We are accredited to handle Dangerous Goods (GDR) and maintain a number of valid and continuously updated licenses among Directors and our people on this competence. Ongoing training through re-current courses and examinations are taken up periodically as required to update this status of compliance for the benefit of our customers.
Transport of dangerous goods needs to be regulated in order to prevent, as far as possible, accidents to persons or property and damage to the environment, the means of transport employed or to other goods. However, with different regulations in every country and for different modes of transport, international trade in dangerous products would be seriously impeded, if not made impossible and unsafe. Moreover, dangerous goods are also subject to several kinds of regulations, e.g. work safety regulations, consumer protection regulations, storage regulations, environment protection regulations.
On airfreight The IATA DGR is the trusted source for certified training and DG regulation which enables both knowledge and compliance to handle, pack, label and document dangerous goods shipments. Recognized by the world’s airlines for over 50 years, the DGR is the most complete, up-to-date, and user-friendly reference in the industry. IATA works closely with local governments and ICAO in the development of regulations.
Regarding ocean transportation, the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code was developed by IMO (International Maritime Organization) as a uniform international code for the transport of dangerous goods by sea covering such matters as packing, container traffic and stowage, with particular reference to the segregation of incompatible substances.
Overland transportation is governed by the ADR Convention (Accord Européen relatif au Transport International des Marchandises Dangereuses par Route). In its most important Article 2 (Annexes A and B) it regulates the merchandise involved, notably their packaging and labels, as well as the construction, equipment and use of vehicles for the transport of hazardous materials.