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There’s an update for Dangerous Goods (DG) – Polymerizing Substances chemically stabilized (revised)

Our commitment to you is to ensure that your dangerous goods are transported safely to almost every destination in the world. In line with our promise, we are revising the temporary additional transport requirements for Dangerous Goods (DG) affecting UN numbers with Special Provision SP386 or the term “stabilized” against polymerization as part of the Proper Shipping Name (PSN).

After further risk assessment with the chemical industry experts, please note that Hapag-Lloyd requires a written letter of confirmation from the manufacturer of goods for respective transport. This measure is in place with immediate effect, is valid until further notice, and replaces all other restrictions that were previously in place.

For your reference, please find below the format for the letter of confirmation:

Polymerizing Substances Chemically Stabilized

As Manufacturer of the Dangerous Goods (DG) applied for transport in question declared under UN numbers with Special Provision SP386 or with the term “stabilized” against polymerization as part of the Proper Shipping Name (PSN)

I confirm the following:

The cargo in question is sufficiently chemically stabilized for the complete sea transport including possible transshipments and waiting times and at least 90 days after planned departure of the vessel. There will be no loss of stability or risk of polymerization even under abnormal ambient temperatures up to 55°C during transport.

Any temperature or operational controls due to safety reasons is not required.

The transport is in compliance with the requirements of the IMDG Code.

We are monitoring the situation and will update you once the situation or certain risk criteria have changed.

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