Due to its hazardous nature, DG shipments are regulated under stringent rules and regulations throughout the entire transportation period.
Vessel owners, container liners, port authorities, international organizations, etc. have all set various requirements concerning the safe transportion of DG. Information and knowledge need to be shared and a large amount of documents and certificates need to be granted and exchanged through the delivery process. All of these requirements lead to complex and demanding operations.
There is no integrated solution for DG transportation thus far, though a few carriers maintain their own in-house systems; developed individually and which operate isolated from their competitors. Subsequently, it has long been agreed that the best way of improving safety at sea is by developing international regulations that are followed by all shipping nations as well as a number of treaties to be adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Today there is a long list of Dangerous Goods, charted under the IMDG code (International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code). This list includes commodities such as propane gas lighters, ordinary wall paint, fireworks, liquor, garden weed-killer and are divided into 9 main groups.
Fairmacs operates with its own reliable teams incharge of DG and its transportation. Our three regions of the Americas, Europe and the Middle East and Asia Pacific, all have their own handling procedures for DG application and approval procedures.
Our DG coordinators offer shippers all the advice that is required. A shipper's or customer's Dangerous Goods cargo will be checked promptly and accurately. Legal requirements concerning all of the countries and ports related to transport are taken into account during the process.