Dangerous goods

Dangerous Cargo Offices (DCO) are in charge of delivering acceptance for loading dangerous goods on board our vessels (Marseille, Le Havre, Norfolk, Hong Kong and Melbourne). No dangerous goods under CMA CGM Bill of lading are allowed to be loaded on CMA CGM vessels or vessels chartered by CMA CGM or partner’s vessels without prior acceptance of CMA CGM Dangerous Cargo Office who will issue acceptance number.

Dangerous Cargo Offices only accept dangerous goods substances complying with Imo Rules/national and local regulations, CMA CGM Policy, Lines instructions and Ship Manager/Planner comments if particular restrictions due to ships configuration.
It is also important to note that a dangerous goods booking under CMA CGM Bill of lading may be loaded on board partners vessels. In that case, our partners may impose additional restrictions to those previously listed.
Acceptance of hazardous cargoes does not relieve shippers of their obligations and shippers will be held fully responsible for any consequences arising out of their negligence, or negligence of any person working for them directly or indirectly.
Referring to the IMDG Code, “classification shall be made by the shipper/consignor or by the appropriate competent authority where specified in this Code”. The shipper/consignor is fully responsible of the product classification.
The shipper shall provide our local agent with the Dangerous Goods Declaration and the packing certificate dully signed. No dangerous goods will be loaded on board vessels without these documents.

Hazardous Cargo Request

Before booking a dangerous good, please prepare information below

  • 1-Consecutive Hazardous Request Number
  • 2- Vessel Name
  • 3- Voyage Number
  • 4- Port of Loading
  • 5- Port of Discharge
  • 6- Final Destination
  • 7- Port of Transhipment(if POD is different from Final Destination)
  • 8- Routing (if POD different from final destination and Port of origin is different from POL)
  • 9- Type and size of container
  • 10- Number and kind of outer packing
  • 11- Kind and number (or capacity) of inner packing (Information compulsory only if declared in limited quantity and some particular cases)
  • 12- Is outer packing UN approved (or equivalent) YES / NO
  • 13- UN Number
  • 14- Class/Additional Labels
  • 15- Correct Shipping Name for Hazardous Substance (Including chemical Hazardous Content name giving rise to hazard for NOS)
  • 16- Gross / Net weight (Kgs)
  • 17- Flash Point (minimum in Celsius)
  • 18- Marine Polluant YES / NO
  • 19- EMS & MFAG (if not given by IMDG Code, shipper to provide recommendation)
  • 20- Additional Details (exemption/special permit/certificates control/weathering certificate, etc.)
  • 21- Solid/ Liquid / Gas
  • 22- Emergency call number (for US ports regulated)
  • 23- Container number


If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Support