The shipment of Hazardous or Dangerous goods is governed by the IMDG Code or International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code ( ). It is an offence to ship Hazardous or Dangerous goods without notifying the shipping line that you are doing so, as such it is RJI’s responsibility to ensure that any containers or individual consignments we send are classified accordingly. RJI therefore needs to be aware if any goods presented for shipment, either by air or sea, contain any quantity of hazardous or dangerous goods. Please note that it is the consignee’s (senders) responsibility to highlight such goods in consignments sent to RJI for onward shipment and failure to do so could result in prosecution.

The shipment of dangerous goods by sea is regulated in order to prevent injury to persons or damage to ships and their cargos. Shipment of marine pollutants is primarily regulated to prevent harm to the marine environment.

Hazardous goods include but are not limited to the following:

Paint, Thinners, Adhesives, Aerosols, Oils, Batteries, Lighters, Lighter Fuel, Acids, Explosives, Ammunition, Bombs, Detonators, Fireworks, Distress Flares, Compressed Air Cylinders, Butane Gas, Lithium Batteries, Lead Acid Batteries. Further information regarding hazardous goods can be found at the above IMDG link.

Please note we are unable to ship any goods which are class 4 – this is mainly flammable solids such as matches and fire lighters.

Please note that the closing date for hazardous cargo is two weeks before the dates published on the Shipping dates page.


Please note that goods received by RJI for freight forwarding are not insured. It is the consignor’s (the sender’s) responsibility to ensure that adequate insurance cover is obtained; RJI would be pleased to quote for such cover if required. For further information see Insurance.


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