RULE: 16 - HAZF - HAZARDOUS CARGO PROVISIONS & CHARGES
Except as otherwise provided in paragraph c. below, hazardous, explosive, flammable or dangerous
cargo, as defined in the publications named below, will be accepted by the Carrier for transportation
under the rules, charges and rates named in this Tariff:
1. ONLY after prior booking and arrangements have been made with and accepted by the Ocean Carrier;
2. ONLY when local regulations, ordinances and lawful authorities at origin, destination or
transshipment ports/points permit the handling of such cargo at Carrier's or port terminals and
3. ONLY when U.S. Coast Guard and/or local authority permits have been obtained and complied with
by Shipper and/or Consignee.
a) Carrier reserves the right to refuse to accept or transport cargo which, in the judgement of
the Carrier, is opprobrious or likely to injure vessel, docks, terminals, rail cars, trucks or other
cargo, or for which the Carrier CANNOT provide or obtain safe and suitable terminal space or
stowage. Further Carrier will refuse any shipment of hazardous, explosive, flammable, dangerous or
objectionable cargo when shipping containers, marking, labels, certifications, packing or packaging
of such cargo is NOT in accordance, and strict compliance, with the rules, regulations and provisions
in the publications named below.
b) All commodities required to be carried on-deck of transporting vessel, either in the open or
under cover, or which if stowed below deck must be stowed in a "magazine", or which cannot be loaded
or unloaded without a permit from the U.S. Coast Guard, shall be considered, for Tariff purposes,
hazardous or dangerous cargo, and will be rated accordingly.
c) The hazardous cargo named below will NOT be accepted for transportation by the Carrier or its
connecting Carriers for transportation under the rules, regulations and rates named in this Tariff:
Classes A and B Explosives
Radioactive Substances (IMCO Class No. 7)
d) All hazardous, explosive, flammable or dangerous cargo, when accepted by the Carrier for
1. MUST be packed, labeled, placarded, marked, stowed and secured (when in containers) and
delivered in strict accordance with:
A. U.S. Coast Guard Regulations (46 CFR Parts 146-179)
B. U.S. Department of Transportation Regulations (49 CFR Parts 170-179); and
C. the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMCO - published by the Inter-Governmental
Maritime Consultative Organization); and
D. all rules and regulations promulgated by applicable local, municipal, state or foreign
governments or authorities.
2. MUST have all Certifications, as required by law, annotated on the B/L, Shipping Order and Cargo
3. MUST have Shipper's attestation, when required, on the B/L and Shipping Orders that the shipment
contains no mix of non-compatible hazardous materials and no hazardous waste as defined in the
regulations named above.
e. When booking hazardous cargo, Shipper and/or his agent MUST inform Carrier accurately and
completely of the true character of the cargo together with the information noted below in writing,
or it MUST be confirmed in writing when arrangements and booking has
been made verbally.
1. The proper shipping name, including trade or popular name, of the commodity followed by the
technical name of the materials; and
2. The hazardous class, IMCO Code Number and UN Number(if any); and
3. The flash point or flash point range (when applicable); and
4. The applicable label(s) or placard(s) that must be placed on each package or container, including
labels communicating secondary and tertiary hazards (when required); and
5. Identification of the type of packaging (e.g. drums, cylinders, barrels, etc.); and
6. The number of pieces of each type of package; and
7. The gross weight of each type of package or the individual gross weight of each package; and
8. The Harmonized Code, SITC or BTN number of the commodity; and
9. The types of certifications and Emergency Response Data required by the regulations named in the
publications listed above.
f. At the time hazardous cargo is tendered for transportation, all documentation, certifications,
transfer shipping papers (as required by 49 CFR 100-199 when applicable), and the Bill of Lading
annotations required under the regulations and provisions noted in
the publications listed above, MUST be furnished to originating carrier, unless such documents have
already been provided prior to tendering of cargo. Carrier will compare declarations on all
documentation provided at the time of shipment for possible errors, however it is, and shall remain,
the sole responsibility of the Shipper to insure that all such documentation is correct and
complete. Further, it is the Shipper's responsibility to insure that all pieces, packages and units
in the shipment are clearly and properly marked with the required labels and placards.
g. When a shipment has been accepted by the Carrier for transportation and subsequently an error is
found in the required certifications, packaging, labeling, placarding or other required notice or
marking requirement(s) and regulation(s), all damages, fines or penalties, actual or consequential,
shall be for the account of the party required to provided such certifications, packaging, labels,
h. When required by law, governmental regulations, the regulations specified in the publications
listed above or by underlying VOCC utilized, it is necessary to forward hazardous cargo separately
from non-hazardous cargo, the hazardous cargo will be considered and handled as a separate shipment
and rated accordingly. Additionally, when a shipment contains 2 (two) or more hazardous articles
which, under the provisions of the regulations specified in the publications listed above, are
prohibited from being loaded or stored together, each article or group of incompatible articles in
the shipment will be considered and handled as a separate shipment and rated accordingly.
i. Except as otherwise provided in individual TLIs, Paragraph c. above or as provided in any
Exceptions named below, all shipments of Hazardous cargo as defined in this Rule, when accepted and
transported by Carrier will be SBJ to the Hazardous Cargo Surcharge named below, which charge shall
be in addition to all other applicable charges.
BETWEEN: Ports and Points in the United States
AND: Ports and Points named in Rule 1
On LCL Shipments: US$ 25.00 per B/L
On FCL Shipments: US$ 250.00 per B/L
ii. On LCL Shipments moving to Puerto Rico, the HAZF will be
US$ 25.00 per each separate UN# declared in the shipment.