Dangerous goods are articles or substances that are capable of posing a risk to health, safety, property or the environment and are subject to international regulations. Dangerous goods are not always obvious and many items are, or contain, regulated substances.
Some common items are considered dangerous goods such as: paints, aerosols, lithium batteries (either separate or contained in mobile phones, laptops, cameras, etc), dry ice, perfumes, airbags, life jackets, ammunition, gas stoves, food flavourings, fireworks, lighters, car batteries, matches, nail polish and remover, solvents, some chemicals, and more.
If you are thinking of shipping such commodities, be it for personal or commercial use, check first with our DGSA and the materials safety data sheet.
Atlas Forwarding has significant experience in the shipping of approved Dangerous Goods.
We employ our own fully qualified in house DGSA’s (Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors), and only contract with carriers who can demonstrate an impeccable track record in dangerous goods compliance.
We audit these carriers regularly in conjunction with various Irish authorities.
Atlas Forwarding as a leading transportation and logistics company, we adhere to the following regulations:
IATA for air transport. Applicable within all countries which work under the ICAO regulations and any airline under the IATA regulations
ADR for road transport. The EU directives concerning the transport of Dangerous Goods, applicable within all countries that have adopted the ADR convention in their legislation, specifically within Europe.
IMDG for shipping by sea. The IMDG code contains detailed technical specifications to enable dangerous goods be transported safely by sea.
Transportation of Dangerous Goods is a risk when they are incorrectly packed or handled.
If the goods are hidden, declared incorrectly, left completely undeclared, packed or labelled incorrectly, health and safety is compromised.
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For a discussion regarding a dangerous goods shipment, please don't hesitate to get in touch by phone or email; firstname.lastname@example.org / (00353) (0)1 5312821