COMPETENT AUTHORITY – Approvals and Exemptions

IMDG Code defines competent authority as any body or authority designated or otherwise recognized as such for any purpose in connection with IMDG Code.  Role of competent authority comes in various scenarios two of which are Exemptions and Approvals.

For approvals and special permits under 49 CFR please visit PHMSA site

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Exemption

When IMDG Code requires a particular provision for transport of dangerous goods which must be complied with a competent authority can authorize another provision provided that such provision is at least as effective and safe as what is required by IMDG Code

Example exemptions granted from the provisions of the IMDG code with respect to mixed loading in containers, number of passengers on board ro-ro passenger shi9ps referred to in the stowage table, stowage and segregation, definition of low wave height area by Lithuanian Competent Authority.

When a competent authority brings out an exemption the recipient of the exemption must notify all other competent authorities concerned and acceptance of such an exemption by another competent authority is solely as per their discretion.

Competent authority who issues the exemption must

a)       send a copy of such exemption to the International Maritime Organization which shall bring it to the attention of the Contracting Parties to SOLAS and/or MARPOL, as appropriate, and

b)       if appropriate, take action to amend the IMDG Code to include the provisions covered by the exemption.

Period of validity for an exemption cannot be more than 5 years.

Copy of exemption shall be kept on board vessel when transporting a consignment under exemption.

Approvals

Approvals are issued by competent authority as required by IMDG Code in specific cases such as alternative packaging  or certificates for tanks or approval of segregation of away from substances which approvals shall be recognized

a)      by other contracting parties to SOLAS if they comply with the requirements of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, as amended; and /or

b)      by other contracting parties to MARPOL if they comply with the requirements of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (MARPOL 73/78, Annex III), as amended.

Refer chapter 7.9 of IMDG Code 35-10for full details of approvals and exemptions

Addresses of national competent authorities as listed in IMDG Code 35-10

ALGERIA Ministère des Transports/Direction de la Marine Marchande119 Rue Didouche MouradAlgerALGÉRIE

Telephone: +213 260 61 46

Telex: 66063 DGAF DZ

AMERICANSAMOA Silila PataneHarbourmasterPort AdministrationPago Pago

AMERICAN SAMOA 96799

ANGOLA National DirectorMarine Safety, Shipping and PortsNational Directorate of Merchant Marine and PortsRua Rainha Ginga 74

Andar, Luanda

Angola

Telephone: +244 239 0034/39 7984

Telefax: +244 231 037

Mobile: +244 924 39 336

E-mail: ispscode_angola@snet.co.ao

ARGENTINA Prefectura Naval Argentina(Argentine Coast Guard)Dirección de Protección ambientalDepartamento de protección ambiental y mercancías peligrosas

Division mercancías y residuos peligrosos

Avda. Eduardo Madero 235

4o piso, Oficina 4.36 y 4.37

Buenos Aires (C1106ACC)

REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA

Telephone: +54 11 4318 7669

Telefax: +54 11 4318 7474

E-mail: dpma-mp@prefecturanaval.gov.ar

AUSTRALIA Manager – Ship Inspection GroupAustralian Maritime Safety AuthorityGPO Box 2181Canberra ACT 2601

AUSTRALIA

Telephone: +61 2 6279 5048

Telefax: +61 2 6279 5058

E-mail: psc@amsa.gov.au

Website: www.amsa.gov.au

BAHAMAS Bahamas Maritime Authority120 Old Broad StreetLondon, EC2N 1 ARUNITED KINGDOM

Telephone: +44 20 7562 1300

Telefax: +44 20 7614 0650

E-mail: tech@bahamasmaritime.com

BANGLADESH Department of Shipping141-143, Motijheel Commercial AreaBIWTA Bhaban (8th Floor)Dhaka-1000

Bangladesh

Telephone: +880 2 9555128

Telefax: +880 2 7168363

E-mail: dosdgdbd@bttb.net.bd

BARBADOS Director of Maritime AffairsMinistry of Tourism and International Transport2nd Floor Carlisle HouseHincks Street

Bridgetown

St. Michael

BARBADOS

Telephone: +1 246 426 2710/3342

Telefax: +1 246 426 7882

E-mail: ctech@sunbeach.net

BELGIUM Brussels Office Federal Public Service Mobility and TransportDirectorate-General Maritime Transport

Rue du Progrès 56

B-1210 Brussels

BELGIUM

Telephone: +32 2 277 3500

Telefax: +32 2 277 4051

E-mail: dg.mar@mobilit.fgov.be

Website: www.mobilit.fgov.be

Antwerp Office

 

Federale Overheidsdienst Mobiliteit en Vervoer

Directoraat-generaal Maritiem Vervoer

Scheepvaartcontrole

Loodsgebouw

Tavernierkaai 3

B-2000 Antwerpen

BELGIUM

Telephone: +32 3 229 0030

Telefax: +32 3 229 0031

E-mail: hazmat.antwerpen@mobilit.fgov.be

Ostend Office

 

Federale Overheidsdienst Mobiliteit en Vervoer

Directoraat-generaal Maritiem Vervoer

Scheepvaartcontrole

Natiënkaai 5

B-8400 Oostende

BELGIUM

Telephone: +32 59 56 1450

Telefax: +32 59 56 1474

E-mail: hazmat.zeebrugge@mobilit.fgov.be

 

BELIZE Ports CommissionerBelize Port AuthorityPO Box 633Belize City

BELIZE C.A.

