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The Leschaco Dangerous Goods Logistics Blog

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 “Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road(ADR)” defines gases, explosives, ammunition and fireworks, flammable, toxic, infectious, radioactive, corrosive, 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

Gefahrgutlogistik Mexico

Every grain of sand counts: Leschaco as official consultant for dangerous goods

Every grain of sand counts: Leschaco as official consultant for dangerous goods. Have you ever been confronted with the fact that the regulations of the country of origin, international transportation, and regulations in the country of destination are completely opposed to each other in an international movement of dangerous goods? How have you dealt with this issue? Have you tried to adapt your shipment at intermediate points located anywhere in the world to comply with the regulations of the country of origin, international transportation and then with the country of destination? If so, have you considered that this misalignment between dangerous goods regulations and efforts to thoroughly adapt shipments, exponentially increases the risk of facing a potentially dangerous goods emergency with exposures to life, environment and/or property, in addition to the associated time and costs? On the other hand, the principles underlying the regulation on the transport of dangerous goods from the UN Model Regulations for the transport of Dangerous Goods state the following: Transport of dangerous goods is regulated to prevent, as far as possible, accidents to persons or property and damage to the environment, the means of transport employed or to other goods. At the same time, regulations

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EPCA57 WIEN 2023

Leschaco at the 57th EPCA Annual Meeting in Vienna

Leschaco at the 57th EPCA Annual Meeting in Vienna The 57th Annual Meeting of the European Petrochemical Association – “EPCA” for short – will be held in Vienna from September 25 to 28, 2023. Of course, Leschaco is also present as a member of the association. Here we focus on ensuring efficient safety standards within the dangerous goods industry. This year, the convention is all about “Collaboration for Impact” – and by that, it means companies, industry associations and representatives working together for greater impact or, more readily, influence on energy security, affordability and sustainability. The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) as a leading organization and its members are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and best practices in the petrochemical and related industries. How does EPCA 57 position itself? Safety in the hazardous materials industry is critical because our industrial sector works with hazardous materials. And we are all aware that these materials can have an impact on people and the environment. EPCA 57 aims to showcase best practices, latest innovations and state-of-the-art technologies to enhance safety in our industry and minimize accidents. The conference will provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge and experience between professionals, academics, regulators

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Leschaco in Moerdijk

Warehouse Netherlands

Consideration of the volatile conditions in the dangerous goods logistics market and the significance of the new Leschaco warehouse in the Netherlands. This blog post takes a look at current market dynamics, the economic outlook, and the importance of consistent compliance. We also address our strategic decision to build a new hazardous materials warehouse in Moerdijk in the Netherlands. We focus on its importance in the current market environment. Current market and economic outlook The global chemical market is confronted with complex framework conditions. These include recent geopolitical events such as the Ukraine war and the corresponding negative developments on the gas market. For example, Russia’s attack has led to disruptions in supply chains and price volatility in the gas market. According to the Reuters news agency, the German chemical association VCI expects a further decline in the national chemical industry in 2023. The reasons for this are persistently high inflation, a weak global economy, the European energy crisis and regulatory problems in Germany. Accordingly, industrial production including pharmaceuticals will decline by 5 percent in 2023, while industry sales are expected to fall by as much as 7 percent, the VCI said in its quarterly report. These forecasts make it

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Chemie NACD ChemEdge

NACD ChemEdge 2023

Advance notice: Leschaco at NACD ChemEdge 2023 Why it is a matter of course for us to present ourselves at this year’s ChemEdge 2023 conference cannot be explained in a single sentence. So I want to use this blog post to illustrate both details about the symposium itself and our reasons for attending. This year’s ChemEdge 2023 will be held Aug. 16-18 in The Woodlands, a community in the Houston, Texas, region. The event is a conference and trade show hosted by the National Association of Chemical Distributors. The symposium provides the space for professional and legal training and, of course, the all-important networking between chemical companies and distributors and their suppliers. The focus is on the core topics of environment and health, safety, supply chains as well as logistics, warehousing, procurement/purchasing and also regulatory compliance and inventory management. Right up our alley – challenges and regulations in everyday business life This is exactly the range of topics that we encounter again and again in our day-to-day work and that we are confronted with in every business activity, no matter how small. So that’s already the main reason why we will of course be there. Our booth will therefore focus

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Das Leschaco Team auf der transport logistic 2023

That was transport logistic 2023

That was transport logistic 2023 More than 75,000 visitors from over 120 countries met at the Munich exhibition center between May 9 and 12 for transport logistic, the world’s leading trade fair for logistics, mobility, IT and supply chain management. After 26 years, Leschaco was also back with its own stand for the first time. And after four great days at the fair, I can say: it was worth it! This trade show, which is so important for the industry, has now been in existence since 1978. Experts from the fields of sea and air freight, tank containers, contract logistics as well as intermodal transports and supply chain solutions met at our booth B4.119/218. Leschaco’s global logistics services and everyone’s passion for chemicals and dangerous goods made Leschaco the point of contact and advice for a large number of visitors to the stand. Modern times and good forecasts for dangerous goods logistics “Nothing works without logistics” – that’s what you read in the trade show’s final report, and Messe München’s two managing directors, Stefan Rummel and Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer, are absolutely right. Logistics is more than simply transporting goods across the world’s oceans, road networks and airways. Logistics combines cleverly

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This is where the editorial team of the Leschaco dangerous goods logistics blog blogs about the latest news and background information on 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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