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.
When you partner with us, you get:
Our experienced cargo management team is here to help with all aspects of the shipping process, from cargo acceptance through to regulations.
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.
Transparency over every process throughout your supply chain.
Exceptional customer service
Unrivaled cargo care and cargo management services.
A sustainable shipping solution that will reduce your carbon footprint.
Arch Chemicals Inc., a Lonza company, has a long-standing relationship with Maersk. Our Water Care Product Stewardship team has been working closely with the Maersk Cargo Management team in Copenhagen for the last 5 years. Through the CINS group, Maersk has helped educate the entire industry on safe shipping practices for our materials. A Bimonthly Product Stewardship Meeting has helped develop a collaborative working relationship to ensure our products are transported around the world in a safe and timely manner. The Maersk team believes in customer satisfaction and conducts their business as true professionals.Arch Chemicals Inc., a Lonza company
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 metalsClass 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 kitClass 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 etcClass 8 – Corrosive substances
Substance or article have dangerous properties not covered by classes from 1 to 8Class 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.
- 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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