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Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Materials Shipments
DHL Global Forwarding is an established carrier of Dangerous Goods and as a leading transportation and logistics company, DHL adheres to the following regulations:
- ATA for air transport, applicable within all countries which work under the ICAO regulations and any airline under the IATA regulations
- ADR for road transport, the EU directives concerning the transport of Dangerous Goods, applicable within all countries that have adopted the ADR convention in their legislation and additionally within Europe
Shippers are responsible to confirm if their dangerous goods shipments will transit to destination by air or road and prepare the shipment accordingly.
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Shipping Hazardous Materials by Air
The IATA website offers a great range of resources essential for your business if you are looking to ship dangerous goods by Air. Resources include Dangerous Goods training, manuals and forums amongst lots more.
Shipping Hazardous Materials by Ocean
Looking for a safe way to ship your goods by Ocean? The International Maritime Organization (IMO) provides information on the transportation of dangerous goods by Ocean.
Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)
Shipping containers is a pretty safe business. However, in recent years, the industry has seen some major incidents at sea and on shore arising from packed containers that had incorrect weight declarations. To prevent these, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), in collaboration with industry representatives, has therefore adopted specific rules as part of the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) Convention including a Verified Gross Mass (VGM).
The purpose of the VGM requirement is to obtain an accurate gross weight of packed containers so that vessel and terminal operators can prepare vessel stowage plans prior to loading cargo on ships. The requirement will protect vessel and terminal operators’ people and assets, as well as shippers’ cargo.or road and prepare the shipment accordingly.