1. Shipper/Consignor/Sender

2. Transport document number

3. Page    of    pages

(page auto-numbers top right)

4. Shipper’s reference


24 hour contact number: 
(1800 numbers not to be used)

5. Freight forwarder’s reference


6. Consignee

7. Carrier (to be completed by the carrier)


SHIPPER'S DECLARATION (refer to box 22 below)

I hereby declare that the contents of this consignment are fully and accurately described below by the proper shipping name(s), and are classified, packaged, marked and labelled/placarded, and are in all respects in proper condition for transport according to the applicable international and national governmental regulations.


8. This shipment is within the limitations prescribed for:

9. Additional handling information


10. Vessel and date

11. Port of loading


12. Port of discharge

13. Destination


14. Shipping marks

No. and kind of packages; description of goods*


Gross Mass (kg)

Net Mass (kg)

Cube (m3)



15. Container identification No./
       Vehicle registration No.

16. Seal number(s)

17. Container/vehicle size & type

18. Tare mass (kg)

19. Total gross
       (incl tare) (kg)


Container/vehicle packing certificate

I hereby declare that the goods described above have been packed/loaded into the container/vehicle identified above in accordance with the applicable provisions†

Must be completed and signed for all container/ vehicle loads by person responsible for packing/loading.


Received the above number of packages/containers/trailers in apparent good order and condition unless stated hereon.

Receiving organization remarks:

20. Name of company (see note 2 on notes page)

Haulier’s name

22. Name of company

(of shipper preparing this note)

Name/status of declarant

Vehicle reg no.

Name/status of declarant

Place and date

Signature and date

Place and date

Signature of declarant


Signature of declarant

Documentary Aspects of the International Transport of Dangerous Goods

Note 1:

Description of Dangerous Goods: This information is provided as a guidance only, persons should refer to Chapter 5.4 of the Code for specific requirements. The basic items of information necessary, in addition to the number and kind of packages, and the total quantity (by volume or mass and, in the case of goods of Class 1, by the net explosive mass of the contents), in the description of each dangerous substance, material or article offered for shipment are:

–    the letters ‘UN’ followed by the UN number shown for the goods in the IMDG Code;

–    the proper shipping name;

–    the class or, when assigned, the division of the goods, including the compatibility group letter for class 1. Any assigned subsidiary hazard class or division number(s) shall be entered following the numerical class hazard or division and shall be enclosed in parenthesis. The words “Class” or “Division” may be included preceding the primary or subsidiary hazard class or division numbers;

–    where assigned, the packing group for the substance or article which may be preceded by “PG” (e.g. “PG II”)

The dangerous goods description shall be shown in either the sequence above, which is the preferred sequence, or alternatively in the sequence of proper shipping name, Class or Division, UN number and packing group. No information shall be interspersed, except as provided for in the Code. Unless permitted or required by the Code additional information shall be placed after the dangerous goods description. (see of the Code)

The proper shipping name may be supplemented by:

–    the words “EMPTY UNCLEANED” or “RESIDUE – LAST CONTAINED” before or after the proper shipping name for empty packagings, including portable containers or bulk packagings, which contain the residues of dangerous goods, or the word “WASTE” before the proper shipping name for waste dangerous goods (other than radioactive materials) being transported for disposal or processing for disposal. Where salvage packaging has been used, the words “SALVAGE PACKAGING” shall be included in the description of the goods;

–    technical names for “n.o.s” and other generic descriptions. Proper shipping names that are assigned special provision 274 shall be supplemented with their technical or chemical group names. If the goods to be transported are marine pollutants the goods shall be identified as “Marine Pollutant”. (see of the Code);

–    if applicable, the minimum flashpoint, if 61oC or below (in oC closed cup (c.c.));

–    where applicable, dangerous goods being transported according to the exceptions for dangerous goods packed in limited quantities, the words “limited quantity” or “LTD QTY” shall be included.

Examples of dangerous goods descriptions are provided at of the Code

Extra information is needed for certain goods of Class 1, 4.1, 5.2, 6.2, 7. See 5.4.1 of the Code.

In certain circumstances special certificates are required. See 5.4.4 of the Code

Transport documents associated with the carriage of cargo transport units under fumigation must show the date of fumigation and the type and amount of fumigant used, and give instructions for the disposal of residual fumigant, including fumigation devices, if used. See 5.5.2 of the Code.

Note 2:   Container/Vehicle Packing Certificate

The signature given overleaf in Box 20 must be that of the person controlling the container/vehicle operation, who certifies that:

–    The container/vehicle was clean, dry and apparently fit to receive the goods.

–    If the consignments include goods of Class 1, other than division 1.4, the container is structurally serviceable in conformity with 7.4.6. of the IMDG Code.

–    No incompatible goods have been packed into the container/vehicle unless specially authorized by the Competent Authority.

–    All packages have been externally inspected for damage and only sound packages packed.

–    Drums have been stowed in an upright position, unless otherwise authorized by the Competent Authority.

–    All packages have been properly packed and secured in the container/vehicle.

–    When materials are transported in bulk packagings the cargo has been evenly distributed in the container/vehicle.

–    The packages and the container/vehicle have been properly marked, labelled and placarded.  Any irrelevant mark, labels and placards have been removed.

–    When solid Carbon Dioxide (CO2 - dry ice) is used for cooling purposes, the vehicle or freight container is externally marked or labelled in a conspicuous place, e.g. at the door end, with the words:  DANGEROUS CO2 GAS (DRY ICE) INSIDE - VENTILATE THOROUGHLY BEFORE ENTERING.

–    A dangerous goods transport document, as indicated in 5.4.1 of the Code, has been received for each dangerous goods consignment loaded in the container/vehicle.

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