Container transportation has become the most convenient and efficient mode of transportation today, at the same time, we have seen an endless stream of marine accidents caused by misreporting and omission of dangerous goods.
Shipping companies have shown high amounts of liquidated damages, calling for industry self-discipline, with only one purpose: to ensure the safety of ships and cargo shipping, to protect the interests of customers. However, it is not enough to rely only on the deterrence of penalties and review afterwards. In all aspects of cargo production, storage, booking, packing and delivery, it is necessary for practitioners (including customers and agents) to have a clear understanding of SOLARS and IMDG CODE regulations, and a clear understanding of the characteristics of the cargo to be delivered.
Now, we are going to introduce “MSDS” and “Battery”, which is the top of the check list, and make a series of explanations, so that we can learn and enrich the related knowledge together and create a “safe”, “self-discipline” and “efficient” industry environment.
A. How to correctly understand the relevant characteristics of the goods?
MSDS is Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), internationally known as Chemical Safety Information Card, which is used by chemical manufacturers and importers to clarify the physical and chemical properties of chemicals (such as PH value, flash point, flammability, reactivity, etc.) and the possible hazards to users’ health (such as carcinogenicity, deformation, etc.). It is a file used by chemical manufacturers and importers to clarify the physical and chemical properties of chemicals (such as PH value, flash point, flammability, reactivity, etc.) and the possible health hazards to users (such as carcinogenicity, deformation, etc.).