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What are “Dangerous Goods”?

Dangerous Goods, abbreviated DG, are substances that when transported are a risk to health, safety, property or the environment. Certain dangerous goods that pose risks even when not being transported are known as hazardous materials.

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. The international regulatory bodies for the transportation of DG include ICAO’s Technical Instructions, IATA’s Dangerous Goods Regulations, the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport 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. We also work closely with preferred partners across regions.

Accidents related to the transportation, handling and storage of Dangerous Good (DG) have serious consequences for human health and safety, environment and the infrastructure. Exim Guild DG team specializes in transportation of goods like explosives, flammable, toxic and corrosive materials. The team compromises of specialist and have in-depth understanding of regulations and transportation.

Exim Guild DG team provides our customers total solution for storage, handling and transportation of Dangerous Goods / Hazmat products while enhancing the safety requirement with zero tolerance towards accidents. This provides customers a competitive edge over competition while transporting goods across the world. The DG team goes at great length to establish standard operating process (SOP) for the shipper, transportation mode and plays a crucial role for upgrading safety standards at the Gateway ports. The objective always remains the costs and time lines of the customers. The customers include multinational companies and port operators across Asia, Africa, Middle East & Europe.

How are “Dangerous Goods” transported by Road?

Most countries have strict controls on road transportation of Dangerous Goods. ADR (Agreement on Dangerous Goods) the land transport of dangerous goods is a handling procedure subject to a series of legal specifications. We meet your transportation needs with the highest standards of reliability and compliance with standards on packaging, labelling, markings and safety when carrying and securing the cargo. Exim Guild DG team work with qualified personnel and approved transporters to optimise the supply chain, reduce the risks and help grow your business.


How are “Dangerous Goods” transported by Ocean?

Maritime transport involves a series of ship and container approvals with a view to minimising risks for dangerous goods, human lives and the environment. The International Maritime Organisation is responsible for classifying dangerous goods, which is why they are known in the world of maritime transport as IMO goods.

The maritime transport of dangerous goods is governed by the IMDG (International Maritime Dangerous Goods) code, which details aspects such as packaging, labelling and on-board stowage, as well as providing protocols for dealing with potential emergencies and accidents.

Exim Guild DG team have the capacity to handle dangerous goods and manage the transport of your IMO freight quickly and safely. The team also manages the standards at the Gateway Ports working with along with the authorities.


How are “Dangerous Goods” transported by Rail?

The rail freight of dangerous goods is regulated by the RID, the Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail, issued by the European Union. The packaging and stowage of this kind of cargo in wagons or tanks requires a series of additional measures to guarantee the safety of both people and the environment.

The companies responsible for carrying dangerous goods by train are obliged by law to have safety advisors to oversee these aspects. This is the guarantee offered by companies consolidated in the sector.

Exim Guild DG team is always committed to observing the strictest of safety regulations.


How are “Dangerous Goods” transported by Air?

Some goods may put the safety of an aircraft or persons on board in jeopardy. These dangerous materials are forbidden or restricted for air transport. IATA leads industry efforts to ensure the safe transport of dangerous goods by air.

IATA works closely with local governments and ICAO in the development of regulations. IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) manual is the global reference for shipping dangerous goods by air and the only standard recognized by airlines.

Exim Guild DG teamm compromises of specialists in the air transport of dangerous goods. We handle your sensitive cargo according to all safety standards in order to ensure that it arrives at its destination, completely intact and with absolutely no risk to the freight, people or the environment.


How are “Dangerous Goods” transported through Intermodal Air?

While there is a certain degree of agreement in regard to goods requiring special transport, regulations on dangerous goods vary depending on the type of transport and the region it is used. This is why, when proceeding with the multimodal transport of dangerous goods, care must be taken to have all of the permits and certificates required for said freight to be transported by the different vehicles participating in the operation.

Exim Guild DG team combine land, air and maritime transport to provide a multimodal option where your dangerous goods travel smoothly from one mode to the other. This involves two or more means of transport guaranteeing a door-to-door service for your dangerous goods, legally and safely, with no delays in the logistics operation.

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