Rule 8A Hazardous Cargo


Publication Date: 09/09/2005

Effective Date: 09/25/2005

Through Date: 

Expiration Date:

Amendment Code: A, C

Special Use Number:

Request #: SUSPASS271


A. Shipments of Dangerous Articles or Hazardous Materials will not be accepted for transportation on an origin or

interline basis except where:


1) Certifications as required by law are properly annotated (C) Eff 08/25/2005 on the Bill of Lading, Shipping Order or

Receipt where Carrier takes possession of the shipment under the provision of this tariff.




2) Annotation on the "Transfer Shipping Paper" (as defined in 49 CFR, Parts 100-199) where shipment is tendered to Carrier

by interline or connecting carriers.


B. The following hazardous cargo list below will not be accepted for transportation by Carrier or its connections:

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


Class A and B Explosives (Classes 1.1, 1.2, all compatibility groups) (A, C) Eff 09/25/2005
Class A and B Explosives (Classes 1.3, compatibility groups A, B, C, D, E, F H, J, K, L, N, S) (A, C) Eff 09/25/2005
Class C Explosives (Classes 1.4, compatibility groups A, B, C, D, E, F H, J, K, L, N) (A, C) Eff 09/25/2005
Blasting Agents (Class 1.5, 1.6)  (A, C) Eff 09/25/2005
Infectious Substances (Class 6.2)
Radioactive Materials (Class 7)
Hazardous Waste Materials (A, C) Eff 09/25/2005
LCL shipments of Ammunitions
Gasoline except Kerosene, Avegas, Diesel (A, C) Eff 09/25/2005


C. Where shipment has been accepted by Carrier for Transportation and subsequently an error is found in the required certification,

packaging, or other lawful requirements, all damages or penalties actual or consequential, shall be for the account of the party

required to provide such certification, packaging or other lawful requirements.


D. Where the Transfer Shipping Paper makes specific reference to "Certification Annotation on Original Bill of Lading", such

will be accepted in lieu of duplication of certificates on the Transfer Shipping Paper. Transfer Shipping Paper refers to such

papers as Freight Waybill, Way Bill, Express Way Bill, Vessel Manifest, Vessel Cargo List, or Exchange Bill of Lading

Shipping Order. Such Transfer Papers shall show thereon all the information required by this section and shall also container

information sufficient to identify the preceding Shipping Paper.


E. When, as required by law, it is necessary to separate hazardous cargo from the original container to other containers to

insure safe movement on Carrier's vessel, such cargo will be considered a separate shipment and will be rated accordingly,

and appropriate handling charges will also be assessed.


F. The transportation of explosives, flammables, corrosive materials, compressed gases, combustible liquids and other hazardous

articles will be governed by the following regulations, as applicable:


    1) United States code of Federal Regulations OR 49 CFR, Parts 100-199.

    2) Federal Register HM-181, as a supplement to 49 CFR, Parts 100-199.

    3) IMDG Code (International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code)


G. All shipments are subject to proper marking, labeling and placarding.


H. A surcharge will be charged for cargo moving under rates in this Tariff will apply for Hazardous Materials or Dangerous Goods required

to be listed and described as such on shipping papers prepared in accordance with 49 CFR Part 172, Sub part C (49 CFR, Section 172.200

and following) or on Dangerous Goods Manifests prepared in Accordance with Section 9 of the IMDG Code (International Maritime Dangerous

Goods Code). Surcharge does not apply on limited quantities of such cargo in transport vehicles or freight container or Hazardous Materials

classed and shipped ORM-D.


Canada from/to All Ports not otherwise specified

Per Container



$25.00 W/M subject to a minimum of $100 per shipment


From: Worldwide to:

Ammunition: Ammunition will be accepted in accordance with IMDG standard.  Ammunition will be subject to the following:

All Ports


Not Applicable


LCL Cargo only

$300.00 per shipment


Ammunition will only be accepted on a FCL, exclusive use of a container basis.

$300.00 per shipment