What are Classified as Dangerous Goods for Transportation?

What are dangerous goods?

Any item or substance that can harm the driver, recipient, environment or other shipment is termed as dangerous goods. Such hazardous materials include perfume, chemical barrels, aerosols or items containing lithium batteries such as laptops and phones. Therefore, dangerous goods transportation can be a grave matter.

What are Classified as Dangerous Goods for Transportation

In general, the dangerous goods are classified in 9 classes;
1. Gases
2. Explosives
3. Flammable Solids
4. Oxidizing Substances
5. Flammable Liquids
6. Toxic & Infectious Substances
7. Corrosives
8. Radioactive Material
9. Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods

Also, the transportation of such hazardous goods is controlled and governed by several regulatory regimes that are operational at both national and international levels. Some of the regulatory frameworks include United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, IMO’s International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code , ICAO’s Technical Instructions and IATA’s Dangerous Goods Regulations. All these rules must be complied before transporting dangerous goods.

Dangerous goods transportation is solely the responsibility of the shipper. They need to declare such goods correctly; pack and label them along with the correct documentation for hassle free transit.

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About Roopali Parandekar

Roopali Parandekar is MD at SATEJ INFOTECH PVT. LTD. Prior to this position she lived and worked in the UK for 7 years. An MBA by education she has an eye for detail and is a very keen learner. She is an expert in Social Media Management and a regular blogger. She writes about latest development in Social Media, Web designing & development, SEO and software applications.