CREDO TRANS – IMO Classification: Identifying Dangerous Goods

IMO classes: Learn to identify and classify dangerous goods based on their characteristics and the degree of danger they present.

Class IMO 1

The main thing you need to know is that Class IMO 1 combines explosive substances. This class includes conventional pyrotechnics as well as ammunition. In addition, our scope of business includes substances that are not intended for blasting, but which can also explode – such as the infamous ammonium nitrate that can be used as a fertilizer.

What is IMO in freight?

Substances included in the 1st hazard class are divided into subclasses:

1.1 – The most dangerous substances exploding with all their mass

1.2 – Hazardous explosives that can detonate partially or by separate elements.

1.3 – Explosives, non-detonating, but flammable.

1.4 – Hardly flammable, non-detonating explosives

1.5 – Explosives of low sensitivity

1.6 – Virtually insensitive explosives.

What is the IMO container?

For this type of cargo, appropriate containers are also needed. That is why IMO has developed a number of requirements for containers in which hazardous substances will be transported. According to SOLAS (International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea) includes a special paragraph where you can find all the requisitions about cargo containers, their storage, and security while transporting.

Documentation For IMO 1 Class

The rules of carriage and the contract for the carriage of dangerous goods are the main regulatory documents governing the process of the transportation process. According to the instructions, an orange rhombus with a black border, an explosion pictogram, and an indication of hazard class 1 are used, as well as an orange diamond with an indication of the explosion hazard subclass is used to indicate danger.

These diamonds are attached to the front and rear of the vehicle. The truck itself is also subject to a number of requirements for explosion protection, electrical safety, which differ depending on which subclass of dangerous goods it will transport.

Transportation documents required:

  • Copy of the contract for carriage
  • Copy of the company’s license to transport dangerous goods
  • Certificate of admission of a truck for the transportation of this type of cargo
  • Permission for transportation from the Ministry of Internal Affairs at the location of the sender, carrier
  • Hazard Information System Emergency Card
  • The route approved by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

If you still don’t know how to plan IMO 1 Class cargo transportation contact CREDO TRANS company and make sure that our team of professionals will transport your cargo safely from Russia to another part of the world.