Import and Export Hazardous Cargo Services at ALPS Global Logistics
At ALPS Global Logistics, we understand the critical nature of transporting hazardous goods, commonly known as dangerous goods (DG). Our hazardous cargo services ensure that your dangerous goods are handled and transported in strict accordance with international and national regulations. With years of experience in handling hazardous materials, we offer a one-stop logistics solution for all your hazardous cargo needs, providing you peace of mind and the assurance that your goods are in safe hands.
What Are Hazardous Goods?
Dangerous goods are items or materials that are corrosive, infectious, toxic, flammable, or explosive. These goods are hazardous in nature, and if not properly controlled, they may endanger the safety and health of humans and the surrounding environment. To reduce the likelihood of risks, these goods should be transported in a very safe manner.
One of ALPS's professional services is to handle hazardous cargo (Dangerous Cargo) for all Air, Sea, and Land freight services locally and internationally. With many years in handling dangerous goods, ALPS Global Logistics is committed to providing a one-stop logistics solution for hazardous cargoes (Dangerous Cargo) to all our clients. With our extensive network agency around the world, we can handle most of the Dangerous goods (DG) around the world.
Compliance and Safety Standards of Dangerous Goods Shipping
When it comes to hazardous cargo, compliance with regulations is non-negotiable. Our team at ALPS Global Logistics is well-versed in the complex web of international and national regulations governing the transportation of dangerous goods. From the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code for sea freight to the Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for air freight, we ensure that every step of the shipping process is properly followed. From handling to stowage and emergency response, we always adhere to stringent safety standards.
Our commitment to safety is what creates reassurance in you. To ship your hazardous goods with care, we use specialised equipment and trained personnel. We provide regular training to our team members, ensuring they are equipped with the necessary expertise to handle hazardous materials with the utmost care and precaution.
What Is Categorised Under Dangerous Goods (DG)?
Every harmful good will fit into at least one of the nine classes established by the UN to categorise them. Correct classification of dangerous items is crucial for communicating the risks posed along the transport chain. The following are the classes of harmful goods:
Class 1 - Explosives
Class 2 - Gases
Class 3 - Flammable Liquids
Class 4 - Flammable Solids; Substances Liable to Spontaneous Combustion; Substances which, in Contact with Water, Emit Flammable Gases
Class 5 - Oxidising Substances and Organic Peroxides
Class 6 - Toxic and Infectious Substances
Class 7 - Radioactive Material
Class 8 - Corrosives
Class 9- Miscellaneous Dangerous Substances and Articles, Including Environmentally Hazardous Substances
Rules and Regulations on Hazardous Cargo Services
Each step of the shipping process is subject to stringent regulations when it comes to dangerous commodities, including handling, packaging, labelling, marking, stowage, segregation, transport, and emergency response. These exist in the form of international agreements, which, though not legally binding, are closely aligned with the UN recommendations. National regulations are another thing. Various types of transportation have different regulations governing the transit of hazardous materials.
1. Sea Freight of Dangerous Goods / Hazardous Cargo
According to the IMDG Code's own definition, it serves as "the standard guide to all elements of handling dangerous commodities and marine pollutants in sea transit." Protecting human lives, preventing maritime pollution, and facilitating the free movement of harmful products are three of its main goals. It was created by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and is updated every two years to apply to all cargo-carrying ships. It reportedly applies to 3,500 packaged dangerous commodities that are transported.
However, there are a lot more hazardous products that are carried in bulk in the form of solids, liquids, and gases. With the exception of grain, solid bulk cargo must be transported in accordance with the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code.
The International Code for the Safe Carriage of Grain in Bulk governs grain transportation. Similarly, bulk transportation of liquefied gases is governed by the International Code on the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Glasses in Bulk (IGC Code). Oil spills are a significant hazard while shipping by water. The construction and operation of oil tankers are governed by MARPOL Annex 1 to minimise the inadvertent release of oil into the ocean.
