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Dangerous Cargo



Royal Gulf Shipping & Logistics ensures your dangerous cargo are taken care of right from packaging, labeling, documentation, transportation, transit and final delivery to the consignee’s door by ocean, air, rail and truck freight. Dangerous cargo are substances that when transported can be a risk to the health, safety, property or the environment. These goods may be considered hazardous because of its poisonous or corrosive or flammable nature. These goods can be in the form of solid, liquid or gas and care must be taken so that during transportation they may not harm people, other living organisms, property, or even the environment. These are covered by the IMGD (International Maritime Dangerous Goods) code that provides a uniform international code for the transport of dangerous goods by sea giving guidelines regarding packing, container traffic and stowage, with focus given to the segregation of incompatible substances. Every country has adopted the rules of the transportation of dangerous goods on the national and international levels. Royal Gulf Shipping is an International carrier and therefore it is our principle to live up to these worldwide regulations and requirements.

Royal Gulf Shipping are qualified for carrying Categories 1 -9 dangerous goods as specified in International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMGD). Royal Gulf Shipping & Logistics has professionals with years of experience in shipping and management of dangerous goods. Dangerous goods are divided into nine classes. Some classes of these dangerous goods are self-explanatory as explosives and poisons, are obviously dangerous. But you could never guess Aerosols, perfumes and even mobile phones or laptops are considered dangerous goods because they contain lithium batteries, but you do not need to worry our well-trained professionals understand these classifications very well.

The classifications for dangerous goods are as follows:

Accessible dangerous goods:

Class 1: Explosives

Class 2.1: Flammable gas

Class 2.2: Non-flammable gas/non-toxic gas

Class 2.3: Toxic gas

Class 3: Flammable liquids

Class 4.1: Flammable solids

Class 4.2: Substances liable to spontaneous combustion

Class 4.3: Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gas

Class 5.1: Oxidizers

Class 5.2: Organic Peroxides

 Class 8: Corrosives

Inaccessible dangerous goods:

Class 6.1: Toxic substances

Class 6.2: Infectious substances

Class 7: Radioactive material

Class 9: Miscellaneous dangerous goods substances and articles

Royal Gulf Shipping & Logistics strictly adheres to the guidelines for dangerous cargo in Dubai. These guidelines are detailed in the “Code of Practice for the Management of Dangerous Goods in the Emirate of Dubai”. The Code outlines the terms, rules and procedures for the proper management of dangerous goods in Dubai. This code provides provisions for dangerous goods transport by road, air, sea, through postal services and Transport of Dangerous Goods in Limited Quantities. This code also details the shipper’s responsibilities and also details that the shipper must not only comply fully with these Regulations when offering a consignment of Dangerous Goods, but they must also comply with any applicable regulations set forth by the State of origin, transit and destination. The staff at Royal Gulf Shipping & Logistics is not only proficient in the outlines of the code but also the technical requirements of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. This helps us prevent breaches of safety and security not only for our valuable staff and vessels but also for the safety of the environment and the safe transport of your cargo. The concept of “Constant Care” is fundamental to our business philosophy and a guiding principle in managing our operations so that we can deliver our promise of safely making your cargo reach its destination.

Dangerous Cargo FAQs

Dangerous cargo, often referred to as hazardous cargo, includes materials or substances that pose a risk to people, property, or the environment during transport. It's regulated to ensure safety and minimize potential harm. Learn more about handling dangerous cargo in this FAQ.

Dangerous cargo can encompass a wide range of items, such as flammable liquids, explosives, radioactive materials, and toxic chemicals. Knowing how to identify and handle these substances safely is crucial in the transportation industry.

Dangerous cargo is classified based on its properties and potential risks. This classification helps shippers, carriers, and emergency responders understand how to handle, transport, and respond to incidents involving these materials effectively.

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