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SOLAS Amendments July 2016    
Shipper's Letter of Instructions    
RULE REVISION HISTORY
Rule 16 – HAZF - HAZARDOUS CARGO PROVISIONS & CHARGES

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Displaying: Original Published Date: 01/20/2016
RULE: 16 - HAZF - HAZARDOUS CARGO PROVISIONS & CHARGES	
Effective 1/20/16
	
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; 
and
  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 
facilities; 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 
transportation:
  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 
Receipt.
     
  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, 
placards, etc.
     
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.