Dangerous goods is a general term used to describe materials and objects which pose particular hazards by virtue of their nature, properties or condition and which therefore require special safety-intensive transport. These goods – gases or toxic materials – are divided into nine general dangerous-cargo classes for which specific safety requirements have to be met.
To guarantee maximum safety and environmental protection, Aliança examines each dangerous-cargo transport enquiry on a case-by-case basis for its compliance with statutory regulations. For this task we have established dedicated teams of qualified dangerous-cargo experts in the various business regions to assist and advise our Customer Service staff. These experts are guided and monitored by a certified Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA).
Once all the safety and environmental requirements have been met, we bring in not just our expertise but also our modern ships, which have demonstrated their technical suitability for transporting dangerous goods. This verification of suitability is regularly confirmed by a classification society and evidenced by the Document of Compliance for the Carriage of Packaged Dangerous Goods. It is reviewed at regular intervals and renewed only if verification is successful.
When stowing dangerous goods on the vessel, we pay strict attention to compliance with the stowage and separation regulations governing these commodities. Moreover, environmentally hazardous materials are stowed by Aliança in such a way that they are specially protected from wash. Aliança attaches particular importance to observing the highest level of safety and environmental protection in the carriage of dangerous goods.