Article 112

General Terms and Conditions

A - Grouping System

For purpose of berthing and cargo handling each of International Maritime Dangerous Good classes is further divided by Suez Canal Authority into three groups, These groups are as follows:

(1) GROUP 1

Substances representing high danger: no handling is allowed either for ordinary goods or dangerous goods; vessels carrying these substances are only allowed to have a berth at Port Said outer harbour, bunkers taking place at the outer harbour basin.

(2) GROUP 2

Substances representing medium danger, handling of cargo is allowed as follow:

(a) Containers can be handled in the inner harbour.

(b) General Cargo vessels can be handled by isolating the vessel in Port Said outer harbour basin. A vessel carrying not more than 100 ton total of these substances will not be given a special berth for handling the
ordinary cargoes, providing holds containing these dangerous substances is kept closed while ordinary cargoes are being handled on these vessels.

(3) GROUP 3

Substances representing minor danger: vessels carrying these substances shall be considered as ordinary vessel.

B - Description of Groups in Different International Maritime Dangerous Good Classes:


It contains the following:

(a) Class 1, explosives, (div. 1.1, div. 1.2, div 1.3).

(b) Class 2 ,gases in large welded receptacles.

(c) Class 3, Inflammable liquids (div. 3.1 and div. 3.2) in large welded receptacles.

(d) Discovery of substances of its existence and/or stowage on board the ship, the Master has no knowledge.

(e) Hazardous wastes.


It contains all substances of the Classes which do not belong to either Group 1 or Group 3.


It contains the following:

(a) Class 1, explosives, (div. 1.5).

(b) Class 2, gases (non flammable compressed gas only).

(c) Class 3, Inflammable liquids (high flash point group only).

(d) Substances in Class 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9.

(4) Vessels carrying more than one group at the same time will be treated as vessel of the higher dangerous group.