The author defines hazardous cargoes as those which are highly flammable, corrosive or toxic and refers to the problems which arise with the introduction of new chemicals, the lack of product information, the use of trade names which may not be easily identifiable and the misuse of plates and labels. He mentions the new I.M.C.O. recommendations and the Blue Book (which refers to British vessels), and comments on the absence of standard regulations between most countries while mentioning the Hazchem and Kemler codings. The differing problems of handling spillages ashore and at sea are discussed as are the difference in bye laws and requirements of ports. The paper concludes by considering the types of tanks suitable for carrying specific commodities and allied subjects.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper given at 3rd International Conference and Exhibition of Marine Transport Using Roll-on/Roll-off Methods, Hamburg, July 4-6 1978, 6 p. Copies of original material available to members at a cost of 0.15 pounds per page, and to non-members at 0.30 pounds per page to include postage. There will be a minimum charge of 0.50 pounds to members and 2.00 pounds to non-members for this service.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn

    Abford House, 15 Wilton Road
    London SW1V 1LX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Davison, E
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 2
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188164
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM