Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Materials

Removal of Placards & Markings

Removal of Placards & Markings is Required PRIOR to the Return of the Empty Container

As per government regulations, once DG cargo has been completely removed from the shipping container, the placards/marks must be completely removed from all sides. Failure to remove the placards/marks from the container prior to subsequent transport is a direct violation of:

Responsible Party:

Based upon regulations and in conjunction with the "K" Line Bill of Lading Terms and Conditions, consignees are obligated to completely remove the placards and marks before the empty container return to our depots or terminals.

The consignee’s facility should be prepared to handle the removal process or have an established agreement/contract with a trucking company who is willing to perform the service at time of unloading. "K" Line will not be responsible for any costs which may arise due to lack of arrangements. Any costs accrued due to failure will be collected as per:

Quote ”27. (Regulations relating to Goods) Merchant shall comply with all regulations or requirements of Customs, port and other authorities, and shall bear and pay all duties, taxes, fines, imposts, expenses or losses incurred or suffered by reason thereof or by reason of any illegal, incorrect or insufficient marking, numbering or addressing of Goods, and indemnify the Carrier in respect thereof.” End Quote

To view the complete BL Terms and Conditions: Bill of Lading Terms.

Important Note:

KL Policy does not accept partially removed placards or painting over placards. The below examples are not acceptable, the placards/marks must be completely removed.

Incorrect Removal of Placard Marking

Please select one of the following to direct questions regarding this policy or regulatory requirements:

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