Rule 8A Hazardous Cargo


Publication Date: 10/25/2004

Effective Date: 11/28/2004

Through Date: 

Expiration Date:

Amendment Code: A, C, E

Special Use Number:

Request #: SUSPASS66, SUSPASS77


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 annotation 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



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).

    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)

    LCL shipments of Ammunitions destined to Trinidad (A, C) Effective 11/28/2004

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 Not Applicable
LCL $25.00 W/M subject to a minimum of $100 per shipment
Canada from/to: Barbados, St Lucia, Guyana,   St Vincent, (E) Eff 11/28/2004, Trinidad, Dominica, Grenada, Dominica, French Guiana,  Dominican Republic Per Container $250.00
Bahamas: Exuma, Long Island, Cat Island, San Salvador. Per Container $200.00

From: Worldwide to: (A)

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