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Port of Eden

Explosives in Port Areas

Port Authority of New South Wales administers the dangerous goods legislation applicable to the handling and transport of dangerous cargoes in port areas, being Part 11 of the Dangerous Goods (General) Regulation 1999, that imposes the requirement of AS 3846 - The Handling and Transport of Dangerous Cargoes in Port Areas to and in respect of the handling and transport of dangerous goods in port areas. Port Authority has also been delegated the responsibility under Part 11 of the Dangerous Goods (General) Regulation 1999 to control the conditions under which dangerous goods are handled or kept in defined port operational areas. In undertaking this responsibility, Port Authority has regard to the following:

  • Port Authority of NSW Dangerous Goods Guidelines
  • Australian Standard 2187 - Explosives-Storage, Transport and Use.
  • International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code
  • International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO’s) Recommendations on the Safe Transport of Dangerous Cargoes and Related Activities in Port Areas
  • Australian Explosives Code – Third edition Dangerous Goods are substances and articles that:
    • Satisfy the UN tests and criteria for determining whether they are dangerous goods: or
    • Are listed in the IMDG Code; or
    • Are determined to be dangerous goods by the competent authority.

For more information relating to Dangerous Goods, please consult the Dangerous Goods Guidelines for the Port of Eden or by contacting the Port of Eden Harbour Master.