Telephone: +501 227 2540/0981

Telefax: +501 227 2500

BRAZIL Diretoria de Portos e Costas (DPC-20)Rua Teófilo Otoni No. 04CentroRio de Janeiro

CEP 20090-070

BRAZIL

Telephone: +55 21 2104 5203

Telefax: +55 21 2104 5202

E-mail: secom@dpc.mar.mil.br

BULGARIA Head office:Captain Petar Petrov, DirectorDirectorate “Quality Management”Bulgarian Maritime Administration

9 Dyakon Ignatii Str.

Sofia 1000

REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA

Telephone: +359 2 93 00 910 / 93 00 912

Telefax: +359 2 93 00 920

E-mail: bma@marad.bg / petrov@marad.bg

Regional offices:

Harbour-Master

Directorate

“Maritime Administration” – Bourgas

3 “Kniaz Alexander Batemberg” Str.

Bourgas 8000

REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA

Telephone: +359 56 875 775

Fax: +359 56 840 064

E-mail: hm_bs@marad.bg

Harbour-Master

Directorate

“Maritime Administration” – Varna

5 “Primorski” Bvd

Varna 9000

REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA

Telephone: +359 52 684 922

Fax: +359 52 602 378

E-mail: hm_vn@marad.bg

BURUNDI MinisterMinistère des Transports Postes et TélécommunicationsBP 2000Bujumbura

Burundi

Telephone: +257 219 324

Telefax: +257 217 773

CANADA The ChairmanMarine Technical Review BoardContact: Director, Operations & Environmental ProgramsMarine Safety, Transport Canada

Tower C, Place de Ville

330 Sparks Street, 10th Floor

Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N5

CANADA

Telephone: +1 613 991 3132

+1 613 991 3143

+1 613 991 3139/40

Telefax: +1 613 993 8196

Packaging approvals

Director Regulatory Affairs

Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate

Tower C, Place de Ville

330 Sparks Street, 9th Floor

Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N5

CANADA

Telephone: +1 613 998 0519

+1 613 990 1163

+1 613 993 5266

Telefax: +1 613 993 5925

CAPE VERDE The Director GeneralMinistry of Infrastructure and TransportsSt. VincenteCAPE VERDE

Telephone: +238 2 328 199

+238 2 585 4643

E-mail: dgmp@cvtelecom.cv

CHILE Dirección General del Territorio Marítimo y de Marina MercanteDirección de Seguridad y Operaciones MarítimasServicio de Inspecciones MarítimasDivisón Prevención de Riesgos y Cargas Peligrosas

Subida Cementerio No.300

Valparaíso

CHILE

Telephone: +56 32 220 8699

+56 32 220 8654

+56 32 220 8692

CHINA Maritime Safety AdministrationPeople’s Republic of China11 Jianguomen Nei AvenueBeijing 100736

CHINA

Telephone: +86 10 6529 2588

+86 10 6529 2218

Telefax: +86 10 6529 2245

Telex: 222258 CMSAR CN

COMOROS Ministre D’EtatMinistère du Développement des Infrastructures des Postes et desTélécommunication et des TransportInternationaux

Moroni

Union des Comores

Telephone: +269 744 287/735 794

Fax: +269 734 241/834 241

Mobile: +269 340 248

E-mail: houmedms@yahoo.fr

CROATIA Ministry of Maritime AffairsTransport and CommunicationMarine Safety DivisionPrisavlje 14

1000 Zagreb

REPUBLIC OF CROATIA

Telephone: +385 1 611 5966

Telefax: +385 1 611 5968

E-mail: pomorski-promet@zg.tel.hr

Testing and certification of packagings

Adriainspekt

Ciottina 17/b

51000 Rijeka

REPUBLIC OF CROATIA

Telephone: +385 51 511 133

Telefax: +385 51 36 176

Classification society for CSC containers (including IMO tanks)

Croatian Register of Shipping

Marasoviceva 67

21000 Split

REPUBLIC OF CROATIA

Telephone: +385 21 358 933

Telefax: +385 21 358 159

CUBA Ministerio del TransporteDirección de Seguridad e Inspección MarítimaBoyeros y Tulipán PlazaCiudad de la Habana

CUBA

Telephone: +537 8816 607

+537 8819 498

Telefax: +537 8811 514

E-mail: dsim@mitrans.transnet.cu

CYPRUS Department of Merchant ShippingMinistry of Communications and WorksKylinis StreetMesa Geitonia

CY-4007 Lemesos

P.O. Box 56193

CY-3305 Lemesos

CYPRUS

Telephone: +357 5 848 100

Telefax: +357 5 848 200

Telex: 2004 MERSHIP CY

E-mail: dms@cytanet.com.cy

CZECHREPUBLIC ImplementationMinistry of Transport of the Czech RepublicNavigation and Waterways DivisionNábr. L. Svobody 12

110 15 Praha 1

CZECH REPUBLIC

Telephone: +42 2 230 312 25

Telefax: +42 2 248 105 96

Telex: +42 2 12 10 96 Domi C

Packaging, Testing and Certification Institutes

CIMTO, s.p.

Un Michelského lesa 336

146 23 Praha 4

CZECH REPUBLIC

Telephone: +42 2 472 94 64

Telefax: +42 2 472 36 76

IMET, s.r.o.

Bažantni 697

165 00 Praha 6

CZECH REPUBLIC

Telephone: +42 2 39 32 96

Telefax: +42 2 29 23 70

Classification of dangerous goods of all classes, except class 7 – radioactive materials

Český lodní a prumysloý registr, s.r.o.

