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Dangerous goods logistics is a matter of trust. Because dangerous goods logistics not only requires extensive knowledge and experience, but also a sense of responsibility for people and nature.

Advances in natural science, and chemistry in particular, have significantly raised our standard of living in recent decades. At the same time, the number of registered industrial chemicals has more than tripled in the last 20 years. Today, about 350,000 different substances are produced artificially. Scientists assume that there are around 6,000 substances among these that must be classified as dangerous goods.

With globalization, the growing international division of labor, the requirements for safe dangerous goods logistics are also increasing. With the dangerous goods logistics blog, Leschaco wants to offer a platform for the transfer of knowledge around this important topic for people and nature.

What is actually dangerous goods logistics? A definition.

By dangerous goods logistics, we mean all processes relating to the storage, packaging and transport of dangerous goods. For example, the “European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road(ADR)” defines gases, explosives, ammunition and fireworks, flammable, toxic, infectious, radioactive, corrosive, and water and environmentally hazardous substances as dangerous goods.
To ensure safety throughout these processes, special technologies and equipment are required, such as fire protection systems, extinguishing devices, fireproof partitions, and chemical-resistant and particularly shockproof containers. But it is also about complex knowledge about the combination of dangerous substances, i.e. the knowledge of which dangerous substances must not come into contact with which substances under any circumstances: What is allowed to be stored and transported together with what at all? How must containers that have come into contact with specific dangerous goods be cleaned?
Dangerous goods logistics requires extensive specialized knowledge and careful and sustainable documentation of all processes so that risks can be minimized and, in the event of an accident, damage can be limited as far as possible. An essential part of this documentation is the conscientious marking of the dangerous goods before transport, i.e. the correct labeling and assignment to the appropriate dangerous goods class. Correct labeling is essential for safe loading, correct transport and a situation-appropriate procedure in the event of damage.

The latest posts on the dangerous goods logistics blog


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Circular Economy in der Chemieindustrie

Circular Economy in the Chemical Industry – Challenges on the Way to Sustainability

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Participants at LogiChem 2023 – there’s more to it than just the chemistry

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Forwarding a passion. Leschaco in Tank Container Magazine

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Lithium Ionen Batterie

Lithium-ion batteries are dangerous goods and require special precautions for safety during sea transport

Lithium-ion batteries are dangerous goods and require special precautions for safety during sea transport Lithium-ion batteries are a fire hazard. The various accident reports from recent years show this with dramatic clarity. The catastrophe of the transport ship “Felicity Age”, which sank in the North Atlantic in the spring of 2022 after a major fire off the Azores, caused an international sensation. On board were 4,000 automobiles. Some experts believe problems with lithium-ion batteries in the cargo are the cause of the fire. Lithium-ion batteries that catch fire can reach temperatures of more than 2,700 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, some serious

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Here the editors of the Leschaco dangerous goods logistics blog blog about current and background information from the dangerous goods logistics. The contributions do not reflect the opinion of Leschaco in every case, but always the position of the respective authors. Members of the editorial team come from trade media, agencies, friendly companies or directly from Leschaco. You can reach us by email . We are looking forward to your suggestions and questions.

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