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Views: 423 Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2022-05-09 Origin: Site
The UAE's Safety Industry Regulatory Authority (SIRA) has tightened regulations that prohibit or restrict the import and export of hazardous chemicals (DG) at Dubai Ports.
Shipping company Ocean Network Express (ONE) said in an announcement a few days ago that with immediate effect, all such import and export activities must be approved in advance by SIRA, and shippers/consignees must obtain and submit approval documents when making reservations ( SIRA approved).
This SIRA approval must also be attached to the booking registration form along with other DGD (Dangerous Goods Declaration), MSDS etc. to avoid any problems when applying for approval to EHS (Department of Environmental Health and Safety).
ONE stated that import and export without the approval of EHS will be regarded as a violation and punished accordingly.
The procedures for importing dangerous goods in the UAE are as follows:
- When import and export goods are listed in the attached table (attached), the shipper/consignee should prepare SIRA approval documents and provide relevant documents (with samples).
- EHS approval must be obtained before the import vessel arrives
- When the cargo and importer/exporter details and SIRA approval match, the cargo is confirmed to be loaded.
The Port of Dubai is located on the northeastern coast of the United Arab Emirates, on the southern side of the Persian Gulf. Also known as Rashid Port (MINA RASHID), it is under the jurisdiction of Dubai Port Authority along with the newly built Jebel Ali Port (JEBEL ALI) in 1981. It is the largest port in the UAE and one of the largest container ports. Dubai Port is relatively well-known in the world port industry. The port is located at the intersection of Asia, Europe and Africa. It is the largest free trade port in the Middle East, especially known for its developed entrepot trade.
It is the center of ship repair in the Gulf and has one of the best mega-ton drydocks. The main industries are shipbuilding, plastics, aluminum smelting, seawater desalination, steel rolling and vehicle assembly. There are more than 100 shipping companies passing through Dubai, which are developing rapidly in infrastructure such as road traffic construction and terminal construction, and the throughput is increasing every year.
A few days ago, Alphaliner announced the annual ranking of the top 30 global container ports in terms of throughput in 2021. The Port of Dubai ranked 12th.