2. Air Freight of Dangerous Goods / Hazardous Cargo
The Dangerous Products Regulations (DGR) are "the only norm recognised by airlines for carrying dangerous goods by air," according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). It describes the obligations of the shipper/operator, transport and storage capacities, and prohibited commodities. It also includes provisions for reporting incidents, security, and training.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Technical Instructions are the second set of rules that aim to ensure that dangerous commodities are transported by airlines without endangering the aircraft or its passengers.
3. Land Freight of Dangerous Goods / Hazardous Cargo
The transportation of dangerous products by road is subject to national regulations in many nations, including Singapore, in contrast to the international regulations that apply to air and marine travel. With years of experience and up-to-date knowledge of government regulations, we can assure you that we are able to ship your freight categorised under dangerous goods via land with excellent care.
Benefits of Partnering with ALPS Global Logistics for Dangerous Goods Shipping
We help you ship your goods in the most convenient way. With us onboard, here are the benefits you can enjoy:
a) Packaging and Labelling: Proper packaging and labelling are essential for the safe transportation of hazardous goods. Our team ensures that your dangerous goods are appropriately packaged, labelled, and marked to meet regulatory requirements.
b) Documentation and Permits: Navigating the paperwork for hazardous cargo can be complex. Our experts handle all the necessary documentation and permits required for shipping hazardous materials, ensuring a smooth and compliant shipping process.
c) Specialised Equipment: Transporting hazardous materials requires specialised equipment to ensure the safety and integrity of the cargo. We have a fleet of vehicles and containers designed to handle hazardous goods securely.
What Hazardous Cargo Services Do We Offer?
At ALPS Global Logistics, we offer a comprehensive range of hazardous cargo transportation services tailored to meet the unique requirements of each hazardous material class. Our wide spectrum of services includes:
Dangerous Goods / Hazardous Cargo Packaging for Air and Sea freight cargo
Dangerous Goods / Hazardous Cargo Declaration for Air and sea freight cargo
Dangerous Goods / Hazardous Cargo Direct loading or Direct delivery for FCL container
Dangerous Goods / Hazardous Cargo Local Transportation (Locally)
Dangerous Goods / Hazardous Cargo FCL Trucking (Orange Plate / Normal DG Container Trucking)
Air/Sea freight Dangerous Goods / Hazardous Cargo packaging
Hazardous Cargo Material Disposal
Dangerous Goods / Hazardous Cargo Storage
Dangerous Goods / Hazardous Cargo Transshipment/Cross trade
FAQ Related to Dangerous Goods Shipping
1. What types of hazardous materials can be transported?
We can transport a wide range of hazardous materials, including flammable liquids, toxic substances, corrosive materials, and more. Our experts will guide you on the proper handling and transportation of your specific cargo.
2. What are the packaging and labelling requirements for hazardous cargo?
Proper packaging and labelling are crucial for hazardous cargo. Our team ensures that your goods are packaged securely and labelled according to the applicable regulations.
3. What safety measures are in place to ensure the secure transport of hazardous materials?
We have stringent safety measures in place, including the use of specialised equipment and trained personnel, to ensure the secure transport of hazardous materials.
4. How does the company handle emergencies or spills during transportation?
In the event of an emergency or spill, our team is trained to handle the situation promptly and effectively, minimising risks and ensuring the safety of all involved.
5. Are there any restrictions on hazardous cargo transportation?
Hazardous cargo transportation is subjected to various restrictions and regulations. Our experts will guide you on the specific restrictions related to your cargo.
6. What are the insurance considerations for shipping hazardous cargo?
Shipping hazardous cargo may require specific insurance coverage. Our team will advise you on the appropriate insurance considerations for your cargo.
Ship Your Hazardous Goods with ALPS Global Logistics
At ALPS Global Logistics, all of our DG Packaging activities are performed in accordance with global safety standards such as IATA/ICAO/IMDG/IMO regulations for the safe handling and transport of Dangerous Goods. We are always kept up-to-date with the latest regulatory environment to ensure the safe and timely transportation of Dangerous cargo.
Winning the trust of many clients over our years of operation, we have been leading the industry in Singapore with sheer dedication. Our goal is to ship your freight to the destination safely and responsibly. Trust your freight with ALPS Global Logistics and get a quotation today!