(Czech Shipping and Industry Register, Ltd.)

Jankovcova 10

170 00 Praha 7

CZECH REPUBLIC

Telephone: +42 2 667 10001

Telefax: +42 2 808 984

Telex: +42 2 122 874 csir c

DENMARK Danish Maritime AuthorityP.O. Box 2605Vermundsgade 38C2100 Copenhagen Ø

DENMARK

Telephone: +45 39 17 44 00

Telefax: +45 39 17 44 01

E-mail: SFS@dma.dk

Packing, Testing and Certification Institute

Emballage og Transportinstituttet (E.T.I.)

Dansk Teknologisk Institut

Gregersensvej

2630 Tåstrup

DENMARK

Packagings in conformity with the IMDG Code will be marked “DK Eti”

DJIBOUTI Director of Maritime AffairsMinistère de L’Equipement et des TransportsP.O. Box 59Djibouti

Telephone: +253 357 913

Fax: +253 351 538/253 931/355 879

ECUADOR Dirección General de la Marina Mercante y del LitoralP.O. Box 7412GuayaquilECUADOR

Telephone: +593 4 526 760

Telefax: +593 4 324 246

Telex: 04 3325 DIGMER ED

EQUATORIALGUINEA The Director General (Maritime Affairs)Ministro de Transportes, Technologia, Correos y TelecommunicacionesMalaboRep. de GUINEA ECUATORIAL

Telephone: +240 275 406

Fax: +240 092 618

ERITREA Director GeneralDepartment of Maritime TransportMinistry of Transport and CommunicationsEritrea

Telephone: +291 1 121 317/189 156/185 251

Fax: +291 1 184 690 / 186 541

E-mail: motcrez@eol.com.er

ESTONIA Estonian Maritime AdministrationMaritime Safety DivisionValge 4EST-11413 Tallinn

ESTONIA

Telephone: +372 6205 700/715

Telefax: +372 6205 706

E-mail: mot@vta.ee

ETHIOPIA Maritime Affairs AuthorityP.O Box 1B61, Addis AbabaEthiopiaTelephone: +251 1 011 5 503683/38

Fax: +251 1 011 5 503960

Mobile: +251 1 0911513973

E-mail: maritime@ethione.et

FIJI The Director of Maritime SafetyFiji Islands Maritime Safety AdministrationGPO Box 326Suva

FIJI

Telephone: +679 331 5266

Telefax : +679 330 3251

E-mail : fimsa@connect.com.fj

FINLAND Finnish Maritime AdministrationP.O. Box 171FI-00181 HelsinkiFINLAND

Telephone: +358 20 448 1

Telefax: +358 20 448 4500

+358 20 448 4336

E-mail: kirijaamo@fma.fi

Packaging and Certification Institute

Safety Technology Authority (TUKES)

P.O. Box 123

FI-00181 Helsinki

FINLAND

Telephone: +358 96 1671

Telefax: +358 96 1674 66

E-mail: kirjaamo@tukes.fi

FRANCE MTETM/DGMT/MMDArche sud92055 La Défense CedexFRANCE

Telephone: +33 (0)1 40 81 86 49

Telefax: +33 (0)1 40 81 10 65

E-mail: olga.lefevre@equipement.gouv.fr

Organizations authorized to carry out testing and type approval of packaging

 

1 Bureau de Vérifications Techniques (BVT)

ZAC de la Cerisaie

31, rue de Montjean

94266 FRESNES Cedex

FRANCE

2 Laboratoire d’études et de recherche

des emballages métalliques (LEREM)

3, rue Fernand Hainaut

93400 SAINT-OUEN

France

3 Laboratoire National d’Essais (LNE)

Laboratoire de Trappes

5, avenue Enrico Fermi

78197 TRAPPES Cedex

FRANCE

4 CEREM-LNE Sud

190, rue Georges Besse

30035 NIMES Cedex 1

FRANCE

Organizations authorized to carry out checks of mass-produced

packagings

1 Bureau de Vérifications Techniques (BVT)

2 Laboratoire d’études et de recherche des

emballages métalliques (LEREM)

3 Laboratoire National d’Essais (LNE)

4 Bureau Veritas (BV)

The BVT, the LNE and the BV are each authorized to carry out checks of mass-produced IBCs, within their respective areas of authority.

Organizations authorized to carry out testing and initial and periodic

inspections of metal and rigid plastics IBCs and of composite IBCs with

plastic inner receptacles

 

1 Bureau de Vérifications Techniques (BVT)

2 Laboratoire National d’Essais (LNE)

3 Bureau Veritas (BV)

4 Groupement des Associations de Propriétaires d’Appareils à Vapeur et

Electriques (GAPAVE)

Organizations authorized for the approval of tanks

1 American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

2 Bureau Veritas (BV)

3 Lloyd’s Register of Shipping (LR)

4 Groupement des Associations de Propriétaires d’Appareils à Vapeur et

Eléctriques (GAPAVE)*

GAMBIA The Director GeneralGambia Port AuthorityP.O. Box 617Banjul

THE GAMBIA

Telephone: +220 4 227 270

+220 4 227 260

+220 4 227 266

Fax: +220 4 227 268

GERMANY Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban AffairsDivision A 33 – Transport of Dangerous GoodsPO Box 20 01 00D-53170 Bonn

GERMANY

Telephone: +49 228 3000 or 300-extension

+49 228 300 2643

Telefax: +49 228 300 3428

E-mail: Ref-A33@bmvbs.bund.de

Packing, Testing and Certification Institute:

Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing

(Bundesanstalt fur Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM))

Unter den Eichen 87

D-12205 Berlin

GERMANY

Telephone: +49 30 8104 0 or extension

+49 30 8104 1310

+49 30 8104 3407

Telefax: +49 30 8104 1227

E-mail: ingo.doering@bam.de

Packagings, IBCs, and multimodal tank-containers in conformity with the

IMDG Code will be marked as specified in section 6 of annex I to the Code (references are to Amendment 29). The markings in accordance

with 6.2(f) will be “D/BAM”

GHANA The Director GeneralGhana Maritime AuthorityPMB. 34, Ministries Post OfficeMinistries – Accra

GHANA

Telephone: +233 21 662 122 / 684 392

Fax: +233 21 677 702

E-mail: info@ghanamaritime.org

GREECE Ministry of Mercantile MarineSafety of Navigation DivisionInternational Relations Department150 Gr. Lambraki Av.

185 18 Piraeus

GREECE

Telephone: +301 41 91188

Telefax: +301 41 28150

Telex: +212022, 212239 YEN GR

E-mail: dan@yen.gr

GUINEA BISSAU The MinisterMinistry of Transport & CommunicationAv.3 de AgostoBissau

GUINEA BISSAU

Telephone: +245 212 583

+245 211 308

GUYANA Guyana Maritime Authority/AdministrationMinistry of Public Works and Communications BuildingTop FloorFort Street

Kingston

Georgetown

REPUBLIC OF GUYANA

Telephone: +592 226 3356

+592 225 7330

+592 226 7842

Telefax: +592 226 9581

E-mail: MARAD@networksgy.com

ICELAND Iceland Maritime AdministrationVerturvör 2IS-202 KópavogurICELAND

Telephone: +354 560 0000

Telefax: +354 560 0060

E-mail: skrifstofa@vh.is

Directorate of Shipping

Hringbraut 121

P.O. Box 7200

127 Reykjavik

ICELAND

Telephone: +354 1 25844

Telefax: +354 1 29835

Telex: 2307 ISINFO

INDIA The Directorate-General of Shipping

Address: 9th Floor Beta Building,
i-Think Techno Campus, Kanjurmarg East,
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400042
Phone:022 2575 2041

Packaging, Testing and Certification Institute

Indian Institute of Packaging

Bombay

Madras

Calcutta

INDIA

INDONESIA Director of Marine SafetyDirectorate-General Sea Communication(Department Perhubungan)JI. Merdeka Barat No. 8

Jakarta Pusat

INDONESIA

Telephone: +62 381 3269

Telefax: +62 384 0788

IRAN Ports and Maritime Organization
PMO. No.1. Shahidi St., Haghani Exp’way, Vanak Sq.
Tehran
Islamic Republic of Iran
Postal Code: 1518663111
Telephone: +98 2184932081/2
Email: info@pmo.ir
IRELAND The Chief SurveyorMarine Survey OfficeDepartment of TransportLeeson Lane

Dublin 2

IRELAND

Telephone: +353 1 604 14 20

Telefax: +353 1 604 14 08

E-mail: mso@transport.ie

ISRAEL Shipping and Ports InspectorateItzhak Rabin GovernmentComplex Building 2Pal-Yam 15a

Haifa 31999

ISRAEL

Telephone: +972 4 8632080

Telefax: +972 4 8632118

E-mail: techni@mot.gov.il

ITALY Coast Guard Headquarter
Via dell’Arte, 16
00100 Roma
Italy
Telephone: +39 0659084652
+39 0659084267
Telefax: +39 0659084630
Email: segreteria.reparto6@mit.gov.it
JAMAICA The Maritime Authority of Jamaica4th Floor, Dyoll Building40 Knutsford BoulevardKingston 5

JAMAICA, W.I.

Telephone: +1 876 929 2201

+1 876 754 7260/5

Telex: +1 876 7256

E-mail: maj@jamaicaships.com

Website: www.jamaicaships.com

Testing and certifying authority

The Bureau of Standards

6 Winchester Road

P.O. Box 113

Kingston

JAMAICA

Telephone: +1 809 92 63140 7

Telex: 2291 STANBUR Jamaica

Cable: STANBUREAU

JAPAN Inspection and Measurement DivisionMaritime BureauMinistry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport2-1-3 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo

JAPAN

Telephone: +81 3 5253 8639

Telefax: +81 3 5253 1644

E-mail: MRB_KSK@mlit.go.jp

Nippon Hakuyohin Kentei Kyokai (HK)

(The Ship Equipment Inspection Society of Japan)

3-32, Kioi-Cho, Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo

JAPAN

Telephone: +81 3 3261 6611

Telefax: +81 3 3261 6979

Packagings, IBCs and large packagings in conformity with the IMDG Code

will be marked “J”, “J/JG” or “J/HK”.

