At around 6 pm on August 4, local time, a huge explosion occurred in the port area of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. The explosion occurred twice in succession, causing damage to many houses, shattering glass, and red smoke rising from the sky.
The Prime Minister of Lebanon has confirmed that more than 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate have exploded. He emphasized that these 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate were stored in the warehouse for six years without any preventive measures, which is unacceptable. On the one hand, the lack of local terminal management has been exposed. What’s more, the management of the terminal is very ignorant of the handling of dangerous goods and warehousing.
Some UN peacekeepers and German embassy personnel were injured in the explosion. The Supreme Defense Council of Lebanon declared Beirut a state of emergency. Abbas Ibrahim, head of the Lebanese security department, said that combustible chemicals are stored in the port warehouse.
According to the Lebanese Ministry of Health, the explosion has caused at least 78 deaths and more than 4,000 injuries. The Prime Minister of Lebanon declared the 5th a day of national mourning.
At around 18:00 local time, the first explosion occurred in Beirut Port, and the second explosion that followed was much more destructive than the first. The video showed that the explosion site was in a mess. The shock wave caused severe damage to the surrounding buildings. Rubble was all over the street, the sky was shrouded in dust, and the smoke obscured the sunset. Some local people exclaimed, “It’s like the end of the world.”
The Minister of Health of Lebanon stated that the emergency department of the local hospital was overcrowded and the injured have been sent to other hospitals for treatment. At present, the Lebanese Armed Forces have been sent to the scene to assist in the rescue.
Contact Bestforworld, when you ship a container or LCL cargo of dangerous goods from China, you can get a dangerous goods logistics solution that is several hundred USD cheaper than your supplier，which CIF shipping for hazardous goods is the really high shipping cost.
Witnesses said that the explosion was like a volcanic eruption, and the sound of the explosion and the rising smoke could be heard and seen from several kilometers away; “broken glass rain” fell on the entire city of Beirut.
Lebanese President Aoun held an emergency security meeting on the same day, instructing the military to respond to the explosion, requiring relevant departments to provide free treatment for the wounded and provide help to families who have suffered huge losses or displaced. Beirut Governor Marwan Abboud couldn’t help sobbing and crying when speaking at the scene. He compared the accident to a “Hiroshima-Nagasaki-style national disaster.”
Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab has declared the 5th as a national day of mourning and is seeking international assistance. “Those responsible for the explosion will definitely pay the price,” Diab said. According to the Russian satellite network, the Lebanese Prime Minister’s wife and daughter were also injured in the explosion. The leader of the Lebanese Phalange Party, Najarian, was killed in the explosion.
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The explosion also caused concern in the international community. The Israeli military stated that “it is time to transcend the conflict” and said it will provide humanitarian and medical assistance to Lebanon. Russian officials said that Russian President Putin expressed condolences to the Lebanese President for the casualties and damage caused by the Beirut bombing. Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif stated that Iran stands ready to provide Lebanon with any necessary assistance. Egyptian President Sisi issued a statement expressing condolences and sympathy.
This accident has already happened, although this time it happened in Lebanon if you don’t understand the standardized operation, and what is the dangerous cargo shipping procedures, and how to arrange the hazardous shipment by sea transportation and air transportation methods, when you ship from China or other Asian or EU or North American, many tragedies will occur in the future. Contact to get the best shipping cost for dangerous cargo when you import from China
As a leading dangerous goods logistics provider in China and Asia. Bestforworld provides a one-stop logistics solution for importers who ship dangerous goods from China all over the world by FCL and LCL.
Bestforworld currently helps importers and importers all over the world ship goods from China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, and other countries to the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and other countries by FCL and LCL.
The Class of dangerous goods transported by Bestforworld includes:
Class 1: Explosives
Class 2: Gas
Class 3: flammable liquid
Class 4: Flammable substances
Class 5: Oxidizing substances
Class 6: Poison
Class 7: Radioactive material
Class 8: Corrosive substances
Class 9: Other dangerous substances
If you import these from China: explosives, gases, flammable liquids, flammable substances, oxidizing substances, poisons, radioactive substances, corrosive substances, and other dangerous substances. The most important thing you need to consider is the professionalism of dangerous goods forwarding operations and the operating qualifications because at present, 1% of forwarders in China have dangerous goods operation experience. Even lower than 1% the China shipping company who have the right to book dangerous FCL cargo space from carrier ，for LCL the whole China only 4 China logistics company who have the right to have LCL consol for dangerous LCL cargo，this is really hard and difficult for the overseas importer to find a legal and best LCL dangerous shipping provide ，and also to find a professional Chinese freight forwarder who can hander dangerous cargo. Now contact Bestforworld ，you will get the fast way to ship and get a good nice rate.
Of course, usually many importers will contact their suppliers when they shipping from China for dangerous container and LCL as below items:
explosives, gases, flammable liquids, combustible substances, oxidizing substances, poisons, radioactive substances, corrosive substances, and other dangerous substances. Make CIF or CNF terms for dangerous cargo importing from China and let China’s dangerous goods suppliers arrange logistics.
