Dangerous goods are divided into 9 categories, according to the type of hazard they represent. Some of the classes are divided into divisions:
➢ Class 1: EXPLOSIVES
➢ Class 2: GASES
➢ Class 3: Flammable liquids
➢ Class 4: Flammable Solids
➢ Class 5: Oxidizing substances and organic peroxides
➢ Class 6: Radioactive material
➢ Class 7: Corrosives
➢ Class 8: Miscellaneous dangerous goods
There are 3 types of packaging accoding to the degree of danger they represent:
It is the shipper's responsibility to determine and classift the shipment class, division and packing group to fall to.
1. A bill of lading is a document issued by a carrier acknowledging that specified goods have been received on board as cargo for conveyance to a named place for delivery to the consignee who is usually identified.
2. It is considered to be an evidence of the content of contract concluded between the shipper and the carrier since the bill includes all the special provisions agreed upon between the shipper and the carrier on the transport and delivery of the cargo to the intended destination.
3. It is considered to be an ownership document of the cargo indicated herein since it is the party that issues the bill of lading on behalf of the owner and it can accordingly endorse it to any other parties within certain condition and can be used as a guarantee to get bank facilit
The types of Customs Declarations are: