Dangerous Goods Handling
A dangerous cargo is a cargo that, as a result of an accident, will damage the health or life of people and / or the environment.
In the world, the following contracts for the carriage of dangerous goods:
IMDG (International Maritime Dangerous Goods) - contract for the carriage of dangerous goods by sea.
ICAO-TI (Technical Instructions for The Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by AIR) is a contract for the transport of dangerous goods by air.
RID (International Regulations Concerning the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail) is an agreement on the transport of dangerous goods by rail.
A special list of dangerous substances of the UN (more than 3000 titles) has been created. Each dangerous substance listed on this list has a four-digit number, which is called the identification number under the UN list of dangerous substances. By this number you can find out the exact name of the dangerous substance being transported. The list is broken down by classes - it is allowed to transport a hazardous substance of one class only according to the rules intended for it. These classes are formed by:
The main danger of the substance during its transportation.
Physical state of the substance during transport (solid, liquid, gaseous).
The entire list of hazardous substances is divided into 13 classes. Numbering from 1 to 9.
Types of hazards:
Oxidation (properties contributing to combustion).
Cargo is divided into hazard classes in accordance with the classification of the contract ADR:
1 class - explosive materials and objects;
2 class - compressed, liquefied and dissolved under pressure gases;
Grade 3 - flammable liquids;
4.1 class - easily flammable solids;
4.2 class - self-igniting substances;
4.3 class - substances that emit flammable gases when they come into contact with water;
5.1 class - oxidizing substances;
5.2 class - organic peroxides;
6.1 class - toxic substances;
6.2 class - by-products of animal processing and infectious substances;
Grade 7 - radioactive materials;
Grade 8 - corrosive substances;
Class 9 - other dangerous substances.
If your cargo falls into one of the above categories of dangerous goods, send a request for a calculation of the cost of its transportation to the address firstname.lastname@example.org