Dangerous Goods

The supervision and handling of dangerous goods is carried out in accordance with the relevant Acts, Regulations, Codes and Guidelines including Part 11 of the NSW Dangerous Goods Regulations 1999 and the associated Australian Standard AS3846-1988, utilising suitably trained personnel.

Newcastle Port Corporation (NPC) has separated the Dangerous Goods legislative monitoring and control into three different permit categories.

Dangerous Goods:

48 hours prior to entry into the port or 48 hours prior to dangerous goods entering the port area by road for export the following is required.

The vessels Principal Agent is required to apply for a Permit from the NPC. The Permit must include UN number, class, packing group, subsidiary risk, proper shipping name of goods, type of packaging, consignor and consignee.

Work Permits:

For any maintenance works to be performed on board a visiting vessel.

A permit must be sought from the NPC, by the master of the vessel through the vessels agent. Under no circumstance may hot work (welding, grinding, oxy cutting etc) occur on board a vessel, until the repair work to be done is inspected by Port Services personnel prior to permit approval, this is audited for compliance.

Bunker Permits:

Bunkering is a term used for the refuelling of commercial vessels. However the NPC groups bunkering operations with transfers of fuel oils, waste oils, bilge waste, sludges and the loading of vegetable oils.

Before permission is given, a permit must be sought from the NPC by the master of the vessel via the vessels agent. Prior to commencement, Port Services personnel undertake safety checks with the ships duty officer and the person responsible.