Logistical Changes to Come When Shipping Dangerous Goods

As a business within the logistics industry, it is important to stay up to date on the latest laws and regulations regarding the shipping of dangerous goods. This year, there are several logistical changes that you should be aware of to ensure compliance and avoid any potential issues.


New Regulations

One of the main changes to be aware of is the updated regulations from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). These organizations have revised their Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) to align with the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UN Model Regulations). The revised DGR includes new definitions, classification criteria, and requirements for handling, packing, and documenting dangerous goods.

Labeling of Chemicals

Another change is the implementation of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) by the United Nations. This system aims to standardize the classification of chemicals globally to improve the safety of workers and the environment. The GHS will affect how dangerous goods are labeled, as well as the corresponding safety data sheets (SDS).

Law Changes Across the Globe

In addition to these changes, there are also new laws and regulations at the national and regional levels that may impact the shipping of dangerous goods. For example, the European Union has recently revised its regulations on the transport of hazardous goods by road (ADR) and by rail (RID).


Overall, there are several logistical changes to be aware of when it comes to shipping dangerous goods. Businesses within the logistics industry must familiarize themselves with these changes and ensure compliance to avoid potential issues. You can rest assured that All Points Container Line is always aware of current or future regulation changes, and we carefully follow any related laws. You can trust us with all your shipping needs!