Hazcheck Gateway

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Product Overview

Hazcheck Gateway is a web-based IMDG Code Amendment 40-20 compliance tool for shippers, container shipping lines, ports and logistics operators. It simplifies and speeds up shipping hazardous materials by sea and reduces errors, improves efficiency and operational safety.

With comprehensive IMDG Code and 49 CFR databases, the system automatically checks dangerous goods bookings for IMDG Code compliance including stowage, segregation and packaging, and against operator, vessel and port restrictions for selected sailings. There is a 49 CFR validation option for shipping into/from the United States under the IMDG Code. The system which is continually maintained by Exis to comply with current regulations can be used as a standalone enquiry tool or as a fully integrated validation system for shipping hazardous materials. It is supplied under a licence agreement.

Hazcheck Gateway can interface with Hazcheck Enterprise, a powerful and comprehensive hazmat booking and management system, for integrated booking procedures.

Hazcheck Gateway with 49 CFR option

US shippers and shipping lines have to take account of both IMDG Code and 49 CFR when shipping hazardous materials by sea. 49 CFR§ 171.22 authorizes, with certain conditions and limitation, the offering of transportation to, from, or within the United States in accordance with the IMDG Code so long as it complies with the limitations and exceptions stated in § 171.22, 171.23 and 171.25. Therefore, 171.22 allows the use of the IMDG Code for classifying, documenting, marking, labelling, placarding, stowing and segregating hazmat transported within the US provided it meets the limitations and exceptions within 171.22, 171.23 and 171.25.

  • Features

    IMDG Code substance enquiry

    • Display key information on any substance or article listed in the IMDG Code or 49 CFR database
    • Check if shipments are allowed on passenger or cargo-only sailings
    • Substance name lookup in English, French or Spanish

    Stowage and segregation validation check

    Check that substances loaded together in a container or vehicle (CTU) comply with the stowage and segregation requirements of the IMDG Code, including, at the primary and subsidiary risk level, substance-specific requirements and chemical group prohibitions.

    Packaging check

    • Easy to use packaging checks and options, including inner and outer packaging limits and Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) types
    • Display Limited Quantity options
    • Display relevant portable tank container and road tank vehicle types

    Manage dangerous goods booked to sailings

    • Check bookings against all IMDG Code and 49 CFR pre-entered operator, ship and port restrictions
    • Generates pre-checked DG bookings – booking applications can be received as text emails for conventional processing or with attached IFTMBF message for direct input
    • Produces a Dangerous Goods Note for printing and e-mailing as a booking application with EDI attachment for direct entry to operator’s booking system
    • Homepage interface can be fully customised including any operator specific interpretations or additional requirements

    Optional extra – Single Sign-On (SSO) 

    SSO authentication enables users to access multiple Hazcheck applications (Hazcheck Validation, Hazcheck Gateway and Hazcheck Restrictions) using username and password credentials.

    Hazcheck can securely connect to identity providers using protocols include SAML, and oAuth and OpenID, as well as being able to connect directly to Azure Active Directory, OpenID Connector and Ping Identity.

    System requirements

    For clients to access the application they will require an internet browser such as Internet Explorer (Version 9+), Firefox, Chrome or Safari

  • Benefits

    • Simplifies and speeds dangerous goods processing
    • Increases efficiency and enhances customer service – instant and accurate
    • Supports staff in checking and complying with the IMDG Code and 49 CFR requirements
    • Can be used as a standalone system or incorporated with booking systems to provide seamless dangerous goods validation
    • Updated and maintained in line with IMDG Code Amendments and errata, and 49 CFR provisions
    • Dual amendment during transition years
    • Reduces error, improves efficiency and operational safety

Hazcheck Gateway is loaded onto a corporate intranet or hosted on the web by Exis Technologies. It is available to purchase on an annual licence basis, normally on an initial three year term.

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