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Critical Factors for Transporting and Storing Dangerous Goods

Dangerous goods are substance or articles which can pose a threat to people, property and/or the environment. When people travel, the mode of transport chosen is of great importance.

Vehicles, trains, boats, planes: each means of transport has its own characteristics that influence movement in terms of quality, comfort and duration. Similarly, when transporting dangerous goods, the mode of transport has a significant impact. Mechanical stress, humidity, pressure and many other factors can vary from one mode to another.

Compliance with Regulations

For transportation of dangerous goods is highly regulated process as there are human lives and property involved at all stages of transport and in all mode. These differences are expressed through different regulations, and the current regulations for the transport of dangerous goods are divided into five categories:

• For transport by land, ADR regulations (European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road)
• For rail transport, RID regulations apply (Regulations concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail)


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Mohammad Ihsan bin Othman, DLSM
Mohammad Ihsan bin Othman has substantive years of experience in warehousing and logistics operations, and specifically in the chemicals and fragrance industry. He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM). Ihsan completed the Diploma in Logistics and Supply Management (DLSM) on December 2019 at SIPMM Institute.
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