Delivery Issue Of The Calcium Hypochlorite

- Sep 23, 2019-

Delivery Issue of the Calcium Hypochlorite


1. What is the Calcium Hypochlorite (CHC)?


Calcium hypochlorite, commonly known as bleaching concentrate, is often used in the bleaching process of chemical production. It plays an important role in industrial production because of its rapid effect and outstanding bleaching effect.


UN NO. 2880

CAS NO. 7778-54-3


2. Why many shipping companies doesn't allow such product to be delivered?


According to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Rules, calcium hypochlorite is a strong oxidant, which can ignite in contact with organic substances or ammonium compounds, decompose easily at high temperature, cause fire or explosion, and other dangers such as toxic chlorine released by reactions with acids and corrosion stimulation.


In order to avoid the harm caused by false declaration, IMDG code clearly stipulates that goods should be declared with the correct shipping name in order to eliminate the problem of false declaration. Calcium hypochlorite is the correct transport name, and only under the name with the correct UN number.


However, in practice, it is often mistakenly declared as calcium chloride or similar name goods, such as bleaching powder, CCH, BK powder, disinfectant, chlorine lime and so on.

3. What should we do for the Calcium Hypochlorite delivery?


Choose Shenzhen seaport as loading port.

Package should be in drum only not in bag.

Stick 5.1danger label outside of each drum.