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Legislation
 
FOR STORAGE:
National restrictions and technical standards (e.g. so called “Gefahrstoffverordnung” for Germany)
  • Storing liquid HAZMAT over drip pans
  • Prohibited to combine different classes of HAZMAT in storage
  • Specific HAZMAT have further constraints (e.g. fire zones)
 
FOR SHIPPING:
Legal restrictions for all transport modes:
  • ROAD based on ADR
  • AIR based on IATA Regulations
  • SEA based on IMDG
 
Different intl. standards based on mode of transport:
  • Declaration of mode of transport, shipping documentation and product class
  • Specific equipment mandatory (e.g. extinguishers)
  • Quantity limitation by mode of transport
 
THE CONTROLS ARE GETTING MORE AND MORE STRICT!
 

 

 

Legal consequences 

 

  • Risk to life!! 
  • Closure of logistics facilities
  • Complete exclusion from using a distinct transport mode
  • Reputational damage
  • Significant company and private fines
  • Imprisonment for managers