Hazardous ocean freight services are offered for both less than container loads (LCL) and full container loads (FCL). The difference between shipping non-hazardous and hazardous cargo is the proper packing, labeling, and documentation that is required.
For a list of general Hazmat classes and information, please look here. It is always important when shipping hazardous materials that your goods are declared correctly so we can match the goods with the proper ocean carrier. For instance; class 5 is an oxidizer and can increase the danger of a ship board fire and many carriers will not offer service for these materials.
Benchmark’s staff is certified in the proper handling of hazmat or dangerous goods. For more information on hazardous materials, please contact us by phone, email, or live chat.