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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.

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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.

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.

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Did you know that more than
90%
of Dangerous Cargo bookings are confirmed within 4 hours after we receive the booking request.
We have a strong network of more than
250
Dangerous Cargo experts deployed across the globe to take care of your cargo.
You can reach out to one of our
112
countries' offices to get the support you need.

When you partner with us, you get:

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Seamless logistics

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

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Faster approval

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

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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.

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Full transparency

Transparency over every process throughout your supply chain.

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Exceptional customer service

Unrivaled cargo care and cargo management services.

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Sustainability

A sustainable shipping solution that will reduce your carbon footprint.

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.

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What do you need to prepare in advance, when shipping dangerous cargo with us?

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

1. Dangerous good classification

According to IMDG code, Dangerous Goods are classified into 9 different classes, plus a few sub-classes and are named with specific UN numbers.

Substance Like Arms & Ammunition, Fireworks, Party Poppers, Cartridge & Pyrotechnic etc.,

Class 1 – Explosives

Substance Like Aerosol, Lighters, Liquified Gas, Acetylene (For welding) Ethylene (for ripening fruits), Hydrogen (For Industrial use) etc.,

Class 2.1 – Flammable gases

Substance Like Fire Extinguishers, Refrigerant Gas , Carbon di oxide( For Soft drink dispensing machine, Helium & Argon etc.,

Class 2.2 – Non-flammable, non-toxic gases

Substance Like Chlorine, Ammonia (for industrial Freezing), Methyl bromide & Ethylene oxide (for fumigation) etc.,

Class 2.3 – Toxic gases

Substance Like Paint, Varnish, Perfumery products, Adhesives, Resin solution, Printing ink, Dry cleaning fluids etc.,

Class 3 – Flammable liquids

Substance Like Matches, Sulphur Powder, Camphor, Naphthalene (balls), Paraformaldehyde, Borneol etc.,

Class 4.1 – Flammable solids

Substance Like Phosphorus, Copra, Fish meal etc.,

Class 4.2 – Spontaneously combustibles

Substance Like Calcium Carbide, Sodium, Ferrosilicon and Potassium metals

Class 4.3 – Dangerous when wet

Substance Like Calcium hypochlorite, Hydrogen per oxide, Fertilisers Potassium Nitrate & Ammonium Nitrate, Hair colouring etc.,

Class 5.1 – Oxidizing substances

Substance Like Hardeners, Fiberglass repair kit

Class 5.2 – Organic peroxides

Substance Like Pesticides, Sodium Cyanide for Metal treatment, Chromium Salt for electroplating & Tolune Diisocyanate etc.,

Class 6.1 – Toxic substances

Substance Like Blood sample, Biological product derived from living organisms etc.,

Class 6.2 – Infectious substances

Substance Like Industrial thickness measuring devices, for sterilisation of medical product, Smoke detector etc.,

Class 7 – Radio active material

Substance Like Dishwasher tablets, Acetic acid, Citric Acid, Caustic soda, Car & Truck Batteries etc

Class 8 – Corrosive substances

Substance or article have dangerous properties not covered by classes from 1 to 8

Class 9 – Miscellaneous dangerous goods

2. Packing group

According to how a Dangerous Goods shipment is packed, there are different levels of risk involved in the transportation. These are divided into:

  • Packing Group I - Substances presenting a high danger
  • Packing Group II - Substances presenting a medium danger
  • Packing Group III - Substances presenting a low danger

3. Proper shipping name (PSN)

Remember to always use the correct PSN when declaring your cargo, according to IMDG code. This will make it clear what the cargo is.

For example:

- UNNO 1266, Chanel no.5 - incorrect
- UNNO 1266, PERFUMERY PRODUCTS – correct

4. Dangerous goods documentation

In most cases we will need you to provide us with the Material Safety Datasheet (MSDS) and Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD). Depending on the case, we might need additional documentation such as Weathering Certificate, Certificate of Analysis (CoA) or Competent Authority Approval (CAA).

5. Emergency contact details

We might need to reach out to your emergency number to get more insights about your shipment. By providing the correct number you will help make sure we take any necessary action timely.

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.

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