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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.

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Cosmopolitan city with heart – Leschaco at Munich transport logistic 2023

Cosmopolitan city with heart – Leschaco at Munich transport logistic 2023 After an absence of 26 years, Leschaco will be back as an exhibitor at the transport logistic trade fair for the first time this year between May 9 and 12. And when convinced Hanseatics travel to the Bavarian capital, they naturally bring a big heart with them. You will see this heart from afar: it pulsates as a clear signal above our booth 119/218 in hall B4 and testifies to our enthusiasm for our customers, for our partners, for our employees, for logistics, for chemistry, for the trade fair – and of course for Munich. The whole Leschaco team is already looking forward to stimulating and exciting discussions with customers and partners from all over the world. Because transport logistic is THE global meeting place for logistics, mobility, IT and supply chain management. This year, 2,374 exhibitors from 63 countries and regions will fill the 125,000 m² of exhibition space. These are ten halls on modern premises in the east of Munich. More than 60,000 visitors from 125 countries are expected. International delegations have also announced their presence at Leschaco. Thus, in addition to the Executive Board around Constantin

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Ten tips for the safe shipping of containers in maritime logistics

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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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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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