The tragedy which struck early morning on 10 April 2016 during a temple ceremony killed 114 people and injured more than 350. Puttingal Temple in Kollam, India, was celebrating the final 7th day of a religious festival in which two sets of group of devotees were doing competitive display of fireworks.Read more
Brussels bombings of 22nd March 2016 has again brought forth the nightmare of detecting certain chemicals used in terrorist attacks. […]Read more
Packing instructions are addressing the shipper or the person who prepares the package for dangerous goods transport ….The rationale behind the packing instructions assigned to dangerous goods in IMDG Code varies from nature of hazard each goods pose and general hazard as per the common properties of dangerous goods.Read more
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Have you aligned your SDS, Pictograms & Labels with Latest GHS & Transport Regulations?Read more
Reaction to Tianjin blast, occurred on 12 August 2015, suspected to have started with auto ignition of nitrocellulose and resulted in deaths of 173, injury to 797 and 8 missing, many ports in China went to heightened restrictions for dangerous goods. This was followed by various carriers and some other countries.Read more
How dangerous goods are handled at ports? There are no universally accepted or adopted methods for safe handling of dangerous goods at ports. …The best guidelines come from IMO, International Maritime Organization, through Recommendations on The Safe Transport of Dangerous Cargoes and Related Activities in Port Areas.Read more
Two days Training for Shippers and Tank Operators for applying IMDG Code & CFR 49 rules for export shipments by Tanks.Read more
Wish you prosperity, luck and a joyful Year of the Monkey! Happy Chinese New Year 2016Read more
On behalf of the School of Maritime Management (SMM), I take this opportunity to introduce the academic role of our School of Maritime Management and subsequent request for your kind patronage with respect to the placement of June 2016 pass-out batch of MBA students.Read more
Shashi Kallada conducted two days IMDG Code Training from 18th to 19th January 2016 at Indian Institute of Packaging’s Delhi […]Read more
Below are the least minimum or very basic steps for compliance to IMDG Code for export shipments. Each step is […]Read more
Requirement of Safety Data Sheet for bottled Alcoholic Beverages pops up again and again causing delay to shipments, predominantly in Asia hence here is the clarification once again.Read more
Another area where India needs urgent and clear improvement is with respect to Port regulations for handling Dangerous Goods….Read more
The difference between pre-carriage and on-carriage needs to be understood very clearly by the exporter, importer, shipping line, forwarder, clearing […]Read more
Segregation of dangerous goods have different provisions like, general provisions, segregation inside containers, Segregation on container ships, Segregation on ro-ro ships, Segregation on general cargo ships, Segregation between barges on board barge carrying ships……….Read more
When the clock strikes midnight on 31st December 2015 officially IMDG Code 37th amendment comes into force. After downloading user must correct each section with pen and where necessary cutting and pasting the hard copy.Read more
Wish all readers a joyous holiday season and a wonderful new year filled with safety and success !Read more
There are two reasons for nitrogen padding or blanketing in tank containers. “Safety” & increasing product “Shelf Life”. In both the cases this is achieved by reducing oxygen level in tank.Read more
The workshop was provided by www.shashikallada.com and conducted by Shashi Kallada……covered General awareness Familiarization + Documentation and Security Provisions under IMDG Code & chapter XI-2 of SOLAS 74, as amended, and of part A of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS).Read more
The workshop on IMDG Code, attended by 20 organizations under NISAA’s umbrella, was conducted by Shashi Kallada who explained basic regulatory frameworks of IMDG Code, International Rail, Road, River transport of packaged dangerous goods from shipper to consignee through rail, road, river haulage and carriage by sea under SOLAS, 1974, as amended & MARPOL 73/78 conventions of IMO and country specific differences of India’s Major trading partners such as U.S., U.K., EU, CIS, Japan, Korea, OECD & more.Read more
Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” = The […]Read more
A container stuffed with pistachio can show the properties of spontaneous combustion. Container must be stowed protected from sunlight to avoid possibility of same.Read more
More than stronger legal provisions we need to educate the society how heinous ,uncultured and dastardly is to attack an unsuspecting victim by throwing chemicals on him or her. A change in cultural outlook is essential to stop acid attack!Read more
Among all hazardous classes, 1 to 9, Class 4 has very diverse nature of divisions. what these divisions represent as danger during transport by sea, what are the differences in emergency response out at sea for these divisionsRead more
Liquids, or mixtures of liquids, or liquids containing solids in solution or suspension which gives off a flammable vapour at […]Read more
Among all classes of dangerous goods the most deadliest is Class 2.3 (Toxic gases). The moment toxic gas escapes from its containment it can kill. This is the reason why IMDG Code prohibits stowage of empty uncleaned packages of class 2.3 under deck though empty uncleaned packages of other classes are permitted to be stowed under deck even if stowage under deck when full is prohibitedRead more
Economic comparison of freight earned on a 20 or 40 ft box to the losses due to an accident caused by cargo within it will be hugely disproportionate.Read more
Dangerous Goods upon change in their physical properties either change the hazard class or may bring in additional risks. This will trigger change in UN Number assignment and emergency response.Read more
Below is the list of provisions which require exemption. Approval, authorization or involvement by competent authority. National competent authorities may use this list to delegate duties among their departments or bodies they have authorized to perform these duties.Read more
Grieving for the death of Mark Antony, whom she loved most dearly, having no hope for her son Ptolemy Caesar to live, forget becoming emperor,Cleopatra foresaw her doomed future. What can be more humiliating to Cleopatra, who called herself the goddess Isis, the wife of Osiris, than being paraded in victory march in Rome by the triumphant Octavian, who later became Emperor Augustus Caesar.Read more
A car, when burns, leaves nothing but its Skelton and emit toxic flames. It contains flammable fluid, gas, corrosive batteries, airbags, seat belts, may be extinguisher, air-conditioning gas, pneumatic or hydraulic components. Together when they go up in flame it can result in catastrophic fire, explosion and damage, especially in confined areas or in a shipping container.Read more
Some readers of this blog had contacted me for sample copy of “Shippers Declaration for Hazardous and/or Non-hazardous Vehicles” or […]Read more
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Deodorants can be deadly, it has caused fire, explosion, death due to improper usage. Cars have gone up in flame due to deodorant left in it. Inhaling solvents in the deodorant may cause cardiac abnormality.
Whether you transport aerosols or not, following below precautionary statements while using/storing your body sprays, insecticides sprays and other aerosols can prevent you from injury or fire.
Dusts of coal, sugar, starch, grain, milk powder, cocoa, coffee etc. can cause explosion. If the suspended dust concentration makes visibility of light bulb very cloudy then you can consider you are standing inside a bomb.Read more
A poorly packed container exposes transport workers and ship staff to risk additionally they pose risk to other cargo, equipment and environment.Read more
IMDG Code Training certificates, issued by Shashi Kallada, listed in alphabetical order of name of organization.
Those who have not undertaken refresher training for IMDG Code 37-14 shall undertake same before 31st Dec 2015 or before handling dangerous goods according to this amendment.
Rules regulating transport of Dangerous Goods by roads within India is promulgated through Hazardous Substances (Classification Packaging and Labelling) Rules, 2011 and The Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.Read more
When feeds or other edible substances intended for consumption by humans or animals, foodstuff, is loaded it will require segregation ‘separated from’ toxic, radioactive and corrosive dangerous goods and Dangerous goods…..Read more
Stowage of dangerous goods on board container ships are decided by two factors, Document of Compliance and IMDG Code. IMDG Code sets forth the Stowage and Segregation Rules which is executed on each vessel according to the Document of Compliance issued to her. Document of Compliance is issued to a vessel if it meets the requirements of SOLAS Regulation II-2/19, Construction – Fire protection, fire detection and fire extinction (Carriage of Dangerous Goods).Read more
It is not always terrorists who may attack, a protest rally by political parties may turn violent torching vehicles and buildings which if have dangerous goods will multiply into catastrophic damage and loss of lives.Read more
Since its inception in 1965, IMDG Code has evolved revising its regulations for safety of life at sea and the provisions to prevent marine pollution. From four volumes, running through more than 10,000 pages, the Code changed the format and became more user friendly two volumes from 30th amendment published in the year 2000.Read more
Port authorities must formulate special plans for keeping these classes when necessary under special safety, emergency response and security measures. Class 6.2, Infectious substances, must only be handled as direct loading or delivery, never be kept in port areas.Read more
When it comes to consolidation of dangerous goods and non- dangerous goods, in same container, IMDG Code places the responsibility on the shoulders of consignor or the person responsible for packing the goodsRead more
If a chemical can alter the taste of seafood then it is MARINE POLLUTANT!
Annex III of MARPOL, entered into force on 1st July 1992, deals with “Prevention of Pollution by Harmful Substances Carried by Sea in Packaged Form”. Today, the number of contracting parties and states to Annex III is 138, which accounts to 97.59% of the World Tonnage.
‘Good things come in small packages’. The provisions of Limited Quantities was introduced in IMDG Code in the 90’s. The lesser quantity Dangerous Goods packed in good, robust packaging pose lesser risks during transport than the same goods packed in larger volumes. On the basis of this, lesser risk, shippers are given some exemptions from certain other provisions of IMDG Code when shipping Dangerous Goods in Limited Quantities.Read more
IMDG Code requires certain substances to be transported under temperature control due to the properties of these substances to undergo […]Read more
The operations being carried out was disposing of rejected detonators in an open ground. Four of the injured has suffered more than 36 percent burn injuries. Explosion is said to have happened while deactivating the expired detonators.Read more
IMDG Code e-learning is a cost-effective training course for shore side staff involved in dangerous goods handling and transport by sea. It was developed in collaboration with the International Maritime Organization and is used by 12 of the top 20 container linesRead more
Any space which has limited openings for entry and exit, inadequate ventilation and not designed for continuous worker occupancy is an Enclosed Space.
A Shipping container meets the definition of, and is, an enclosed space! A container may have oxygen depleted or enriched atmosphere, further, due to the presence of dangerous goods, may have, corrosive, toxic or flammable atmosphere.Read more
The wall of the sludge storage tank filled with toxic mix of chemicals such as chromium sulphate, sulphuric acid, ammonia, sodium chloride breached flooding the area where workers were asleep.Read more
For every consignment of Dangerous Goods, ‘Dangerous Goods Transport Information’ must be provided. This is a requirement as per Regulation 4 of SOLAS Chapter VII Part A and Regulation 4 of MARPOL 73/78, Annex III. There are exceptions for certain goods.Read more
For Dangerous Goods acceptance, in general, main ports will be closed from 18-Feb to 24-Feb while inland/barge ports will be […]Read more
Consignment procedures of dangerous goods is nothing but procedures for communicating hazard involved in dangerous goods while in transport. The […]Read more
The Amendment 37-14 digital IMDG Code products (Windows, Web, Intranet and e-reader) are now available to purchase from the IMDG […]Read more
If you are looking to purchase IMDG Code 37th amendment or any other IMO publication you may look for authorized distributors in below linkRead more
IMDG Code 36th / 37th Amendment Basic and Advanced level of Training scheduled for end January 2015 and mid February […]Read more
Today much is been discussed about tumbling Brent crude price and its effect on global economy. While Indians will hail the falling price Venezuelans & Russians will look gloomy. Crumbling Russian rubles and many crying not being translated to cheaper fuel for their cars and bikes is filling the limited pages of newsprint.Read more
A question which comes to many of us while marking dangerous goods packages is ‘how and where technical name is to be marked on these packages’.Read more
Today, 25th September, is observed as World Maritime day. The theme for this year is “IMO conventions: effective implementation” […]Read more