The transport of hazardous goods presents a unique challenge in logistics. It requires specialized knowledge, equipment, and permissions to ensure safety during transport and to comply with legal requirements. In this article, we provide a comprehensive overview of the key aspects of hazardous goods transport.
Hazardous goods include materials and substances that pose a potential risk to people, the environment, and property due to their properties. This includes flammable liquids, toxic chemicals, explosive materials, radioactive materials, and infectious substances.
ADR Convention: In Europe, the transport of hazardous goods is regulated by the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR).
GHS System: The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) is an internationally recognized system for the classification and labeling of chemicals.
Specialized Training: Drivers and personnel must be specially trained in handling and transporting hazardous goods.
Proper Packaging and Labeling: Hazardous goods must be securely packaged and correctly labeled according to regulations.
Emergency Plans: Companies must have emergency plans for accidents or leaks during transport.
Road Transport: The most common method for transporting hazardous goods, requiring ADR-compliant vehicles.
Rail Transport: Suitable for large quantities and long-distance transports.
Air and Sea Transport: For fast overseas transports, subject to strict international regulations.
CSI does not transport dangerous goods by express.
However, you have the option of having your hazardous goods consignment
by airfreight - standard - shipping through us
by truck throughout Europe
by sea freight worldwide
You will find all information about dangerous goods shipping on our separate website:
The transport of hazardous goods requires careful planning, specialized knowledge, and strict adherence to safety regulations. Observing these guidelines is crucial to minimize risks and ensure safe carriage. For companies active in this field, it is essential to always be up-to-date with the latest legal requirements and best practices.
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