Shipping consignment is always a challenge, but when it is classified as dangerous or hazardous, it adds another layer of complexity. Transporting dangerous loads requires not only the utmost care and caution but also meticulous planning to remain compliant and safe for a free passage to the destination port.
What are dangerous goods (DG)?
Dangerous goods include any material or item that poses an unreasonable long-term or short-term risk, i.e., it can harm a person, property, or the environment during transport and therefore, requires proper identification, packaging, or protocol during handling and shipping. A product is considered a dangerous good depending on various factors:
Concentration of the substance
Shipped by air or sea
At 20Cube Logistics, we manage dangerous goods transportation efficiently.
Identification and classification
Attention to detail is essential when transporting dangerous goods. Our experienced team of experts at 20Cube Logistics Australia identifies and manages all nine classes of dangerous goods, including perfumes, chemicals, paint, batteries, explosives, gasses, and flammable liquids, as well as radioactive and corrosive materials.
The declaration of dangerous goods has to be done at the time of booking and we take the responsibility of classification, compliance, declaration, packing, marking, labeling, and documentation for a smooth passage.
Simplify the complex process.
The dedicated team at 20Cube follows the protocol to simplify the complex process. We ensure that the customer is taken through every step of the shipment to understand the process and find a simple solution to manage the shipment. By providing customized solutions, we ensure that the shipment is safe and delivered on time across the world.
‘Full-Circle’ Treatment: Managing the in and out
Being a responsible freight forwarder, we not only ensure that dangerous goods are shipped safely, but also make sure to move & manage the empty chemical containers competently.
As we manage both the import as well as export of dangerous goods in Australia, we use the Full-circle treatment service that allows us to import full containers and export empty containers, and vice versa. This benefits the customer to efficiently manage the containers and reduce the costs associated with container waiting time.
Connecting with the respective authorities for each kind of dangerous goods
Each class of dangerous goods requires specific approvals and clearances. Our dangerous goods expert team keeps close contact with the authorities to get updates on specifics and make arrangements accordingly for a safe departure or arrival. Our expansive network includes the relevant authorities (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) with the ability to carry out inspections for renewals. Our team of experts easily adapts to changing rules and regulations of Australia and ensures that shipments move efficiently and on time.
Marking and signage requirements
Marking & signage are important steps as they reflect accurate information and comply with the regulations. Signage communicates the hazards associated with the package, and marking ensures that the shipment is handled carefully to prevent spills, exposure, and accidents.
At 20Cube Logistics, the staff takes extra care to mark different signs that present the specific risk associated with the dangerous class to ensure that goods are shipped safely and also avoid penalties.
Our collaborative proprietary application
20Cube Logistics’ proprietary automated application allows the stakeholder to mention the category of consignment during booking. This helps the experts and staff to plan accordingly and provide the necessary protocols for transportation in case of dangerous goods.
The application also allows complete visibility and tracking of containers, giving you the comfort of knowing the status of the consignment.
Advisory and consultation services
With over 80 years of combined experience in the logistics industry, our team offers a gamut of dangerous goods processes and procedures. A few of them are mentioned below.
Identifying UN numbers and interpreting safety data sheets
Interpreting IATA and transport codes and regulations for dangerous goods
Advising on the compilation of MMDG documents and packaging
Assessing goods compatibility from different classes for container consolidation
Packing procedure for multiple hazardous goods
Stay safe with 20Cube
Transporting dangerous consignment is a huge responsibility involving loads of risks. Working with an experienced logistics company like 20Cube Logistics, which has the expertise in successfully delivering dangerous cargo in Australia and across the globe, you experience hassle-free delivery.