CNC wants to ensure that your cargo arrives at destination in the same condition it left your warehouse. To help with that goal, it's important that you remember that during the voyage, your cargo will be subjected to many things that can create problems if proper care isn't taken.
- Cargo can be in transit for up to several weeks
- Adverse weather conditions, ocean swells, storms....
- Significant temperature variances
Other concerns can be created by:
- Improper packaging for the journey
- Improper container choice
- Incorrect labelling
Classification – Customs Code
Container Transport Unit (CTU) adapted to transport
Maximum payload authorised referring to CSC plate
Loading - Transport by sea
Cargo must be correctly packed, braced, blocked, lashed and secured into the unit in order to prevent cargo from moving and suffer damages. Rolling up to 45° (heavy weather conditions), gravitational forces up to 3 may take place.
Specific goods with risk
Specific Goods with Risks
As it’s CMA CGM Group policy to comply with all international and local laws and regulations, this also included all those concerning the protection of endangered species of wild fauna and flora.
Waste are materials that are not prime products for which the generator has no further use in terms of his own purposes of production, transformation and consumption, and of which he wants to dispose (Basel Convention, EU regulation…) We recommend our shippers to check local regulations at the port of loading and at the port of discharge in addition to the international regulations.
Some goods which are not dangerous in accordance with the IMDG Code can be hazardous during the sea transport and endangered the crew or cause damages to the vessel. For example coils, stone blocks, out of gauge, break bulk...
Fumigation is a hazardous operation, involving chemical products which can be harmful for human life and environment. A fumigated container remains hazardous IMO Class 9-UNN°3359 until ventilation but the fumigation warning sign affixed to the door remains in place until unstuffing at the final destination.
The carriage of products classified as hazardous and/or hazardous for the environment is forbidden in flexitanks. In fact, this kind of packaging is not listed in the IMDG Code. The container must be clearly identified as containing a flexitank in order to arrange a proper stowage on board. This information should be provided at the time of the booking and a warning sign should be affixed on the container. The main risk of flexitank is the total loss of the content in case of incident (incident could cost around $500 000).