New chemical shipment regulations Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

10 November 2015


All chemical imports into Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (SAJED) will be subject to new shipment regulations effective 12 December, 2015. It will become mandatory for the consignee to arrange prior approval from the port authorities to ensure cargo discharge in Jeddah.

The process for obtaining approval is as follows:

· Consignee/importer to submit the approval form to Jeddah port customs for verification of import approvals and obtain no objection endorsement to discharge the cargo in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

· Consignee/importer to submit verified form to the shipping agent.

· Shipping agent to complete the form by inserting Bill of Lading number, port of loading, vessel name / voyage, date of arrival and submit the form along with the Hazardous cargo manifest to Jeddah port authority before ship arrival.

Any chemicals shipment without prior permit will be retained on board the vessel and UASC will not be in position to discharge any containers which have no prior permit after the implementation date.

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News alert kindly supplied by United Arab Shipping Agency Company (UK) Limited


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