It is at all times the sender who has the full responsibility for providing the correct information about, as well as the labeling of the dangerous goods

The consignor of dangerous goods shall only deliver to transport consignments which comply with the requirements of ADRDangerous Goods by Road (ADR)
Goods that can do harm to people or the environment
/RID. According to 1.4.1, the sender must in particular

  • ensure correct classification according to ADR/RID

  • give the carrier correct information and data in traceable form, as well as the transport documents required with accompanying documents (permits, approvals, messages, certificates, etc.)

  • only use packaging and tanks approved and suitable for transport of the substances, and labeled as determined in ADR/RID

  • fulfill the requirements regarding shipping and transport restrictions

  • make sure even empty tanks that are not cleaned and gas free, as well as empty etc. is properly labeled and has labels, as well as that empty, uncleaned tanks are closed and as tight as if they had been full


All transport documents applicable to the dangerous goods shall be kept by both the sender and the carrier for at least 3 months.


Dangerous substances, explosives and transport of dangerous goods

The IMDG code that regulates the safety by sea
Here you will find an introduction to the IMDG code, for the transport of dangerous goods by sea

IATAInternational Air Transport Association
International Air Transport Association
regulates Air Freight of dangerous goods
Here you will find more information about IATA


Jon Marsteintrædet

Jon Marsteintrædet

HSEQ Advisor