Dangerous Cargo Offices (DCO) are in charge of delivering acceptance for loading dangerous goods on board our vessels (Marseille, Le Havre, Norfolk, Hong Kong and Melbourne). No dangerous goods under CMA CGM Bill of lading are allowed to be loaded on CMA CGM vessels or vessels chartered by CMA CGM or partner’s vessels without prior acceptance of CMA CGM Dangerous Cargo Office who will issue acceptance number.

Dangerous Cargo Offices only accept dangerous goods substances complying with Imo Rules/national and local regulations, CMA CGM Policy, Lines instructions and Ship Manager/Planner comments if particular restrictions due to ships configuration.
It is also important to note that a dangerous goods booking under CMA CGM Bill of lading may be loaded on board partners vessels. In that case, our partners may impose additional restrictions to those previously listed.
Acceptance of hazardous cargoes does not relieve shippers of their obligations and shippers will be held fully responsible for any consequences arising out of their negligence, or negligence of any person working for them directly or indirectly.
Referring to the IMDG Code, “classification shall be made by the shipper/consignor or by the appropriate competent authority where specified in this Code”. The shipper/consignor is fully responsible of the product classification.
The shipper shall provide our local agent with the Dangerous Goods Declaration and the packing certificate dully signed. No dangerous goods will be loaded on board vessels without these documents.

  • Hazardous Cargo Request

    Before booking a dangerous good, please prepare information below

    1. 1Consecutive Hazardous Request Number
    2. 2Vessel Name
    3. 3Voyage Number
    4. 4Port of Loading
    5. 5Port of Discharge
    6. 6Final Destination
    7. 7Port of Transhipment(if POD is different from Final Destination)
    8. 8Routing (if POD different from final destination and Port of origin is different from POL)
    9. 9Type and size of container
    10. 10Number and kind of outer packing
    11. 11Kind and number (or capacity) of inner packing (Information compulsory only if declared in limited quantity and some particular cases)
    12. 12Is outer packing UN approved (or equivalent) YES / NO
    13. 13UN Number
    14. 14Class/Additional Labels
    15. 15Correct Shipping Name for Hazardous Substance (Including chemical Hazardous Content name giving rise to hazard for NOS)
    16. 16Gross / Net weight (Kgs)
    17. 17Flash Point (minimum in Celsius)
    18. 18Marine Polluant YES / NO
    19. 19EMS & MFAG (if not given by IMDG Code, shipper to provide recommendation)
    20. 20Additional Details (exemption/special permit/certificates control/weathering certificate, etc.)
    21. 21Solid/ Liquid / Gas
    22. 22Emergency call number (for US ports regulated)
    23. 23Container number