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Classification is based on the Special Provisions (SP’s) relating to the entry for UN3065 in the respective regulations. The relevant SP’s for UN3065 are; 144 & 145, these state the following;
144. An aqueous solution containing not more than 24% alcohol by volume is not subject to the requirements of the regulations.
145. Alcoholic beverages of packing group III,* when carried in receptacles of 250 litres or less, are not subject to the requirements of the regulations.
Proper Shipping Name - Alcoholic Beverages.
UN Number - UN3065
UN Class - 3
PGII if alcohol by volume is greater than 70%
PGII is in Transport Category 2 so ADR applies to packged loads in excess of 333 litres.
PGIII if alcohol by volume is less than 70%
PGIII is in Transport Category 3 so ADR applies to packged loads in excess of 1000 litres.
For loads transported in tanks ADR applies irrespective of quantity carried.
Road Mode - ADR or UK domestic
If classified as hazardous a transport document showing the following is required:
The driver also requires to have a copy of his Emergency Instructions in Writing and to carry his ADR Vocational Training Certificate
Sea Mode - International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code applies.
If the Alcoholic Beverage based on the above is determined to be dangerous goods then an IMDG Dangerous Goods Declaration must be completed by the shipper.
If the Alcoholic Beverage is determined to be non-hazardous (under SP144 or 145) then a Standard Shipping Note should be completed by the shipper, however it would be prudent to endorse it along the following lines:
“This shipment meets the criteria of Special Provision 145 (or 144) and is not considered to be dangerous goods”
N.B. Shipments of bulk spirit in ISOtanks would, if the alcohol by volume
is more than 24%, require a Dangerous Goods Declaration to be completed
by the shipper.