KENYA Director GeneralKenya Maritime AuthorityP.O. Box 95076 (80104)Mombasa

Kenya

Telephone: +254 041 231 8398/9

Telefax: +254 041 231 8397

E-mail: nkarigithu@yahoo.co.uk

info@maritimeauthority.co.ke

karigithu@ikenya.com

Ministry of Transport & Communications

P.O. Box 52692

Nairobi

Telephone: +254 020 272 9200

Telefax: +254 020 272 4553

E-mail: motc@insightkenya.com

Peterhuo_2004@yahoo.com

LATVIA Maritime Administration of LatviaMaritime Safety DepartmentTrijadibas iela 5,LV-1048Riga

LATVIA

Telephone: +371 670 62 171

+371 670 62 120

Telefax: +371 678 60 083

E-mail: Janis.sticenko@lja.lv

Website: www.jurasadministracija.lv

Classification Societies

American Bureau of Shipping

Bureau Veritas

Det Norske Veritas

Lloyd’s Register of Shipping

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping

LIBERIA Commissioner/AdministrationBureau of Maritime AffairsP.O. Box 10-90421000 Monrovia 10

Monrovia

LIBERIA

Telephone: +231 227 744 / 37747 / 510 201

Fax: +231 226 069

E-mail: maritime@liberia.net

Testing and certification

American Bureau of Shipping

Bureau Veritas

China Classification Society

Det Norske Veritas

Germanischer Lloyd

Korean Register of Shipping

Lloyd’s Register of Shipping

Nippon Kaiji Kyokai

Polski Rejestr Statkow

Registro Italiano Navale

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping

LITHUANIA ImplementationMinistry of Transport and CommunicationsWater Transport DepartmentGedimino Av. 17, 01505 Vilnius,

Lithuania

Telephone: +370 5 239 3986

Telefax: +370 5 212 4335

E-mail: d.krivickiene@transp.lt

Inspection

Lithuanian Maritime Safety Administration

J. Janonio str.24

92251 Klaipeda

Lithuania

Telephone: +370 46 469 662

Telefax: +370 46 469 600

E-mail: alvydas.nikolajus@msa.lt

MADAGASCAR DirectorAgence Portuaire Maritime et Fluviale (APMF)P.O. Box 581Antananarivo – 101

Madagascar

Telephone/Fax: +261 20 222 5860

Telephone: +261 20 242 5701

Mobile: +261 320 229 259

E-mail: spapmf.dt@mttpat.gov.mg

MALAWI Director of Marine ServicesMarine DepartmentMinistry of Transport & Civil AviationPrivate Bag A81

Capital City Lilongwe

Malawi

Telephone: +265 1 755 546/752 666 /753 531 DL

Fax: +265 1 750 157/758 894

E-mail: marinedepartment@malawi.net

marinesafety@africa-online.net

MALAYSIA DirectorMarine Department, Peninsular MalaysiaP.O. Box 1242009 Port Kelang

Selangor

MALAYSIA

Telex: MA 39748

Director

Marine Department, Sabah

P.O. Box 5

87007 Labuan

Sabah

MALAYSIA

Director

Marine Department, Sarawak

P.O. Box 530

93619 Kuching

Sarawak

MALAYSIA

MARSHALLISLANDS Office of the Maritime AdministratorMaritime Operations DepartmentRepublic of the Marshall Islands11495 Commerce Park Drive

Reston, Virginia 20191-1507

USA

Telephone: +1 703 620 4880

Telefax: +1 703 476 8522

Telex: 248403 IRI UR

E-mail: maritime@register-iri.com

MAURITIUS Director of ShippingMinistry of Land Transport Shipping and Public SafetyNew Govt. Centre 4 FloorPort Louis

MAURITIUS

Telephone: +230 201 2115

Mobile: +230 774 0764

Fax: +230 211 7699/216 1612/201 3417

E-mail: pseebaluck@mail.gov.mu

MEXICO Stowage, segregation, labelling and documentation of goodsCoordinación General de Puertos y Marina MercanteSecretaría de Comunicaciones y TransportesAvenida Nuevo León no. 210, Piso 19

Colonia Hipódromo Condesa, C.P. 06100

México, Distrito Federal

MÉXICO

Telephone: +52 55 5265 3110

Telefax: +52 55 5265 3108

E-mail: achacon@sct.gob.mx

Coordinador General: Lic. Alejandro Chacón Dominguez

Receipt and processing of notifications in the event of a package falling

overboard

Secretaría de Marina

Eje 2 Oriente, tramo Heroica Escuela Naval Militar no. 861

Colonia Los Cipreses, C.P. 04830

MÉXICO, D.F.

Telephone: +52 55 56 24 65 00

E-mail: subsrio@semar.gob.mx

Subsecretario de Marina: Almirante C.G. DEM Raúl Santos Galvan

Laboratory testing of packagings containing dangerous goods

Dirección General de la Sociedad Mexicana de Normalización

y Certificación S.C. (NORMEX)

Avenida San Antonio no.256, Piso 7

Colonia Ampliación Nápoles, C.P. 03849

MEXICO

Telephone: +52 55 5598 3036

Fax: +52 55 5598 5899

E-mail: normex@normex.com.mx

Director General: Dr. Jaime González Basurto

MONTENEGRO Ministry of Interior and Public Administrationof the Republic of MontenegroDepartment for Contingency Plans and Civil SecurityREPUBLIC OF MONTENEGRO

Telephone: +382 81 241 590

Fax: +382 81 246 779

E-mail: mup.emergency@cg.yu

MOROCCO Direction de la Marine Marchande et des Pêches MaritimesBoulevard El HansaliCasablancaMOROCCO

Telephone: +212 2 278 092

+212 2 221 931

Telex: 24613 MARIMAR M

22824

MOZAMBIQUE General DirectorNational Maritime Authority (INAMAR)Marquês do Pombal Street No. 297P.O. Box 4317

