1415, 1418, 3129**, 3130**, 3131**, 3132**, 3133**, 3135, 3170, 3209, 3397
5.1ALL1479 (NOS), 1489, 1748, 1942, 2067, 2208, 2426, 2880, 3100**,3121**,3137**,3375**, 3377
5.23111, 3112, 3113, 3114, 3115, 3116, 3117, 3118, 3119, 3120ALL
6.12727, 3279, 3278, 3017, 30181135*, 1560*, 1680*, 1689*, 1690*, 1809*, 1812*, 2249**,3125**,3413*, 3414*, 3415*, 3422*.
6.2ALLALL
7fissileALLother than fissile
81796, 1826, 2031, 20321052*, 1727*, 1790*, 1786*, 1806*, 1810*, 1811*, 1813, 1823, 1828*, 1836*, 1849*, 2031*, 2439*, 2686*, 2817*, 3095, 3301,
92212, 25902071, 2315, 3151, 3152, 3245, 3432.
AdditionalCharcoal from vegetables, animal and mineral origin regulated or not. All forms of carbon/charcoal. Any commodity named cellulose even if not IMDG regulated.Dangerous Cargo loaded in TANK, dangerous Cargo Loaded in REEFER and Charcoal.

* = belongs to AUSTRALIA GROUP (www.australiagroup.net)
** = Special Authorization issued by competent authority of the country concerned
*** = all acids in liquid form export India are prohibited unless transported in tank containers

As our CMA CGM Group dry containers do not comply with part 6.9.3.1.2 of the IMDG Code, hazardous cargo loaded in bulk is not allowed.

In Reefer

  • Class 2.1
    Class 2.1 is refused in operated reefer even if cargo declared in limited quantity.
  • Class 2.3, all UNNO with add label 2.3
    Class 2.3, and all UNNO with add label 2.3, will not be accepted in CMA CGM Reefer container (even if reefer is not operated).
  • UN 1950 Aerosol
    All UN 1950 Aerosols with propellant gas other than class 2.2 are refused in operated reefer even if cargo declared in limited quantity or inner capacity below 1L.
  • Class 3 and all UNNO with flash point
    Class 3 and all UNNO with flash point are acceptable provided controlled temperature inside the reefer 10°C below the Flash point temperature.
    Example: If flash point is 15°C, controlled temperature to be 5°C or under.
    No cargo with flash point below -13 C° will be accepted in operated reefer. If reefer stops, it will not be restarted if temperature reaches flash point less 10°C.
  • Class 4.3
    Class 4.3 is refused in operated reefer even if cargo declared in limited quantity.
  • Class 6.1, all UNNO with add label 6.1
    Class 6.1, and all UNNO with add label 6.1, will not be accepted in CMA CGM Reefer container (even if reefer is not operated).
  • Class 8 and all UNNO with add label 8
    Class 8 and all UNNO with add label 8 will be accepted in CMA CGM Reefer container only if accepted in line instructions.
  • Class 9 - UN 2211 polymeric beads
    UN 2211 polymeric beads are refused in operated reefer.

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