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In compliance with regulations

When shipping dangerous goods by sea, the risks to the environment can be significantly increased in the event of an incident. It is therefore essential to comply with the relevant regulations that are imposed by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for the carriage of dangerous goods by sea. 

The legislation directs the requirement for companies to appoint an expert to assist them, to ensure that all legal requirements are correctly applied, and places certain responsibilities on the different stakeholders within the logistical chain.

Requirements for shipment of dangerous goods

Dangerous goods are an essential part of modern living, but by their very nature, they present a hazard to life and the environment if they are not handled, stored, and transported correctly. At DSV, we specialise in the handling and storage of dangerous goods for sea transport.

Dependent on your volumes being consigned, dangerous goods sea freight may be transported in sea vessels, tanks, cylinders, or packages, so when transporting dangerous goods, you must know the correct classification of your goods and what quantity limits may apply. This will help you determine the correct documentation, packaging and labelling that is required.

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