Our experience is that you basically need to pay an extra 500-1500USD for each dangerous cargo container because your current export of dangerous goods in China is monopolized by a small number of the China freight forwarders Bestforworld is one of them because they can easily form a relationship with Chinese dangerous goods suppliers Commission benefit chain. and many Chinese supplier request hundreds of USD for commission，, of course, the consignee and importer have to pay the bill，the only way solution is to work with the banker which like Bestforworld ，the best dangerous shipping provide for LCL and FCL when you shipping from China，you will feel safe and cost-effective, you will benefit Bestforworld Dangerous goods team.No matter the sales or the operation. You will save a lot of money and better control your whole supply chain from China or Asia when you bring dangerous goods.
Because when you read this blog, and if you import dangerous goods from China or other Asian countries to your country, you should feel lucky.
An interesting rule usually appears in the freight rate of dangerous goods exported from China:
For example, from Shanghai to LA port in the United States, the cost from the carrier is 2000USD a 40HQ container, but why the price you get is 2700USD or even 3500USD, if you want to know the mystery, please contact BW, you will know the inside story when shipping dangerous goods from China.
At the same time, because the delivery of dangerous goods from China requires very high professionalism for freight forwarding.
There are strict requirements for trailers, warehouses, bookings, and loading. Different types and classes of dangerous goods will have strict regulations when importing from China. And many shipping companies in many China and other loading ports may not accept dangerous goods Cargo booking ，when you import dangerous goods from China or another Asian country, This situation is very common when you ship a full container of dangerous goods.
As China’s leading, professional, and dangerous goods freight forwarder, Bestforworld can handle almost all categories and grades of dangerous goods and is familiar with the dangerous shipping operating procedures and procedures of each container, trailer, also in ordinary dangerous goods warehouse, and customs-supervised dangerous goods warehouse.
Bestforowrld can ship dangerous goods from China to different countries around the world, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, the Middle East, India, Pakistan, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Africa Some countries. It covers almost all regions when you importing dangerous goods from China.
How to choose a supplier of dangerous goods when importing dangerous goods from China? This is really hard and difficult.
Because of the special characteristics of dangerous goods, compared with general goods, BW recommends that importers choose to cooperate with compliant and large-scale Chinese dangerous goods suppliers.
When choosing a dangerous goods supplier in China, don’t just pay attention to the EXW unit price. You must consider the supplier’s qualifications and product characteristics. For example, if you import lighters from China, you must provide export DG packaging Certification for dangerous goods, such as fire extinguishers.
If the fire extinguisher is shipped from China, the fire extinguisher factory in China needs to provide a steel cylinder test report. If the hand sanitizer is imported from China, the Chinese hand sanitizer factory also needs to prepare a customs clearance for the export of dangerous goods transportation packaging. Contact BW to get more details for different items ，which export documents you need to face the China customs clearance.
These test declaration and identification documents all need to go to different Chinese government departments for application and approval. The product quality and packaging have strict requirements, so a fee will be incurred. General suppliers and large-scale suppliers are willing to make FOB terms with overseas buyers， unless overseas importers do not have their own Chinese dangerous goods forwarders and can only entrust Chinese dangerous goods suppliers to arrange FCL logistics for dangerous goods.
If you encounter a Chinese supplier of dangerous goods and apply the EXW clause from the beginning, you need to be more vigilant, because your goods may not be legally declared by the Chinese customs and may be seized by the Chinese customs. Delay.
Next, let’s subdivide some information about LCL shipments of dangerous goods from China. Many importers will not choose to transport one container of goods when importing from China. They will want to ship several cubic meters, but the problem is that they are shipped from China. Consolidation of dangerous goods, because there is only Shanghai Port as the only port in China. This is something that many importers don’t know. Ports other than Shanghai Port are ports that have not obtained the qualification of the Chinese government to conduct dangerous goods consolidation.
Bestforworld is the 4 Chinese freight forwarders in China that have the qualification of dangerous goods consolidation. Due to poor information, many importers cannot find us. Most of the clients can reach our LCL dangerous cargo service is China shipping company and overseas shipping agent，who book from us and let us be their LCL dangerous cargo handing agent，and they selling cargo space to other China dangerous goods factory or overseas dangerous cargo importers，Of course, some Chinese suppliers of dangerous goods cannot find us also, so the LCL price of dangerous goods obtained by many overseas importers is very expensive.
Because they did not get the first-hand LCL dangerous shipping price of dangerous goods when they imported it from China.
Of course, Class 1，Class 2, Class 5, Class 7 cannot carry out the consolidation of dangerous goods due to special product attributes. If you import a few cubic meters from China, you still need a container for FCL dangerous shipment.
