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Freight forwarding solutions for the transport of hazardous goods

The transport of hazardous goods is part of the wide variety of freight forwarding services offered by the European network for transportation.  The member companies of the network own specialized vehicles and have drivers who are trained to handle and transport such goods and cargo.  You can request the transport of such hazardous goods by the European network for logistics services.

 

We provide hazardous cargo freight forwarding services in accordance to the European ADR agreement

Our drivers are certified for transporting hazardous goods in compliance to the ADR agreement for road transport of hazardous goods and cargo.

 

Precautions and care for the hazardous cargo according to its type and characteristics

The member companies of the European logistics network take all necessary precautions in regard to the hazardous cargo, depending on the specific requirements for its storage and forwarding. During the transport, the personnel accompanying the vehicle are responsible for the care and for all safety precautions in accordance to the type of cargo being forwarded.

 

You can request more information by contacting one of the member companies of IFA

Before you order a forwarding service for your hazardous cargo, you should contact our freight forwarders for more information in regard to the specifics of the transport of your hazardous cargo. We will inform you about the specific relevant provisions and requirements for the transport of your specific hazardous goods or cargo. Certain types of hazardous goods have specific exceptions, and we will be happy to notify you about them.

 

 

 

During the transport you will receive information about the status of your cargo, upon request

Our information processing system used by the member companies of the freight forwarding association allows us to provide you with real-time information about the status of your dangerous cargo. Just make an inquiry and we will promptly provide you with the relevant information.

 

Using the most suitable routes on the European road network

The Network of freight forwarders always uses the most suitable roads and routes of the European road network, which provide the bet conditions for the transport of hazardous goods.

 

Containers carrying hazardous goods used by freight forwarders Europe

The member companies of the freight forwarders network use the following types of containers for the transport of dangerous goods:

  • Tank containers – these are most widely used containers suitable for the transport of liquid and gas dangerous cargo
  • Bottles – for the transport of dangerous gas under pressure
  • Containers – we use these for the forwarding of bulk or palletized dangerous goods
  • Small containers – mainly used for forwarding medical or radioactive cargo.

 

Marking the vehicles used for the transport of dangerous cargo

Every vehicle used for forwarding dangerous cargo used by the member companies of the freight forwarding association is clearly marked with information regarding the specific cargo being carried. The marking we provide is resistant to all weather conditions and will endure even fire for about 15 minutes.

 

The information which you should provide in your inquiry

When you are sending us an inquiry for small shipments or complete loads of hazardous goods and cargo to one of our European logistics companies, please include the following relevant information:

  • The type of dangerous cargo you need to be forwarded
  • Its intended use
  • The class of the cargo
  • The quantity – volume or pieces
  • The packing it is in, or whether you want the European logistics association to take care of the packing for you