PortKick Freight Shipping has a worldwide network international agents, each of which has first-hand experience of restricted requirements and regulations regarding chemicals/dangerous goods in ports across the globe. Whether you need to transport solvent, phosphoric acid or ethylene, you can count on us to get it there. Portkick offers intermodal bulk chemical hauls, hazardous and non-hazardous transport and the temperature sensitive transport of sanitary products.
What is a Hazardous Material
Hazardous materials are defined by the U. S. Department of Transportation in accordance with the Federal Hazardous Material Law regulations. A DOT hazardous material classification is given if material, in a certain quantity and form, poses an unreasonable risk to health, safety or property. Below is need to know information if you wish to ship chemical or hazardous materials.
DOT Hazard Class 1: Explosives.
Division 1.1: Explosives with a mass explosion hazard
Division 1.2: Explosives with a projection hazard
Division 1.3: Explosives with predominantly a fire hazard
Division 1.4: Explosives with no significant blast hazard
Division 1.5: Very insensitive explosives
Division 1.6: Extremely insensitive explosive articles
DOT Hazard Class 2: Gases.
Division 2.1: Flammable gases
Division 2.2: Non-flammable gases
Division 2.3: Poison gases
Division 2.4: Corrosive gases
DOT Hazard Class 3: Flammable liquids.
Division 3.1: Flashpoint below -18°C(0°F)
Division 3.2: Flashpoint below -18°C and above, but less than 23°C(73°F)
Division 3.3: Flashpoint 23°C and up to 61°C(141°F)
DOT Hazard Class 4: Flammable solids, spontaneously combustible materials, and materials that are dangerous when wet.
Division 4.1: Flammable solids
Division 4.2: Spontaneously combustible materials
Division 4.3: Materials that are dangerous when wet
DOT Hazard Class 5: Oxidizers and organic peroxides.
Division 5.1: Oxidizers
Division 5.2: Organic peroxides
DOT Hazard Class 6: Poisons and etiologic materials.
Division 6.1: Poisonous materials
Division 6.2: Etiologic(infectious) materials
DOT Hazard Class 7: Radioactive material.
Any material, or combination of materials, that spontaneously gives off ionizing radiation. It has a specific activity greater than 0.002 microcuries per gram.
DOT Hazard Class 8: Corrosives.
A material, liquid or solid, that causes visible destruction or irreversible alteration to human skin or a liquid that has a severe corrosion rate on steel or aluminum.
DOT Hazard Class 9: Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles.
A material that presents a hazard during transport, but which is not included in another hazardous freight classification.
Portkick Chemical Shipping
Portkick has a specialist chemical support department that will ensure that your shipment meets the stringent compliance requirements of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, and they can also deal with any contingency along the way. With a profession chemist that specializes in hazardous shipping on-hand we can ensure that your chemical cargo (and the box it sits next to) is stowed and shipped in-keeping with the necessary legal and safety requirements. PortKick has genuine expertise in delivering containerized chemical cargoes swiftly, safely and with the minimum of fuss.
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