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Carton heats up and burns, customs seizes undeclared lithium battery! The shipping company informed the big port of the tightening of dangerous goods import and export regulations

Carton heats up and burns, customs seizes undeclared lithium battery! The shipping company informed the big port of the tightening of dangerous goods import and export regulations

Kyrie Sunny 2022-05-09 17:25:04
It is reported that Waigang Customs under Shanghai Customs received feedback from the maritime department that the previously seized entrapped lithium batteries in a batch of export cargo belonged to Class 9 dangerous goods, UN No. UN3480, totaling 105 kg. Recently, the second section of Waigang Customs Inspection carried out inspection on a batch of export containers with 2 declared cargoes, which were toys, hot water bottles, socks and other 25 names, totaling 9625 kg. The customs inspector found that there were five undeclared cartons in the container, and one carton had the phenomenon of heating, and the outer wall had a slightly blackened, burnt traces. So the carton will be pulled out of the container to stand for 2 minutes, to be cooled down after processing, open the above five cartons, found to have a total of 105 kg of undeclared lithium batteries. According to the requirements of dangerous goods inspection and joint prevention and control mechanism, the Customs immediately notified the port security department to transfer the container and the hidden goods to the isolation area for separate storage, while the maritime department issued a "joint prevention and control support report". At present, the above-mentioned goods have been transferred to the integrated department for follow-up disposal. On April 25, cargo insurer TT Club issued a statement calling for greater vigilance over recent container ship fires involving lithium batteries. TT Club Risk Management Director Peregrine Storrs Fox said: "Most shippers will take all practical steps to ensure that their lithium batteries are certified and correctly classified, packaged, labeled and declared. A small percentage of shippers (and frankly criminals) are motivated by the desire to avoid compliance and bring shipments into a supply chain that will pose a significant risk to everyone." "Once lithium batteries enter the multimodal supply chain, there is little opportunity to visually or otherwise inspect the cargo to verify compliance. Therefore, a thorough understanding of this particular cargo is a prudent step for all associated with the transportation, handling and storage of lithium batteries." In addition, for dangerous cargo concealment/omission/misrepresentation, several shipping companies have previously issued notices stating heavy penalties for this.