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Dangerous Goods (Dg)

Dangerous goods can be in the form of solid, liquid or gas. They can be hot or cold, pungent or odorless, transparent or colored and their hazardous effects can be anything from minimal to fatal. They may be pure chemicals, mixtures of substances, manufactured products or individual articles on their own.Hazardous goods are classified and identified according to the nature of the hazard such as flammable, inflammable, poisonous, explosive, etc.

Southeast Movers well-trained professionals offer its customers a complete integrated solution for all types of dangerous and hazardous cargo right from packaging, labeling, documentation, transportation, custom clearance up to final delivery to consignee’s door. We can arrange for the uplift and packaging of dangerous goods in accordance with IMO & IATA regulations. All of our staff are skilled and experienced in transporting all types of dangerous goods, be it domestically or internationally via air and sea freight. On your behalf, we can communicate with the local authorities ensuring that your import or export is completed on time and is hassle free.

Even seemingly harmless products like table tennis balls, nail polish, paint, and perfumes are listed as hazardous materials. For shipping paint, for example, hazardous transport regulations are applicable.The transportation of dangerous goods is a highly regulated process as there are human lives and property involved at all stages of transport and in all modes.Each mode of transport has its own set of regulations and whether you are a shipper or carrier, you need to be aware of what this entails.There are several restrictions, regulations, processes involved in transporting hazardous materials and these vary greatly from country to country and even from state to state within the same country.The transportation of hazardous materials by sea is governed and regulated by  The International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code or IMDG Code, which is the internationally accepted regulation for the safe transportation of dangerous goods and hazardous materials by sea. The IMDG Code is intended to protect the ship’s crew, prevent marine pollution by hazardous materials and ensure safe transportation.The implementation of the code is mandatory. It contains advice on terminology, packaging, labeling, placarding, markings, stowage, segregation, handling, and emergency response in relation to carrying dangerous goods by sea. The 2014 Edition of the IMDG code Incorporating Amendment 37-14, which became mandatory on 1 January 2016, is currently the latest edition.The Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (HMTA) of 1975 was passed after a 707-cargo jet carrying hazardous materials crashed in 1973. This crash brought to the fore the general lack of compliance with existing requirements ostensibly due to fragmentation of the regulatory authorities implementing the requirements, the complexity of the regulations itself and a lack of industry familiarity with the Federal regulations at the working level.The intent of the act was in the man to improve the regulatory and enforcement activities by providing the Secretary of Transportation with broad authority to set regulations applicable to all modes of transport.While the IMDG Code governs the carriage of goods by sea, each country has independent regulations governing the shipping and transportation of hazardous goods by road, for example, the carriage of dangerous goods by road vehicles are governed by ADR in Europe (European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road). In the USA, transporting hazardous materials by road is governed by The Code of Federal Regulations 49, and covers the domestic transportation of hazardous materials for all modes of transport to, from, and within the United States.

IATA dangerous goods regulation

As far as air freight is concerned, the internationally agreed regulations for transporting dangerous goods are covered by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) International Dangerous Goods Regulations.The IATA regulations, Dangerous Goods Regulations – DGR, is the trusted source to help you prepare and document dangerous shipments. Recognized by the world’s airlines for almost 60 years, the DGR is the most complete, up-to-date, and user-friendly reference in the industry.These domestic and international regulations for the transportation of dangerous goods are required to ensure that they work together in a common manner acceptable to and enforceable by all.