Below are the few products that Bestforworld handles most of the LCL dangerous goods shipments from China, for reference by importers:
LCL import of 3 Class of dangerous goods from China: flammable liquid
The following t Class 3 of dangerous goods are BW’s own independent dangerous goods consolidation service, which is shipped from China to the world:
UN#1169 (daily chemical flavor)
UN#1197 (lemon flavor, grape flavor, strawberry flavor, mint citrus flavor)
UN#3082 (cedarwood oil, phenylene)
UN#1866 (fixing agent)
UN#1263 (nail polish)
UN#1263 (paint, coating)
UN#1210 (jet printing ink)
UN#1139 (Industrial paint)
If you ship the following products from China, and your quantity does not reach a container, you no longer need to waste money to book a 20GP, contact BW to get the best LCL price of dangerous goods exported from China by sea: daily chemical flavor, lemon flavor, Grape flavor, strawberry flavor, mint citrus flavor, cypress oil, longleafene, perfume, fixing agent, nail polish, paint, coating, printing ink, industrial paint.
LCL import of Class 4 of dangerous goods from China: flammable solids
The following four categories of dangerous goods are BW’s own independent dangerous goods consolidation service, which is shipped LCL dangerous cargo from China to the world:
UN#2717 (camphor, synthetic)
UN#1325 (natural camphor, aluminum silver paste)
If you ship the following products from China, and your quantity does not reach a container, no need to waste money to book a 20GP, contact BW to get the best LCL price of dangerous goods exported from China: camphor, natural camphor, aluminum and silver Paste, flux
Consolidation of Class 6.1 dangerous goods imported from China: hazardous substances, poisonous goods (not highly toxic)
The following dangerous goods of category 6.1 are BW’s own independent dangerous goods consolidation service, which is shipped from China to the world:
UN#2811 (phenobarbital, bute pine)
If you ship the following products from China, and your quantity does not reach one container, you no longer need to waste money to book a 20GP, contact BW to get the best LCL price of dangerous goods exported from China: Phenobarbital, Baotai lose
LCL import of Class 8 of dangerous goods from China: acid-base corrosion brand
The following 8 categories of dangerous goods are BW’s own independent dangerous goods consolidation service, which is shipped from China to the world:
UN#2922 (octyl isothiazolinone)
UN#3265 (Polyferric sulfate)
UN#3265 (rust remover)
UN#1814 (potassium hydroxide solution)
If you ship the following products from China, and your quantity does not reach a container, you no longer need to waste money to book a 20GP, contact BW to get the best LCL price of dangerous goods exported from China by sea: octylisothiazolinone, Polyferric sulfate,dimethylaminoethanol, rust remover, potassium hydroxide solution
Consignment of Class 9 of dangerous goods from China: miscellaneous, marine pollutants
The following 9 categories of dangerous goods are BW’s own independent dangerous goods consolidation service, which is shipped from China to the world:
UN#3480 (lithium-ion battery, lithium battery)
UN#3481 (lithium-ion battery pack)
UN#3171 (Electric Vehicle)
If you ship the following products from China, and your quantity does not reach a container, you no longer need to waste money to book a 20GP container, contact BW to get the best LCL price of dangerous goods exported from China by sea: lithium-ion batteries, lithium batteries, Lithium-ion battery pack, electric vehicle, polyacrylamide
Of course, Bestforworld also provides logistics consulting for dangerous goods and recommendations from China’s excellent dangerous goods suppliers. Because the dangerous goods booking, trailer, loading, and operation process are completely different from ordinary cargo. Next, BW will share more experience in FCL and LCL operations for dangerous goods logistics shipped from China.
Finally, I would like to remind everyone once again how to safely transport dangerous goods from China. One tip: remember to buy freight insurance when shipping dangerous cargo from or to China. Compared with the high value of dangerous goods, insurance of a few hundred USD is really not expensive, but it can ensure that your dangerous goods can be claimed by the insurance company if they encounter transportation problems. Many of our high-value dangerous goods importers will buy insurance, such as imports from China, flammable gas, flammable liquid, lighters, perfumes, Importers of dangerous goods such as lithium batteries, balance bikes, electric vehicles, fireworks, and firecrackers, etc. will purchase freight insurance for dangerous goods when they ship from and to China.
At the same time, if you are an overseas supplier of dangerous goods and you have goods that need to be shipped from overseas to Asia or China, Bestforworld will become your best dangerous goods customs clearance broker. Bestforworld has its own dangerous warehouse and truck in different ports of China. Choosing the right dangerous goods customs clearance broker will not only save time, but It also saves a lot of money, and it is important to reduce the probability of error, avoiding your goods being shipped to China, arriving at the airport or Chinese port, because of lack of documents, or choosing the wrong logistics method, you cannot clear customs.
Many overseas exporters did not fully understand the rules of exporting dangerous goods to China. For various reasons, tens of thousands of dollars were wasted, and the goods were delayed in the port for several months, which made Chinese importers feel very bad. Because different products are exported to China, especially dangerous goods, the required documents, and regulatory conditions are very complicated. Contact BW to make your dangerous goods exported to China safer and more assured, It can be delivered to your Chinese customers on time and safely. Establish your long-term good supplier image and better expand your export business to China and Asia.
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Shipping dangerous goods from China: concealing customs declaration, omitting customs declaration, misdeclaring, specified regulations and fines of the shipping company and China Customs 2021