All shippers are reminded that the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency are carrying out a continuous programme of examining dangerous goods containers shipped from the port of Southampton.
Shippers are reminded that they have a statutory duty to comply with all the requirements set out in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code.
Failure to comply with any regulation, or failure to adequately secure items within a container, will result in the MCA issuing a Prohibition Notice. The container will not be allowed to be shipped until the shipper has rectified all deficiencies. The additional costs for this will be for shippers account.