Classification of Dangerous Goods in the Shipping Industry

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Abstract

This project was done in an effort to elaborate of the use of containers for the stowage of dangerous goods as well as the impacts it has. As well as how the International conventions, International Policies and Protocol for transporting dangerous goods are taking into consideration. Throughout this assignment, the main conventions will be examined and focused on such as MARPOL and SOLAS as well as policies established that deals with the transportation al Dangerous cargo that was established and enforced by the IMO (International Maritime Organization). There is also a list of dangerous goods and their classification that are mentioned by the UN (United Nation). Also giving the different classification of dangerous goods as
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Special software called Terminal Operating Systems (TOS) is used to assist in the loading of dangerous goods. The planner inserts into the system, however the software may or may not be able to properly stow cargo by means of checking for bad stowage & segregation against the latest international requirements. It is highly recommended to check stowage manually and by human perception for compliance. According to the IMDG code, segregation requirements of the other local/national regulations must be strictly adhered to. A key requirement for planners that to recognize that he have knowledge that dangerous goods that are classified within to the same class may have segregation requirements amongst them in terms of gases, liquids and solid dangerous goods. (Ships Business, 2010)
When these DG’s are loaded onto a ship, specific set of information about the said good must be gathered, assessed and communicated to all relevant authorities with observation and acknowledgement of the DG’s type, composition and its flash factor which is the temperature that is deemed combustible. By doing this, the authorities and handlers know which type of good are being handled, how the good can be contained when contamination or leakage occurs. With this, proper actions and procedures can be performed for occurrences such accidents involving dangerous goods while being transported and storing on the ship. This
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