Maputo

MOZAMBIQUE

Telephone: +258 21 320 552

Fax: +258 21 324 007

Mobile: +258 82 153 0280

E-mail: inamar@tvcabo.co.mz

General Director

National Maritime Authority (INAMAR)

Marquês do Pombal Street No. 297

P.O. Box 4317

Maputo

MOZAMBIQUE

Telephone: +258 21 320 552

Fax: +258 21 324 007

Mobile: +258 82 153 0280

E-mail: inamar@tvcabo.co.mz

NAMIBIA Director Maritime AffairsMinistry Works, Tranport and CommunicationPrivate Bag 133416719 Bell Street

Snyman Circle, Windhoek

NAMIBIA

Telephone: +264 61 208 8025/6

Direct Line: +264 61 208 8111

Fax: +264 61 240 024/224 060

Mobile: +264 811 220 599

E-mail: mmnangolo@mwtc.gov.na

NETHERLANDS Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water ManagementDirectorate-General for Civil Aviation and Freight TransportUnit SafetyP.O. Box 20904

2500 EX The Hague

NETHERLANDS

Telephone: +31 70 351 1533/ 6171

Telefax: +31 70 351 1479

Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management

Transport Information Centre

P.O. Box 90653

2509 LR The Hague

NETHERLANDS

Telephone: +31 70 456 2444

Telefax: +31 70 456 2424

E-mail: vervoerinfo@ivw.nl

Testing, marking and certification of packagings

TNO Certification BV

PTC Verpakking

Postbus 310

2300 AH Leiden

NETHERLANDS

Telephone: +31 71 535 17 10

Telefax: +31 71 535 17 17

NEW ZEALAND Maritime New ZealandLevel 10 Optimation House1 Grey StreetPO Box 27-006

Wellington

NEW ZEALAND

Telephone: +64 4 473 0111

Telefax: +64 4 494 1263

E-mail: enquiries@maritimenz.govt.nz

Website: www.maritimenz.govt.nz

 

The authorized organizations which have delegated authority from the

Director of Maritime Safety for the approval, inspection and testing of all

portable tanks, tank containers and freight containers are:

American Bureau of Shipping

Bureau Veritas

Det Norske Veritas

Germanischer Lloyd

Lloyd’s Register of Shipping

NIGERIA Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)Marine House4 Burma RoadApapa

P.M.B. 12861, GPO, Marina Lagos

NIGERIA

Telephone: +234 587 2214 / 580 4800/9

Fax: +234 587 1329

Telex: 23891, NAMARING

Website: www.nimasa.gov.ng

NORWAY Norwegian Maritime DirectorateSmedasundeh 50thN-5528 HAGESUNDNORWAY

Telephone: +47 5274 5000

Fax: +47 5244 5001

E-mail: postmottak@sjofartsdir.no

Certification of Packaging and IBCs:

Det Norske Veritas AS

Veritasveien 1

N-1322 Høvik

NORWAY

Telephone: +47 67 57 99 00

Telefax: +47 67 57 99 11

E-mail: TNCNO754@dvn.com

Certification of CSC containers:

Det Norske Veritas AS

Veritasveien 1

N-1322 Høvik

NORWAY

Telephone: +47 67 57 99 00

Telefax: +47 67 57 99 11

E-mail: mptno876@dnv.com

Lloyd’s Register EMEA

P.O. Box 1562 Vika

N-0253 Oslo

NORWAY

Telephone: +47 23 23 92 70

Telefax: +47 23 23 92 71

E-mail: oslo@lr.org

Certification of IMO Tanks:

Det Norske Véritas AS

Veritasveien 1

N-1322 Høvik

NORWAY

Telephone: +47 67 57 99 00

Telefax: +47 67 57 99 11

E-mail: mptno876@dnv.com

PAKISTAN Mercantile Marine Department70/4 Timber HardN.M. ReclamationKeamari, Post Box No.4534

Karachi 75620

PAKISTAN

Telephone: +92 21 2851 306

+92 21 2851 307

Telefax: +92 21 4547 472 (24 hours)

+92 21 4547 897

Telex: 29822 DGPS PK (24 hours)

PANAMA Autoridad Marítima de PanamáEdificio 5534, Diablo HeightsPO Box 0816 01548Panamá

PANAMA

Telephone: +507 501 5000

Telefax: +507 501 5007

E-mail: ampadmon@amp.gob.pa

Website: www.amp.gob.pa

PAPUA NEWGUINEA First Assistant SecretaryDepartment of TransportDivision of MarineP.O. Box 457

Konedobu

PAPUA NEW GUINEA (PNG)

Telephone: +675 211866

Telex: 22203

PERU Dirección General de Capitanías y Guardacostas (DICAPI)
Jirón Constitución No.150
Callao
Peru
Telephone: +51 12099300
Anexo: 6757/6792
Email: jefemercanciaspeligrosas@dicapi.mil.pe
Constitució 150, Callao, PerúTelephone: +51 1 4291547/+51 1 4200766/

+51 1 4202020

Fax: +51 1 4291547

E-mail: pemcc@dicapi.mil.pe /

PHILIPPINES Philippine Ports AuthorityPort of ManilaSafety StaffP.O. 193, Port Area

Manila, 2803

PHILIPPINES

Telephone: +63 2 47 34 41 to 49

POLAND Ministry of Maritime EconomyDepartment of Maritime Safety00-928 Warsawul. Chalubinskiego 4/6

POLAND

Telephone: +48 22 630 15 40

Telefax: +48 22 830 09 47

 

