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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

Chemicals logistics services

  • Global regulatory compliance

  • Special containers for air and ocean freight

  • Dangerous goods and event management and handling

  • Product specific packaging solutions

  • Fleet and asset management

  • Freight management and execution

  • Dedicated customer service desks

  • Performance measurement control

  • Supply chain event management

  • Lead logistics service provider concept

  • Best-in-class IT solutions

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

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