Severe fines by ocean carriers ranging from $15,000 to $35,000 per container are in effect, as Maritime incidents reported have been increasing. Co-loaders are also feeling the pressure and will ensue additional administrative fines for any misdeclared and/or undeclared hazardous material shipments.

Failure to properly declare hazardous materials prior to shipping is a violation of the Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR). These violations may be subject to monetary fines and/or criminal prosecution under applicable law.

The Dangerous Goods information associated with this violation are:

UN number / {PSN} Proper Shipping Name / CLASS / Flashpoint-(where applicable) / {PG} Packing Group and/or WEIGHTS OF THE DG PRODUCT.

At Mohawk Global, we assist with reviewing shipments for proper documentation and labeling, as carriers will hold all parties to the transaction 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 cargo.

Looking for more information about proper documentation and labeling for hazardous shipments or need a logistics partner for your supply chain? Reach out to Mohawk Global.

By Clarissa Chiclana

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