Transported goods that can be hazardous for the safety of lives, health, the environment and material assets, are classified as dangerous goods. There are strict regulations in place regarding the transportation of dangerous goods, as it can be risky to both transport and handle.


Labelling of dangerous goods

Dangerous goods must be labelled correctly, regardless of the means of transport:

  • UN number
  • Danger warning sign, displaying the ADR class of the goods
  • A transport document including all information about the dangerous goods must always follow the shipment
The sender is responsible for the correct information in the transport document.

Exception  and exemptions

There are many exceptions and exemptions in the dangerous goods regulations, due to variations in the type and volume of the dangerous goods. The “limited amounts” exception, if only a small volume is being transported, the goods are considered “normal goods”.

Dangerous substances, explosives and transport of dangerous goods
The IMDG code that regulates the safety by sea
Here you will find an introduction to the IMDG code, for the transport of dangerous goods by sea

IATA regulates Air Freight of dangerous goods
Here you will find more information about IATA

Cem Turkdonmez

Cem Turkdonmez

Managing Director UK