• ITVI.USA
    15,415.310
    54.710
    0.4%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.761
    -0.007
    -0.3%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.110
    -0.300
    -1.4%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,387.520
    55.710
    0.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.300
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.140
    0.190
    6.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.590
    0.150
    10.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.330
    0.020
    0.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.170
    0.020
    0.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    4.080
    0.130
    3.3%
  • WAIT.USA
    125.000
    -1.000
    -0.8%
  • ITVI.USA
    15,415.310
    54.710
    0.4%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.761
    -0.007
    -0.3%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.110
    -0.300
    -1.4%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,387.520
    55.710
    0.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.300
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.140
    0.190
    6.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.590
    0.150
    10.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.330
    0.020
    0.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.170
    0.020
    0.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    4.080
    0.130
    3.3%
  • WAIT.USA
    125.000
    -1.000
    -0.8%
American ShipperShippingTrade and ComplianceWarehouse

Maersk bans calcium hypochlorite shipments

Danish carrier will no longer transport chemical that has been blamed for ship fires.

   Maersk Line said last week it will no longer accept calcium hypochlorite as a cargo.
   “In order to maintain a safe voyage on our vessels… Maersk Line will cease all acceptance of the commodity calcium hypochlorite with immediate effect,” the Danish carriers said in a notice in its Weekly Highlights newsletter.
   Maersk said existing shipments already loaded on vessels or awaiting transshipment will be offered alternative solutions on a case by case basis.
   Michael Storgaard, senior press officer at Maersk, said a ship the company time charters had a fire last month and Maersk believes, but has yet to confirm, the blaze was caused by calcium hypochlorite. While there were no injuries, pollution, or danger to the ship’s seaworthiness. Maersk decide to implement the chemical ban as a precautionary safety measure.
   In January 2009, the insurer Steamship Mutual said in an article “Between 1997 and 1999 there were six very large (multi-million pound loss)
incidents on containerships involving calcium hypochlorite in various
forms, including the Contship France, Maersk Mombasa, Sea Express, DG Harmony, Aconcagua and the CMA Djakarta. At about the same
time there were fires and explosions in several warehouses in which
large quantities of swimming pool chemicals were stored.”

Chris Dupin

Chris Dupin has written about trade and transportation and other business subjects for a variety of publications before joining American Shipper and Freightwaves.

We are glad you’re enjoying the content

Sign up for a free FreightWaves account today for unlimited access to all of our latest content

By signing in for the first time, I give consent for FreightWaves to send me event updates and news. I can unsubscribe from these emails at any time. For more information please see our Privacy Policy.