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A container can be loaded with none dangerous goods together with one or more Dangerous Goods (DG). In principal one can ignore the none dangerous goods (but not always). Each Dangerous Good needs to be classified correctly (UN number, Proper Shipping Name, Technical name , Packing Group, Flashpoint etc. in order to decide on the correct packing material, markings, labelling, placarding, and documentation. When more than one item of DG is loaded in the same container, it is required to check whether this is allowed (Segregation requirements can be found in Chapter 7 but also in the Dangerous Goods List) and you should take into account chapter 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5.

Some items which may cause rejection by vessel operator or fines by authorities:

  • Unsuitable packaging (e.g. PG III drum with PG II product)
  • Damaged packaging (even when not (yet) leaking)
  • Undamaged packing venting a smell or dangerous gas
  • Missing or incorrect mark, label, placard
  • Missing or incomplete documentation (DGD/CPC)
  • Incorrect classification
  • Mis- or undeclared Dangerous Goods
  • Segregation “away from” or “seperated from” required
  • Fumigated cargo not properly declared
  • Prohibited product as per container or vesseloperator’s house-rules (Common examples are: charcoal, calcium hypochlorite, explosives, Class 6.2 and 7)
  • Prohibited or restricted as per port regulation (Transit/transhipment or discharge)
  • Dual use product(s) without the correct permits
  • Waste without the correct permits (or sometimes just because it is waste)
  • More items/details can be discussed during trainings