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Environmental, health and safety risks make the chemical supply chain increasingly complex and challenging. That's why you need a partner who can deliver customised solutions for your chemical transport built on a proven track record of reliability and efficiency.

Depending on your specific needs and delivery lead times, we implement flexible chemical transportation and supply chain solutions using integrated air, ocean and logistics services.

We ensure responsible handling of your chemicals throughout their supply chain journey. Using proven procedures and processes underpinned by our global quality management system, we make sure you have service reliability and the highest standard of chemicals supply chain delivery performance.

The many benefits of our chemicals logistics solutions include  cost efficiencies through route and process optimisation, leaner chem freight transportation cycles, improved inventory management, enhanced delivery performance, supply chain transparency through optimized communication and state-of-the-art systems, and enhanced margins and working capital.

Your quality guarantee

  • Health and safety environment and quality management systems based on ISO certification including subcontractor management. See the overview of Management Systems in the DSV Group.
  • PanGreen initiative (certified CO2 reduction program and CO2 calculation tool)
  • Global regulatory, safety and security compliance
    • CTPAT: Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism
    • TAPA: Transported Asset Protection Association
    • BASC: Business Anti-Smuggling Coalition
    • FDA: Food and Drug Administration
    • SQAS registered offices in Europe

Our experience in Belgium

At DSV Belgium, the chemical industry has been the strategic focus area since many years. We are continuously looking for future opportunities to expand our knowledge and expertise that we have been building up in the past. Our facilities were built and equipped bearing that aim in mind. They comply with all the requirements of the legislation to be able to welcome your chemical business in one of our  warehouses: 

  • Seneffe: 32.000 m²
  • Puurs: 15.000 m² of a multi-user facility dedicated to chemical operations

In Seneffe, DSV operates a SEVESO II category B warehouse dedicated to the handling of chemicals, including dangerous goods. This site is perfectly located for national and European distribution combining various transport possibilities. It also offers extensive experience in value added services performed by the dedicated and experienced staff which ensures the safe and proper execution of the activities. The facility also offers temperature controlled storage solutions, a sound quality management and a dedicated dangerous goods storage area. 

DSV has a vast experience in the handling of dangerous goods. Compliance with the legislation is assured by training and informing our collaborators on a regular basis. These trainings include both general awareness and specific training on preparing ADR shipments: adding the right labels and markings, using the adequate packaging and preparing the necessary dangerous goods documentation. On the top of that, special training sessions are dedicated to the handling of spill. The main goal here is for our employees to be able to react safely and efficiently in the occurrence of such an incident. 


Chemicals logistics services

Are chemicals considered dangerous goods?

Yes, chemicals can often be classified as dangerous goods and hazardous materials, and we need to know which class your goods fall under and what conditions must apply when they are being transported.

For example, knowing quantity limits helps determine the required documentation and packaging and labelling as well as the right transport modes.

Dangerous or hazardous goods are items or substances that could pose risks to health, safety or the environment, particularly if they are not handled or packed properly.

Dangerous goods can be solids, liquids or gases, and they include pure chemicals, mixtures of substances, manufactured products or individual articles. They are classified according to the type of potential hazard, e.g. flammable, poisonous, explosive, radioactive etc.

The United Nations (UN) has established a universal system for the classification, packaging, marking and labelling of dangerous goods to facilitate their safe transport.

There are nine classes of dangerous goods, plus a few sub-classes. Dangerous goods are named with specific UN numbers that must be used in the declaration form and in the packing and labelling.

Learn more about the nine classes of dangerous goods

List of the 9 dangerous goods classes

Disclaimer: this information is provided for convenience only. Please consult ICAO and IATA regulations for the latest, up-to-date information.

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