Transport of Dangerous Goods

International Regulations

Basically , the provisions of all International Regulations with regard to carriage of dangerous goods as well as the recommendations of the United Nations Committee are more or less the same . There are different regulations for carriage of such goods by Road , Rail , Sea and Air .

Regulations under which the transportation of dangerous goods is governed are :-

Accord Dangereux Routier

In short known as ADR is applicable in the case of carriage of dangerous goods by Road .

Regdement International Dangerrux :-

In short known as RID is applicable for carriage of dangerous goods by Rail .

International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code :-

In short known as IMDG Code is applicable for carriage of Goods by Sea .

The International Maritime Organization ( IMO ) has framed the International Maritime Dangerous Goods ( IMDG ) Code to assist compliance with the general requirements of the International Convention for safety for life at sea ( SOLAS ) regarding the dangerous goods by sea .

IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations :-

In short known as DGR are applicable for carriage of dangerous goods by Air . These have been framed by International Air Transport Association .

Based on these regulations and recommendations , the individual Rail , Road , Port and Government authorities have framed their own regulations governing the transport of dangerous goods .   

Even though the various DG regulations stated earlier , have assigned the responsibility to the shipper/cosigner of making proper , correct and necessary deceleration in  respect of the shipments of dangerous goods , but the Freight Forwarder and employees of the carriers i.e. Road Transport , Railways , Shipping an Airlines are not relieved from this responsibility .