Publication Date: 04/01/1999

Effective Date: 05/01/1999

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Expiration Date:

Amendment Code: I

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Rule 16 Hazardous Cargo



A.    Hazardous cargo as defined in CFR-49 (parts 100-177) and the IMDG code, is subject to Carrier's option of acceptance. All commodities accepted by Carrier are subject to the requirements for ocean carriage as prescribed by the CFR-49 (parts 100-177) and the IMDG code.


B.    In the absence of specific rate provisions, all commodities defined as hazardous cargo in CFR-49 (parts 100-177) and the IMDG code, shall be considered, for tariff, as dangerous or hazardous, and rate accordingly.


C.    This tariff is subject to the provisions of CFR-49 (parts 100-177) and the IMDG code, covering the requirements for handling hazardous cargo, except that Carrier will not accept commodities named in paragraph E.  

D. Carrier reserves the right to refuse or accept any cargo, hazardous or non- hazardous, which in its judgement is objectionable or likely to damage the equipment, docks, or other cargo, or for which, in the Carrier's judgement,

it has not safe and suitable stowage.


E.     The hazardous cargo listed below will not be accepted for transportation by Carrier or its connections:  

    (As defined in CFR-49 parts 100-177, and the IMDG code).

    Explosives (classes 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6 all compatibility groups)

    Explosives 1.3, compatibility groups A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,J,K,L,M,S    

    Explosives 1.4, compatibility groups A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,J,K,L,N

    Infectious Substances (class 6.2)

    Radioactive Materials (class 7)

    Hazardous Waste