Packaging, Testing and Certification Institute

Centralny Ośrodek Badawczo-Rozwojowy

Opakowań

ul.Konstancińska 11

02-942 Warszawa

POLAND

Telephone: +48 22 42 20 11

Telefax: +48 22 42 23 03

Telex: 812473

Packagings in conformity with the IMDG Code will be marked “PL”

Classification societies

For CSC Containers

Polski Rejestr Statków (Polish Register of Shipping)

Al.Gen.J.Hallera 126

80-416 Gdańsk

POLAND

Telephone: +48 58 41 17 64

+48 58 46 03 82

+48 58 41 64 82

Telefax: +48 58 46 03 92

+48 58 46 13 96

Telex: 0512 952 PRS PL

PORTUGAL Direcção-Geral de Navegação e dos Transportes MarítimosPraça Luis de Camões, 22 – 2o Dto1200 LisboaPORTUGAL

Telephone: +351 1 373821

Telefax: +351 1 373826

Telex: 16753 SEMM PO

REPUBLIC OFKOREA Maritime Technology TeamMaritime Safety BureauMinistry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries140-2 Gye-Dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 110-793

REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Telephone: +82 2 3674 6323

Telefax: +82 2 3674 6327

RUSSIANFEDERATION Department of State Policy for Maritime and River Transport
Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation
Rozhdestvenka Street, 1, bldg. 1
Moscow 109012
Russian Federation
Telephone: +7 499 495 05 50
Fax: +7 499 495 00 00 (ext. 0559)
Email: rusma@mintrans.ru
Classification society has been designated as competent inspector agency for the approval, acceptance and all consequential activities connected with IMO Type tanks, CSC containers, Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) and packaging to be registered in the Russian Federation: Russian Maritime Register of Shipping
Dvortsovaya Naberezhnaya, 8
Saint-Petersburg 191186
Russian Federation
Telephone: +7 812 380 20 72
Fax: +7 812 314 10 87
Email: pobox@rs-class.org
SAINT KITTS ANDNEVIS Department of Maritime AffairsDirector of Maritime AffairsMinistry of TransportP.O. Box 186, Needsmust

ST. KITTS, W.I.

Tel: +869 466 7032/ 4846

Fax: +869 465 0604/ 9475

E-mail: Maritimeaffairs@yahoo.com

St. Kitts and Nevis

International Registrar of Shipping and Seamen

West Wing, York House

48-50 Western Road

Romford RM1 3LP

UNITED KINGDOM

Tel: +44 1708 380 400

Fax: +44 1708 380 401

E-mail: mail@stkittsregistry.net

SAO TOME &PRINCIPE The MinisterMinistry of Public Works, Infrastructure & Land PlanningC.P. 171SAO TOME & PRINCIPE

Telephone: +239 223 203

+239 226 368

Fax: +239 222 824

SAUDI ARABIA Port Authority Saudi ArabiaCivil DefenceRiyadhSAUDI ARABIA

Telephone: +966 1 464 9477

SEYCHELLES Director GeneralSeychelles Maritime Safety AdministrationP.O. Box 912Victoria, Mahe

SEYCHELLES

Telephone: +248 224 866

Fax: +248 224 829

E-mail: dg@msa.sc

SIERRA LEONE The Executive DirectorSierra Leone Maritime AdministrationMaritime HouseGovernment Wharf Ferry Terminal

P.O. Box 313

Freetown

SIERRA LEONE

Telephone: +232 22 221 211

Fax: +232 22 221 215

E-mail: slma@sierratel.sl

slmaoffice@yahoo.com

SINGAPORE Maritime and Port Authority of SingaporeShipping Division21st Storey PSA Building460 Alexandra Road

SINGAPORE

119963

Telephone: +65 375 1931/6223/1600

Telefax: +65 375 6231

E-mail: shipping@mpa.gov.sg

SLOVENIA Uprava Republike Siovenije za pomorstvoUkmarjev trg 266 000 KoperSLOVENIA

Telephone: +386 66 271 216

Telefax: +386 66 271 447

Telex: 34 235 UP POM SI

SOUTH AFRICA South African Maritime Safety AuthorityP.O. Box 13186Hatfield0028 Pretoria

SOUTH AFRICA

Telephone: +27 12 342 3049

Telefax: +27 12 342 3160

South African Maritime Safety Authority

Hatfield Gardens, Block E (Ground Floor)

Corner Arcadia and Grosvenor Street

Hatfield

0083 Pretoria

SOUTH AFRICA

Head Office Administration

Chief Director

Chief Directorate – Shipping

Department of Transport

Private Bag X193

0001 Pretoria

SOUTH AFRICA

Telephone: +27 12 290 2904

Telefax: +27 12 323 7009

Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth and Richards Bay

Chief Ship Surveyor Eastern Zone

Department of Transport

Marine Division

Private Bag X54309

Durban

SOUTH AFRICA

Telephone: +27 12 3071501

Telefax: +27 23 3064983

Cape Town, Saldanha Bay and Mossel Bay

Chief Ship Surveyor Western Zone

Department of Transport

Marine Division

Private Bag X7025

8012 Roggebaai

SOUTH AFRICA

Telephone: +2721 216 170

Telefax: +2721 419 0730

 

SPAIN Dirección General de la Marina MercanteSubdirección General de Seguridad Marítima y Contaminaciónc/Ruiz de Alarcón, 128071 Madrid

