October 4, 2020
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Dangerous Goods, also referred to with the abbreviation “DG”, refers to materials or goods containing properties that can be a potential hazard to human health and safety, including infrastructure. Transportation of Dangerous Goods can be a complicated process, requiring experience and in-depth understanding of regulations.
There are nine classes of Dangerous Goods, with some classes including more specific sub-divisions. These classes are standard across the world, and are regulated both internationally, and nationally. Internationally, the regulatory bodies for the transportation of DG include ICAO’s Technical Instructions, IATA’s Dangerous Goods Regulations, the United Nations Recommendations on the Tarpot of Dangerous Goods and the IMO’s International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code.
Additionally, some countries impose more specific and sometimes stricter regulations, and if you are moving your DG through these countries, you must ensure you adhere to the local requirements. Our global freight forwarding network is located at key logistics hubs across the world in the Asia-Pacific, Europe, India and Oceania, and we work closely with preferred partners in the Americas and other regions.
When it comes to moving your DG materials and products across the supply chain, you need the peace-of-mind to know that you are supported by industry professionals. TVS SCS employs global teams with a high level of knowledge, experience and competency that is required to ensure full compliance and safety of all governmental regulations.
We are continuously investing in growing and strengthening our Dangerous Goods packaging, storage, transport and documentation capabilities across our global network. We are committed to being a world-class industry-leading freight and logistics solutions provider. We have expertise across our network to provide strategic and safe solutions for your Dangerous Goods supply chain.
For example, we have a 2,800 sqm storage facility strategically located between the Barcelona Port and Airport, that adheres to the requirements for storing, handling and distribution of Chemical and Hazardous materials. This provides all the necessary elements for an integrated logistics solution for the Chemical industry.
Our Dangerous Goods solutions and services are available for customers across all modes of freight forwarding and transportation. Whether you are moving materials domestically or internationally, our global teams are ready to support you through any challenges, helping you navigate the complexities of customs clearance, documentation and declarations.
Our global freight forwarding network integrates our e-Connect online track and trace with the CargoWise IT platform. We use this across our entire international business to provide you with seamless 24/7 shipment visibility and live access to your data. With e-Connect, our airfreight customers also enjoy one login to access other aspects of their business, such as warehousing, order management, account management and shipment management information on the desktop website platform.
We also have a mobile app available on iOS and Android, which provides on-the-go visibility on shipment data that matters most to you.
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Understanding Dangerous Goods classifications are an essential part of DG expertise and have flow-on effects on the transportation of your goods. Please get in touch with a TVS SCS freight forwarding expert to discuss your specific needs.
There are international and national regulatory bodies that determine the framework for the handling and transportation of Dangerous Goods. Each of these regulatory bodies may impose different penalties. To ensure you stay compliant with any relevant governing bodies, please speak to a TVS SCS freight forwarding expert to simplify your DG transportation.