In compliance with regulations
When shipping dangerous goods by sea, the risks to the environment can significantly increase 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 storing of dangerous goods by sea transport.
Depending on your volumes being consigned, dangerous goods 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.
Learn about the requirements for shipping dangerous goods
Gain an overview of the nine classes of dangerous goods
Read about the transport of dangerous goods by air
Learn more about transporting dangerous goods by road