SPAIN

Telephone: +34 91 597 9269/70

Telefax: +34 91 597 9287

E-mail: mercancias.peligrosas@fomento.es

pmreal@fomento.es

Subdirección General de Calidad y Seguridad Industrial

Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio

c/Paseo de la Castellana, 160

28071 Madrid

SPAIN

Telephone: +34 91 349 4303

Telefax: +34 91 349 4300

 

SUDAN DirectorMaritime Administration DirectorateMinistry of TransportPort Sudan

P.O. Box 531

SUDAN

Telephone: +249 311 825 660

Fax: +249 311 831 276

Mobile: +249 912 310 997

Telephone/Fax: +249 1 837 742 15

E-mail: smaco22@yahoo.com

SWEDEN Swedish Transport AgencyMaritime DepartmentBox 653SE-601 78 Norrköping

SWEDEN

Telephone: +46 771 503 503

Telefax: +46 11 239 934

E-mail: sjofart@transportstyrelsen.se

SP, Swedish National Testing and Research Institute

Building Technology and Mechanics

Box 857

SE-501 15 Borås

SWEDEN

Telephone: +46 33 165 000

Telefax: +46 33 135 502

SWITZERLAND Office suisse de la navigation maritimeNauenstrasse 49P.O. BoxCH-4002 Basel

SWITZERLAND

Telephone: +41 61 270 91 20

Telefax: +41 61 270 91 29

E-mail: dv-ssa@eda.admin.ch

TANZANIA Director GeneralSurface & Marine Transport Regulatory Authority(SUMATRA)P.O. Box 3093

Dar es Salaam

TANZANIA

Telephone: +255 22 213 5081

Mobile: +255 744 781 865

Fax: +255 22 211 6697

E-mail: dg@sumatra.or.tz

Ministry of Infrastructure Development

P.O. Box 9144

Dar es Salaam

TANZANIA

Telephone: +255 22 212 2268

Fax: +255 22 211 2751/212 2079

Mobile: +254 748 7404/748 5404

E-mail: brufunjo@yahoo.com

THAILAND Ministry of Transport and CommunicationsRatchadamnoen-Nok AvenueBangkok 10100THAILAND

Telephone: +66 2 281 3422

Telefax: +66 2 280 1714

Telex: 70000 MINOCOM TH

TUNISIA Ministère du TransportDirection Générale de la Marine MarchandeAvenue 7 novembre (près l’aéroport)2035 Tunis

B.P. 179 Tunis Cedex

TUNISIA

Telephone: +216 71 806 362

Telefax: +216 71 806 413

UNITED ARABEMIRATES National Transport AuthorityMarine Affairs DepartmentPO Box 900 Abu DhabiUNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Telephone: +9712 4182 124

Fax: +9712 4491 500

E-mail: marine@nt.gov.ae

UNITEDKINGDOM Maritime and Coastguard AgencyBay 2/21Spring Place105 Commercial Road

Southampton SO15 lEG

UNITED KINGDOM

Telephone: +44 23 8032 9100

Telefax: +44 23 8032 9204

E-mail: dangerous.goods@mcga.gov.uk

UNITED STATES US Department of TransportationPipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety AdministrationOffice of International StandardsEast Building/PHH-70

1200 New Jersey Ave S.E.

Washington, D.C. 20590

USA

Telephone: +1 202 366 0656

Telefax: +1 202 366 5713

E-mail: infocntr@dot.gov

Website: hazmat.dot.gov

United States Coast Guard

Hazardous Materials Standards Division (CG-5223)

2100 Second Street SW

Washington, D.C. 20593-0001 7126

USA

Telephone: +1 202 372 1420

+1 202 372 1426

Fax: +1 202 372 1926

URUGUAY Prefectura del Puerto de MontevideoRambla 25 de Agosto de 1825 S/NMontevideoURUGUAY

Telephone: +598 2 960 123

+598 2 960 022

Telex: 23929 COMAPRE-UY

VANUATU Deputy Commissioner of Maritime Affairsc/o Vanuatu Maritime Services Limited39 Broadway, Suite 2020New York, New York, 10006

USA

Telephone: +212425 9600

Telefax: +212 425 9652

E-mail: email@vanuatuships.com

Website: www.vanuatuships.com

VIET NAM Dr. Tran Dac SuuDirector GeneralVietnam Inland Waterway Administration80 Tran Hung Dao

Hanoi

VIET NAM

Telephone: +84 4 9421 887

Fax: +84 4 9420 788

E-mail: cuctruong.viwa@mt.gov.vn

For further information contact

Ms. Yen

International Relation Department

Telephone: +84 4 9424 750

Mobile: +84 913 599 801

E-mail: yenton197@gmail.com

viwa.inter.re@hn.vnn.vn

YEMEN Executive ChairmanMaritime Affairs AuthorityP.O. Box 19395Sanaa

REPUBLIC OF YEMEN

Tel: +967 1 414 412/ 419 914/ 423 005

Fax: +967 1 414 645

E-mail: MAA-HeadOffice@y.net.ye

Website: www.MAA.gov.ye

ZAMBIA Department of Maritime & Inland WaterwaysMinistry of Communications & TransportP.O. Box 50346Fairley Road

Lusaka

ZAMBIA

Telephone: +260 1 250 716/251 444/251 022

Fax: +260 1 253 165/251 795

E-mail: dmiw@zamtel.zm

Associate MemberHONG KONG,CHINA The Director of MarineMarine DepartmentGPO Box 4155HONG KONG, CHINA

Telephone: +852 2852 3085

Telefax: +852 2815 8596

E-mail: pfdg@mardep.gov.hk