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Port Klang Authority

Dangerous Goods

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KELANG PORT AUTHORITY By-Laws (Amendment) 1989 refers to the handling, storage and transportation of dangerous goods at Port Klang. First Schedule (By-Law 122) contains a list of dangerous goods adopted from the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code). All dangerous goods passing through Port Klang must be declared to the Authority 48 hours before the arrival of the vessel. Dangerous Goods declaration is done via electronic submission since 2000.

OBJECTIVE
•    Enforcement of Kelang Port Authorities By Laws (Amendment) 1989;  
•    Ensure implementation of Rules and Procedures applicable from time to time and subsequently to enhance the safety during handling of Dangerous Cargo

DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF DANGEROUS GOODS (DG) DEPT
•    Processing Dangerous Goods Declaration
•    To update list of dangerous goods and Authority Handling Group (PKA Group) in PKA website (www.pka.gov.my)
•    To do re-classification of dangerous goods if not listed in IMDG Code / IMSBC Code / IGC Code / IBC Code.
•    To give technical advice to port operators and port users in terms of handling of dangerous goods, Safety Data Sheet (SDS), etc.
•    To conduct supervision and inspection where dangerous goods are handled in port areas
•    To ensure dangerous cargoes in port are comply with the laws in force

KELANG PORT AUTHORITY BY-LAWS (AMENDMENT) 1989
•    Enforced by the DG Department of the PKA
•    The By-Laws cover handling of package, containerized and bulk dangerous goods
•    Stipulate responsibilities of masters, owners, agents, shipper or his agent, berth operators, Installation operators, port authority and others on the handling of DG in Port areas

INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS THAT REGULATE DANGEROUS GOODS TRANSPORT BY SHIPS AND HANDLING PROCEDURE

i.    IGC Code - International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk
ii.   IBC Code - International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk
iii.  IMDG Code - International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code
iv.  IMSBC Code - International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code
v.   MARPOL 73/78 - International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships
vi.  SOLAS Convention - The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea
vii. 2010 HNS Convention - International Convention Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea, 2010
viii. ISGOTT - International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminal
ix.  CTU Code - IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units.

CLASSIFICATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS
There are 9 classes in IMDG Code and some of these classes are subdivided into divisions. These classes or divisions are as listed below:

Class 1: Explosives

  • Division 1.1 : substances and articles which have a mass explosion hazard
  • Division 1.2 : substances and articles which have a projection hazard but not a mass explosion hazard
  • Division 1.3 : substances and articles which have a fire hazard and either a minor blast hazard or a minor projection hazard or both, but not a mass explosion hazard
  • Division 1.4 : substances and articles which present no significant hazard
  • Division 1.5 : very insensitive substances which have a mass explosion hazard
  • Division 1.6 : extremely insensitive articles which do not have a mass explosion hazard

Class 2: Gases

  • Class 2.1 : flammable gases
  • Class 2.2 : non-flammable, non-toxic gases
  • Class 2.3 : toxic gases

Class 3: Flammable liquids

  • Class 4.1 : flammable solids, self-reactive substances and solid desensitized explosives
  • Class 4.2 : substances liable to spontaneous combustion
  • Class 4.3 : substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases

Class 5: Oxidizing substances and organic peroxides

  • Class 5.1 : oxidizing substances
  • Class 5.2 : organic peroxides

Class 6: Toxic and infectious substances

  • Class 6.1 : toxic substances
  • Class 6.2 : infectious substances

Class 7: Radioactive material

Class 8: Corrosive substances

Class 9: Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles


PROCEDURE FOR DANGEROUS GOODS (DG) DECLARATION AT PORT KLANG

 

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