dangerous goods

Dangerous Goods Handling

Dangerous goods are materials or items with hazardous properties which, if not properly controlled, present a potential hazard to human health and safety, infrastructure and/ or their means of transport.

The transportation of DG is controlled and governed by a variety of different regulatory regimes, operating at both the national and international levels. Prominent regulatory frameworks for the transportation of dangerous goods include the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, ICAO’s Technical Instructions, IATA’s Dangerous Goods Regulations and the IMO’s International Maritime DG Code. Collectively, these regulatory regimes mandate the means by which dangerous goods are to be handled, packaged, labeled and transported.

Regulatory frameworks incorporate comprehensive classification systems of hazards to provide a taxonomy of DG. Classification of dangerous goods is broken down into nine classes according to the type of danger materials or items present, click on a class to read more details;

  1. Explosives
  2. Gases
  3. Flammable Liquids
  4. Flammable Solids
  5. Oxidizing Substances
  6. Toxic & Infectious Substances
  7. Radioactive Material
  8. Corrosives
  9. Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods


International 3Pl as a logistics company specializing in dangerous goods, is well placed to deliver tailored solutions to all customer’s DG needs. We are proficient in all nine classes of dangerous goods and provides a range of services including packaging, packing, labeling, freight forwarding and training.

International 3Pl is  a market leader in the safe storage and handling of DD with regulatory bodies citing our processes as benchmark examples.

We offer state of the art hazardous goods storage facilities at key locations across our network of operational facilities where all hazardous and explosive materials are stored according to their dangerous goods classification and comply with the highest national health and safety requirements.

With security and safety at the forefront of our operations we have specially trained staff and fully-accredited processes to ensure the secure storage of DG.

Alongside our warehouse capability we provide a full range of dangerous goods handling and transportation services.

Why International 3PL for Dangerous Goods Handling

Installed with racking storage system, the storage of different classes of DG is in compliance with international Segregation and Stowage Guidelines. In addition, our warehouse is fully equipped with Safety Equipment such as Fire Alarms, Fire Hose Reels, Fire Extinguishers, Emergency Eye Wash, Emergency Shower, Emergency Response Equipment as well as First Aid Kits. This is not only to ensure the highest level of safety concerns but to insist on our strong commitment to Safety and Responsible Care®.

Our warehouse staff is regularly trained by our internal EHS Specialist to have extensive knowledge of handling chemicals including Identification of DG and its Classification, Hazards associated with DG, using of PPE, understanding of SDS, Emergency Response and Medical First Aid.

The warehousing services under special customs privileges such as Bonded/EPZ/Free Zone are also available. The value-added services such as Sampling, Re-packing, Shrink-wrapping or any other services are also available upon request.

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