Transporting dangerous goods
The rules for dangerous goods depend on the method of transport.
Find more information about general air freight, sea freight and road freight
Your dangerous goods are handled by employees who have completed appropriate training to:
- Load and unload or handle dangerous goods
- Prepare dangerous goods for transportation
- Operate vehicles used to transport dangerous goods
- Inspect, recondition, maintain, repair or test packages or packaging components used to transport dangerous goods
We can assist with the documentation that is required by all dangerous goods shipments. This may include:
- Dangerous goods notes/declaration
- Materials safety data sheet (MSDS)
- Commercial invoice
- Packing list
- Shipper’s letter of instruction
- Certificate of origin
Proper documentation and labelling helps ensure that dangerous goods are handled appropriately. Correct paperwork and labels enable cargo handlers to load a vehicle in a way that reduces potential risks, such as:
- Separating potentially interactive shipments
- Stowing flammable shipments in a way that will slow the spread of any potential fires
In addition, DSV is able to assist with obtaining any required overflight permits, landing permits and governmental clearances relating to dangerous goods shipments.
Shipping dangerous goods
Learn from our experts what to consider when shipping dangerous goods
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