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LCL Export Customer Advisory 21-029

LCL Export Customer Advisory 21-029

Hazardous Cargo Policy

Issue Date: August 17, 2021


Due to new and ongoing hazardous materials restrictions in place by steamship lines in the Alliance and the Ocean Alliance, CaroTrans cannot guarantee sail dates for hazardous bookings. Hazardous cargo is subject to roll based on the steamship lines’ acceptance of consolidated hazardous shipments and their acceptance of certain hazardous classes. LCL hazardous bookings are no longer allowed on OOCL vessels, they are heavily restricted on COSCO vessels, and restricted on ONE Line vessels. Batteries moving as non-hazardous under Special Provision 188 are no longer accepted on ZIM vessels.


CaroTrans’ hazardous materials experts and knowledgeable customer service representatives will work with you to schedule your hazardous shipment on an acceptable service and vessel. However, last minute changes to port rotations and vessel schedules often lead to last minute vessel changes by the service operators which can impact the acceptance of an LCL hazardous booking. Going forward, CaroTrans will not absorb CFS storage charges that accrue due to schedule and/or vessel changes made by the steamship line carriers.


We appreciate your support. Please do not hesitate to contact your local CaroTrans representative if you have any questions or need additional information regarding current/future bookings & quotations on hazardous goods.