Ocean Transport

As the world's largest container shipping company, we move 12 million containers every year and deliver to every corner of the globe.

Safe shipping of your dangerous cargo

At Maersk, we are continuously innovating ourselves to provide solutions that exceed our customers’ expectations when shipping dangerous goods.

As a company, we are strongly committed to safety. We verify all bookings information, and we inspect containers if we deem it necessary, to ensure the highest safety standard. We want our customers to be confident that we strive to keep lives, environment, cargos and assets out of risk, no matter where they are.

Our Dangerous Cargo experts at your service

Our experienced dangerous goods specialists and customer service agents are here to help with every aspect of the shipping process: from certification and cargo acceptance through to loss prevention and current Dangerous Goods Regulations.

Dangerous cargo

We have been partnering with Maersk for almost 20 years, delivering high-hazardous chemicals all around the world. As a partner, Maersk offers an uncompromising focus on safety and through its expertise can ensure a safe ocean transportation in full compliance with the IMDG (International Maritime Dangerous Goods) Code.

- Agility Chemical Logistics

We have been working closely with Maersk for a number of years, having our products transported around the world in a safe and timely manner. As a company, Maersk believes in customer satisfaction and always conduct its business as true professionals.

- Arch Chemicals Inc., a Lonza company

Did you know that

of Dangerous Cargo bookings are confirmed within 4 hours after we receive the booking request.
Dangerous Cargo experts are deployed across the globe to take care of your cargo.
countries' offices can be reached to get the support you need.

When you partner with us, you get:

Seamless logistics

Our experienced cargo management team is here to help with all aspects of the shipping process, from cargo acceptance through to regulations.

Faster approval

We work with you to find the best shipping solution in the shortest time.

Peace of mind

A team of cargo management specialists who know the ins and outs of the industry, dedicated to making your logistics flow smoothly, everyday of the year.

Full transparency

Transparency over every process throughout your supply chain.

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Exceptional customer service

Unrivaled cargo care and cargo management services.


A sustainable shipping solution that will reduce your carbon footprint.

We go the extra mile to keep your cargo safe

At Maersk, nothing stops us from making your supply chain simple, smooth and safe. Even more so, when it comes to your Hazardous Cargo.

Extraordinary special stowage code

With our new guidelines on Dangerous Goods stowage, your cargo will be stowed in selected areas and experience the highest levels of safety when it’s on board our vessels. Discover more 

Screening and physical inspection

To ensure all cargo on board is safe and remains intact, we carefully verify all bookings information to detect undeclared or misdeclared cargo, and we reserve the right to open and inspect containers, when deemed necessary. Discover more

Influencing safety via Knowledge and expertise sharing

Less incidents onboard mean more peace of mind. As one of the founding members of CINS (Cargo Incident Notification System), we partner with industry leaders to improve supply chain safety. We constantly share information on all cargo-related incidents to prevent them and minimise the impact. Discover more

What you need to prepare in advance, when shipping dangerous cargo

For smooth handling of your shipment, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the following.

When you contact us, you will most likely be asked to provide correct information for all of the above categories.

Reach out to one of our local offices if you are unsure whether we can carry your cargo, or if you need more information on what documents to prepare.

Book it right and pack it tight

A new publication regarding packing of dangerous goods for carriage by sea is out. This publication reflects the latest amendment to the IMDG code, effective from 1st of January 2020.

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