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Filed on: 28 September 2019
Effective: 28 September 2019

Except as otherwise provided in paragraph below, hazardous, explosive, flammable or dangerous cargo, as defined in the publications named below, will be accepted by the Carrier for transportation under the rules, charges and rates named in NRAs governed by this Tariff:

  1. ONLY after prior booking and arrangements have been made with and accepted by the Ocean Carrier;
  2. ONLY when local regulations, ordinances and lawful authorities at origin, destination or transshipment ports/points permit the handling of such cargo at Carrier's or port terminals and facilities;
  3. ONLY when U.S. Coast Guard and/or local authority permits have been obtained and complied with by Shipper and/or Consignee.
  4. Carrier reserves the right to refuse to accept or transport cargo which, in the judgment of the Carrier, is opprobrious or likely to injure vessel, docks, terminals, rail cars, trucks or other cargo, or for which the Carrier CANNOT provide or obtain safe and suitable terminal space or stowage. Further Carrier will refuse any shipment of hazardous, explosive, flammable, dangerous or objectionable cargo when shipping containers, marking, labels, certifications, packing or packaging of such cargo is NOT in accordance, and strict compliance, with the rules, regulations and provisions in the publications named below.
  5. All commodities required to be carried on-deck of transporting vessel, either in the open or under cover, or which if stowed below deck must be stowed in a "magazine", or which cannot be loaded or unloaded without a permit from the U.S. Coast Guard, shall be considered, for Tariff purposes, hazardous or dangerous cargo, and will be rated accordingly.
  6. The hazardous cargo named below will NOT be accepted for transportation by the Carrier or its connecting Carriers for transportation under the rules, regulations governed by this Tariff:
    Classes A and B Explosives
    Radioactive Substances (IMCO Class No. 7)
  7. All hazardous, explosive, flammable or dangerous cargo, when accepted by the Carrier for transportation MUST be packed, labeled, placarded, marked, stowed and secured (when in containers) and delivered in strict accordance with:
    1. U.S. Coast Guard Regulations (46 CFR §§146-179);
    2. U.S. Department of Transportation Regulations (49 CFR §§170-179);
    3. The International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMCO - published by the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization);
    4. All rules and regulations promulgated by applicable local, municipal, state or foreign governments or authorities;
    5. MUST have all Certifications, as required by law, annotated on the B/L, Shipping Order and Cargo Receipt;
    6. MUST have Shipper's attestation, when required, on the B/L and Shipping Orders that the shipment contains no mix of non-compatible hazardous materials and no hazardous waste as defined in the regulations named above.
  8. When booking hazardous cargo, Shipper and/or his agent MUST inform Carrier accurately and completely of the true character of the cargo together with the information noted below in writing, or it MUST be confirmed in writing when arrangements and booking has been made verbally:
    1.  The proper shipping name, including trade or popular name, of the commodity followed by the technical name of the materials;
    2. The hazardous class, IMCO Code Number and UN Number (if any);
    3. The flash point or flash point range (when applicable);
    4. The applicable label(s) or placard(s) that must be placed on each package or container, including labels communicating secondary and tertiary hazards (when required);
    5. Identification of the type of packaging (e.g. drums, cylinders, barrels, etc.);
    6. The number of pieces of each type of package;
    7. The gross weight of each type of package or the individual gross weight of each package;
    8. The Harmonized Code, SITC or BTN number of the commodity;
    9. The types of certifications and Emergency Response Data required by the regulations named in the publications listed above.
  9. At the time hazardous cargo is tendered for transportation, all documentation, certifications, transfer shipping papers (as required by 49 CFR §§100-199 when applicable), and the Bill of Lading annotations required under the regulations and provisions noted in the publications listed above, MUST be furnished to originating carrier, unless such documents have already been provided prior to tendering of cargo. Carrier will compare declarations on all documentation provided at the time of shipment for possible errors; however, it is, and shall remain, the sole responsibility of the Shipper to ensure that all such documentation is correct and complete. Further, it is the Shipper's responsibility to ensure that all pieces, packages and units in the shipment are clearly and properly marked with the required labels and placards.
  10. When a shipment has been accepted by the Carrier for transportation and subsequently an error is found in the required certifications, packaging, labeling, placarding or other required notice or marking requirement(s) and regulation(s), all damages, fines or penalties, actual or consequential, shall be for the account of the party required to provide such certifications, packaging, labels, placards, etc.
  11. When required by law, governmental regulations, the regulations specified in the publications listed above or by underlying VOCC utilized, it is necessary to forward hazardous cargo separately from non-hazardous cargo, the hazardous cargo will be considered and handled as a separate shipment and rated accordingly. Additionally, when a shipment contains 2 (two) or more hazardous articles which, under the provisions of the regulations specified in the publications listed above, are prohibited from being loaded or stored together, each article or group of incompatible articles in the shipment will be considered and handled as a separate shipment and rated accordingly.
  12. All shipments of Hazardous cargo as defined in this Rule, when accepted and transported by Carrier will be subject to the Hazardous Cargo Surcharge named in the NRA governed by this Tariff (if any), which charge shall be in addition to all other applicable charges.
  13. All commodities which the office of the Federal Register in their publication entitled "Code of Federal Regulations (46 CFR 146.01-1) - Transportation or Storage of Explosives or other Dangerous Articles or Substances, and Combustible Liquids on board Vessels" prescribed to be carried on cargo vessels on deck only, either in the open or under cover, shall be charged the Dangerous or Hazardous Cargo, rate; except where a specific NRA is provided for.
  14. Shipments of inflammable and hazardous cargo referred to in this rule are subject to special booking and shall be delivered at destination in accordance with regulations promulgated by Port Authorities and at the risk and expense of the consignee and/or owners of the goods.
  15. The transportation of explosives, will be governed by the United States Code of Federal Regulations, i.e. CFRTitles 49, Shipping Parts 100-199 as revised or superseding regulations, and to the extent applicable, the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMCO) published by the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization 101-103 Piccadilly, London, WIV, OAE, England as listed below:
    1. Class 1 – Explosives
    2. Class 2 - Gases; Compressed, liquefied or dissolved under pressure
    3. Class 3 - Inflammable Liquids
    4. Class 4 - Inflammable Solids
    5. Class 5 - Oxidizing Substances and organic peroxide
    6. Class 6 - Poison and infectious substance
    7. Class 7 - Radioactive substance
    8. Class 8 - Corrosives
    9. Class 9 - Miscellaneous dangerous substance
    10. 10 - Agent Thomas A. Phemister, Water Carrier Tariff No. 32ICC No. 32, FMC 27 (Dangerous Articles Tariff)
    11. 11 - Agent Thomas A. Phemister's Bureau of Explosives Tariff No. B.O.E. - 600, ICC No. B.O.E. - 600, FMC F No. 2B