Booking transports of dangerous goods with a freight forwarder
The logistics of dangerous goods transports are often very complex and present challenges for many customers. We and our transport partners are happy to support you with our expertise in transporting dangerous goods.
Thanks to our close cooperation with the CargoLine, we can offer you access to a wide range of experts in the transport of dangerous goods. Our drivers went through a dangerous goods training and have attended training courses on the transport of dangerous goods.
Dangerous goods declaration, UN number and dangerous goods classes
For the transport of dangerous goods, we require the UN number and the net quantity of the substance in liters or kilograms.
Attention, there is an exception!
For batteries, the gross weight must be indicated instead of the net weight.
In addition, the packaging must be visibly marked as dangerous goods and classified in the appropriate dangerous goods class. This is the only way to ensure proper handling during the transport of dangerous goods and proper storage of the dangerous goods in the truck.
Labeling for the transport of dangerous goods
The labeling of the packaging material in the case of transport of dangerous goods with a freight forwarder is carried out with a danger label and a UN number. The UN number is a substance number that allows unique identification of the dangerous goods. The danger label must be attached to the goods and differs depending on the class of dangerous goods. We can provide you with the danger label upon request.
Which dangerous goods can be shipped with Cargoboard?
With Cargoboard you can ship a whole range of different dangerous goods.
|Dangerous goods classes||Content||Excluded|
|Class 1||Explosive substances and articles||Excluded from transport|
|Class 2||Gases||UN 1057|
|Class 3||Combustible liquid substances||Classification code: D|
|Class 4.1||Combustible solid substances||UN 3221/ 3222|
|Class 4.2||Substances liable to spontaneous combustion||UN 4127/ 3255|
|Class 4.3||Substances that form flammable gases with water||UN 3133|
|Class 5.1||Flammable, oxidizing substances||UN 3100/ 3121/ 3111 to 3120|
|Class 5.2||Organic peroxides||UN 3101/ 3102/ 3111 to 2120|
|Class 6.1||Toxic substances||toxic substances of packing group I|
|Class 6.2||Infectious substances||Excluded from transport|
|Class 7||Radioactive substances and objects||Excluded from transport|
|Class 8||Corrosive substances||UN 1798/ UN 1790|
|Class 9||Various dangerous substances and objects||UN 3268|
The logistics of transporting dangerous goods is very complicated and subject to strict regulations. For this reason, we cannot transport dangerous goods that are transported in tanks or in bulk. Waste is also generally excluded from transports with Cargoboard. We have explained our transport regulations in detail in our GTCs.
How much does it cost to ship dangerous goods with Cargoboard?
You can easily calculate the costs for your dangerous goods transport via our platform Cargoboard. Simply enter the collection and delivery location as well as the dimensions and weight of the goods to be transported and let us calculate the transport price without obligation.
What is a dangerous good and what should be considered?
The United Nations (UN) has defined hazard characteristics to define dangerous goods in the “UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods”. Accordingly, dangerous goods are goods that are loaded for transport and may become a hazard to humans, animals or the environment during transport .
In principle, however, dangerous goods include substances that are explosive, gaseous, flammable, combustible, toxic, radioactive or corrosive . This applies, for example, to commodities, chemicals or products from the food industry. Special care and safety are required when transporting dangerous goods. It is also connected to many additional requirements to prevent accidents of any kind.
Dangerous goods are also subject to mandatory labeling . Appropriate notices must be affixed to the vehicle and the packaging. The vehicles used require the prescribed hazardous materials equipment and drivers need a hazardous materials certificate.
The transport of dangerous goods is regulated by a Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) in addition to a Dangerous Goods Transport Act (GGBG) and a Dangerous Goods Transport Ordinance (GGBV).