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Shipping hazardous and dangerous goods

The rules for hazardous and dangerous goods depend on the method of transport.

See more for air freight, sea freight and road freight

Trained personnel

Your hazardous air cargo is handled by employees who have completed appropriate training to:

  • Load and unload or handle dangerous materials/goods
  • Prepare dangerous materials/goods for transportation
  • Operate vehicles used to transport dangerous materials/goods
  • Inspect, recondition, maintain, repair or test packages or packaging components used to transport hazardous materials

Correct documentation

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 hazardous cargo is handled appropriately. Correct paperwork and labels enable cargo handlers to load the aircraft 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.

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Shipping dangerous goods

Learn from our experts what to consider when shipping hazardous and dangerous goods 

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