The costs of using a freight forwarder for Hazardous & Dangerous is not possible to give a precise indication of costs, but this page outlines some of the main influences of the costs of using a freight forwarder.
The five main factors that influence cost are:
Mode of Transport – Airfreight can be significantly more expensive than transit by road, rail or ship. Distance / Destination -the farther your goods have to travel or the more unusual the destination, the higher costs are likely to be.
Weight and volume - charges are usually based on the weight of goods, but calculation switches to volume above a certain threshold (one cubic metre per tonne for shipping, three for road, and six for air) Value -in some instances, such as Detergent, Denatured Alcohol, Fire Extinguishers, Lithium Batteries, Diesel Fuel, Oxygen Cylinders, Vehicle Batteries, Alkaline Batteries, Antifreeze, Battery Acids, Mineral Spirits, Pesticides, Insecticides, Certain Military Products, Paint Thinner charges are calculated on the basis of goods.
The type of contract you have with the freight forwarder - while most forwarders usually charge per shipment, some will agree an annual service contract, so you should weigh up the costs and benefits of each type.
Bear in mind that asking your freight forwarder to provide secondary services - such as arranging customs clearance or insurance cover - will obviously lead to lesser charges.
When it comes to transporting dangerous goods, Swarex Shipping and Aviation Pvt. Ltd. is of more value than ever. There are a great many categories of cargo which are regarded as hazardous for one reason or another. These include, amongst others, products that are: - explosive, flammable, corrosive, noxious, poisonous, radioactive and irritative substances, commodities which emit poisonous vapour and are dangerous when wet, bio-medical material, substances liable to spontaneous combustion, pressurised gases and magnetised metal.
Handling Hazardous & Dangerous Cargo.
The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code specifies norms and regulations for ships carrying different types of dangerous goods. The code has been implemented to prevent accidents of fire/explosion and ensure utmost safety/security while handling dangerous cargo. A PFSO who is in charge of the overall safety and security of the cargo while it is being handled on port facilities and transferred from or onto ships, must know the following to avoid any kind of accidents or compromises that can happen when handling sensitive cargo.
Know The Cargo Groups
Cargoes are divided into three main groups and each has a specific plan to store, transport and handling in case of accident or spill:
Group 1: Cargo which are extremely dangerous
Group 2: Cargo with moderate danger
Group 3: Cargo with less danger