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What should I pay attention to when shipping chemicals?

  • Author:Alvin
  • Source:HKSG-GRUP
  • Release Date:2018-10-26
What should I pay attention to when shipping chemicals?

Chemical shipping is an important part of the shipping market. Chemicals mainly include organic chemicals, inorganic chemicals and vegetable oils. The main types of organic chemicals are ethylene, ethylene dichloride, vinyl chloride monomer, styrene monomer, ethylene glycol, acetonitrile, benzene, methyl tert-butyl ether, etc., accounting for about 46% of the chemical shipping volume. The types of inorganic chemicals mainly include phosphoric acid, sulfuric acid, sodium hydroxide, etc., accounting for about 15% of the chemical shipping volume; vegetable oil and animal fat account for about 25% of the chemical shipping volume.

In addition to the above categories of goods that need to be carried by chemical tankers, other chemicals with larger volumes are lubricants and syrups. The amount of lubricants shipped is about 6 million tons per year, and the amount of syrup shipped exceeds 700 per year. Ten thousand tons. China is a big shipping country with great potential for developing maritime transportation of chemicals. With the rise of China's economy in the world, China's chemical marine transportation will also have a leap in the times. Let's take a look at what you need to pay attention to when shipping chemicals.

Understand the basic properties of chemicals

In order to safely carry out international shipping of chemicals, it is necessary to have a detailed understanding of some basic properties of chemicals, such as toxicity, ignition point, volatility, etc., and specifically noted in relevant documents to facilitate the operator to pack, Handling and handling work.

Follow the dangerous goods transportation regulations and operate according to the process

In the process of chemical transportation, special attention should be paid to relevant processes and regulations. For example, some dangerous goods must be operated in accordance with the relevant regulations on the transportation of dangerous goods. The packaging must be secure and the label must be attached. In the process of packing, it is necessary to avoid open flames and high temperatures, which can effectively prevent the explosion and volatilization of chemicals and ensure the safety and health of personnel. When selecting a container, it is necessary to check the container in particular. For example, is there a crack, or whether the door can be closed or so? Pay special attention to the international shipment of chemicals. The goods must be placed in the container. There must be no door closing or sealing.

Chemical shipping FAQ

1. What documents are required for the export of chemicals by sea?

Generally, it is necessary to provide MSDS, shipping authorization, and if it is dangerous goods, it is necessary to provide dangerous goods packaging performance certificate, chemical industry research institute appraisal report, and normal customs declaration materials.

2. Why do MSDS be required for the export of dangerous goods and general chemicals?

MSDS is an important document for communicating chemical hazard information. It provides a brief description of the health of a chemical to human health and the environment and provides information on the safe handling, storage and use of the chemical. Developed countries such as the United States, Japan, and the European Union have generally established and implemented the MSDS system. According to the chemical management regulations of these countries, manufacturers of hazardous chemicals usually provide a safety data for their products when they sell, transport or export their products.