Shipping Dangerous Goods

We are able to handle and ship dangerous goods by sea.

We priortise safety and compliance when shipping dangerous goods as they present a hazard to life and the environment if they are not handled, stored, and transported correctly. Our team are are experienced and fully qualified to deal with freight that is dangerous for sea transport.

When shipping dangerous goods we will ask you to complete a Dangerous Goods Note (DGN) to comply with the regulations set by the International Maritime Organisation. You will need to fill out and email us the completed DGN along with the shipping notes at least 24 hours prior to the goods arrival with us.

When is a DGN needed?

If you’re sending freight that is classified as ‘Dangerous Goods’ according to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code. The dangerous goods classes specified by the IMDG Code are as follows:

  • Class 1: Explosives
  • Class 2: Gases – Compressed, Liquefied, or Dissolved under Pressure
  • Class 3: Flammable Liquids
  • Class 4: Flammable Solids or Substances
  • Class 6: Toxic and Infectious Substances
  • Class 7: Radioactive Substances
  • Class 8: Corrosives
  • Class 9: Miscellaneous Dangerous Substances and Articles

Why do you need a DGN?

Our employees can follow the guidelines specific to each class when handling, storing, and transporting your dangerous goods so the risks associated with them can be mitigated, ensuring their safety and the protection of the marine environment. It will also prepare emergency services for the correct intervention in the event of an accident.

What information is needed on a DGN?

It is important when completing a DGN to be as accurate as possible, any errors or mistakes could affect compliance and safety. Below you’ll find a list of important fields you need to fill out on the DGN:

  • Exporter
  • Consignee/s
  • Freight forwarder
  • Vessel number
  • Booking number
  • Port of loading and discharge
  • UN number
  • Dangerous goods class
  • Packing group
  • Cargo details
  • Net and gross weight
  • Flashpoint (if applicable) 
  • Container number
  • Seal number
  • Signatures

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