Class 1 Dangerous Goods Notification and Pre-Approval Policy
In respect to the guidelines surrounding the movement of Class 1 Dangerous Goods through marine facilities, The Halifax Port Authority (HPA) requires advanced notification and preapproval for all movements of Class 1 Dangerous Goods applicable to import, export or in transit bookings. Notification shall be received by HPA prior to Class 1 Dangerous Goods being loaded onto a vessel calling Halifax.
Import: Class 1 Dangerous Goods that are being loaded onto the vessel. This is classified as handling.
Export: Class 1 Dangerous Goods that are being unloaded from the vessel. This is classified as handling
In Transit: Class 1 Dangerous Goods that are remaining onboard the vessel.
How to Determine the Vessel’s Maximum Net Explosive Quantity
If a vessel has Class 1 Dangerous Goods that are being handled and Class 1 Dangerous Goods that are remaining onboard the total limit for the vessel becomes the limit for handling.
For example: A vessel calling Berth West that has both import and in transit Class 1.1 Dangerous Goods has a limit of 16 tonnes (t).
Mixed Class 1 Dangerous Goods is when a vessel has more than one division of Class 1 Dangerous Good. For example the vessel has Class 1.1 and Class 1.3 Dangerous Goods. If a vessel has mixed Class 1 Dangerous Goods the limit belongs to the lower division.
For example: A vessel with Class 1.1 and 1.3 Dangerous goods the limit belongs to Class 1.1.
If the container is Roll on Roll off (RORO) the limit is 20t as per section 155(2) of the Cargo Fumigation and Tackle Regulations (CFTR) unless the berth limitation is of a lesser value then the limitation becomes the berth limitation.
For example: If the berth limitation is 9 t than the limitation to the RORO container and vessel is 9t.
The CFTR section 155(1) also notes a minimum NEQ of 25kg but if a berth limitation is below 25kg then that supersedes section 155 (1).
The following tables identify the maximum Net Explosive Quantity (NEQ) of Class 1 Dangerous Goods permitted at Halifax Port Authority managed property as approved by Natural Resources Canada.
Fairview Cove Container Terminal