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CHEMICALS AND 
PETROCHEMICALS SHIPPING

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Count on us for your Chemical & Petrochemical Shipments

Plastics, fertilisers, medical equipment, and detergents are just some of the products that rely on petrochemical shipments. However, shipping both chemicals and petrochemicals internationally can be a complex process due to the different safety, regulatory, and logistical considerations involved.

Different countries have different regulatory requirements for the import and export of chemicals. Equally many chemicals and petrochemicals are classified as hazardous materials. This means that some commodities cannot be imported into certain countries, while others can be imported only after an extensive amount of due diligence checks.

At MSC, we have decades of experience in the transportation of petrochemicals and other hazardous materials. This means we can provide customers with careful, precise, and robust processes that ensure any hazardous materials are shipped safely and in compliance with relevant regulations. Beyond this, our global team is also on hand to deal with any contingency wherever you are shipping around the globe.

  • Global coverage

  • Specially trained experts 

  • Wide range of equipment and transport methods

  • Door-to-door delivery solutions for businesses of all sizes 

Experts in Petrochemical Shipping

One advantage of partnering with MSC for your chemical or petrochemical shipments is our specialist chemical support department. Our global team will work with you to safeguard your containerised chemical cargoes from pick up to delivery.

We are experts in the various HS codes used to classify chemical shipments and can provide guidance on how to treat your petrochemical cargo on an individual basis. Our proficiency means we ensure all dangerous and potentially hazardous cargo is stowed and shipped in compliance with the necessary legal and safety requirements.

Peace of Mind for Hazardous Goods Transportation

Beyond the specific chemical and petrochemical shipping regulations, transporting hazardous goods requires well planned processes to avoid delays to your overall supply chain.

No matter where you are in the world, for bulk chemical shipping, you can trust that MSC will always meet the highest national and international environmental and safety standards. We ship across hundreds of ocean routes, and with our added peace of mind solutions, we’re committed to simplifying the entire chemical shipping process for our clients.

Safeguarding your Petrochemical Cargo

Ensuring that your cargo is being handled carefully is crucial throughout the petrochemical shipping process. Because of all the different forms of petrochemicals, there are numerous shipping container options for each individual shipment. At MSC, we have a variety of container types available and will work with you to help you decide on the right size for your shipment.

Even better, our off-dock container depots and repair facilities ensure container quality and availability. Designed to help you reduce unnecessary costs and protect your chemical cargo during transportation.

Because you Need more than Port-to-Port Shipping

Chemical or petrochemical shipments require careful handling and precision. Our range of equipment, combined with our expertise and experience in all labelling and documentation requirements ensures we can provide the best support for our customers. 

You will also have access to MSC’s dedicated customer support team who are on hand to assist at loading points, connectivity at transshipment hubs, and to ensure timely discharge and delivery. All these services are in place to help you mitigate any challenges or concerns that come with shipping chemicals internationally. Contact us today to explore how MSC’s chemical shipping solutions could be beneficial for your business.

  • Intermodal transportation

  • Warehousing and Storage

  • Customs clearance support

  • Digital
    solutions

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