Temporary suspension of booking for Dangerous Goods shipments destined, relayed or loaded at Thailand ports
5 January 2011
Dear Valued Customer,
The Maritime Department of Thailand has recently introduced a new regulation requiring all carriers transporting dangerous goods to and from Thailand to provide the insurance to cover any third parties who may be impacted by the loading and discharging activities of dangerous goods. This regulation is applicable for shipments departing or arriving at Thailand ports on and after 11 February 2011.
The proposed insurance, besides other conditions, requires advance payment without any proof of fault and this condition cannot be accepted by our international P & I Clubs.
As such, with immediate effect, APL will be temporarily suspending booking of any dangerous goods shipments that are expected to be destined, relayed or loaded at Thailand ports on and after 11 February 2011.
If you need more information, please contact your local APL representative.