Rules and Regulations

Dangerous goods declaration in Canada

CMA CGM wishes to inform its customers that the Canadian Transport Authorities (CTA) are now rigorously checking Dangerous Goods Declaration documents to ensure full compliance with IMDG code and Canadian transport regulations. Among mandatory information, CTA are particularly checking that:

  • consignors details are correctly shown,
  • there is a 24-hour emergency contact name and number (and that it works),
  • the document is correctly signed and dated.

In addition to the provision of this information, the hazardous regulation covering the inland transport in Canada has been reinforced. Please check whether or not the cargo is allowed to be carried inland before quoting it, with:

In case of breaches of this procedure, the CTA will levy penalties or reject cargo and then will hold both the vessel operator and the container operator jointly liable.

CMA CGM calls upon its customers’ responsibility to check with their local agency if involved hazardous cargo can be allowed for inland haulage in Canada prior booking.

For more information, please contact your local CMA CGM office.