$15000 Fines For DG Misdeclarations

Aug 22, 2019

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Next month steamship line Hapag Lloyd will be introducing a fixed penalty for the false declaration of dangerous goods shipments in containers booked with them, which will be applied to shippers.

The carrier confirmed on their website “In the overall interest of safe operation onboard, please note that for mis-declaration of hazardous cargoes prior to shipment, Hapag-Lloyd will implement a penalty of USD 15,000.00 per container, effective as from September 15, 2019”.

“Failure to properly offer and declare hazardous cargoes prior to shipment is a violation of the Hazardous Material Regulations. Such violations may be subject to monetary fines and/or criminal prosecution under applicable law”.

They added “To ensure the safety of our crew, ships and other cargo onboard, Hapag-Lloyd holds the Shipper liable and responsible for all costs and consequences related to violations, fines, damages, incidents, claims and corrective measures resulting from cases of undeclared or misdeclared cargoes”.

Evolution Forwarding specialise in the packing, documentation, compliance and movement of dangerous goods internationally, our expertise and willingness to get the job done has positioned us second to none in this important area. 

For further information please email info@evolutionforwarding.com or call 0800 4346244.

 

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