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Integrated Logistics Practices for Dangerous Goods

Dangerous Goods (DG), as its names indicate, will result in severe consequences if handled incorrectly. Dangerous goods may pose a potential hazard to the safety and health to humans and the surrounding environment. It can also become a terrorist weapon that could cause potentially dangerous situations with disastrous outcomes. Transporting dangerous goods are often challenging, but with the proper infrastructure and technology, can eliminate risk and provides your business with a competitive edge.

Compliance with Regulations

The United Nations (UN) modal cover principles of classification and definition of classes, packing requirements, marking, labelling or placarding, and transport documents.With this system in general use, all entities involved in the movement of dangerous goods would benefit from the time-consuming rules. Separate regulations exist for different modes of transportation.

The main regulatory boards are;

  • International Air Transport Association (IATA), works closely with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in developing regulations to ensure safe and efficient transportation by air.
  • International Maritime Hazardous Goods (IMDG), controls safe transport by sea.
  • Accord Dangereux Routier (ADR), European regulations controls safe transport by road.

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Jumaliah Yusoff, DLSM
Jumaliah Yusoff has several years of experience in the field of global logistics coordination, specifically in ensuring statutory compliances of dangerous good movement. She is a member of the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM). Jumaliah completed the Diploma in Logistics and Supply Management (DLSM) on September 2020 at SIPMM Institute.

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