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Contents

INTRODUCTION 1

CLASS 1 – EXPLOSIVES 3

CLASS 2 – GASES 5

CLASS 3 – FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS 7

CLASS 4 – FLAMMABLE SOLIDS 10

CLASS 5 – OXIDIZING SUBSTANCES 12

CLASS 6 – TOXIC SUBSTANCES; INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCES 14

CLASS 7 – RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL 17

CLASS 8 – CORROSIVES 19

CLASS 9 – MISCELLANEOUS DANGEROUS GOODS 21

CONTACT 23

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Classification and documentation. Specimen protection. . . Simple regulations for exactly what you need. . and it isn’t without risk. . point of contact to guide you through the whole process. 4. 2. We understand how you need your shipment moved and we can provide: 1. Our customer’s requirements are unique and so is our service . Compliant procedures for import and export.enjoy! If you would like a quote on shipping your dangerous goods let us know on Enquiries@dgiglobal. Free. If you ship with us. Cryogenic shipping and cool chain logistics. it has been our job to rapidly and flawlessly transport dangerous goods.INTRODUCTION Who are Dangerous Goods International? DGI is a global transport company that specialises in Dangerous Goods and premium freight. International and domestic transportation to 180 countries. which is why we have a remarkable international reputation for reliability. 5. specialisation and passion. 7. Sector specific and specialist packaging. What are the key ingredients? Expertise. 3. This guide has what you need to get started .s​ afety comes first! For 22 years. Where should you start? DG logistics is a difficult task for those who don’t do it every day. 8. . over the phone advice and quotations. . 6. .com 1 . you will have one. . The information here is to help you start to transport your dangerous goods – we are here to help if you need at any stage of the process. and who manages the shipment from door to door.

Oxidizing Substances 6. packing. click on a class to read more details. Corrosives 9. If you would like a quote on shipping your dangerous goods let us know on Enquiries@dgiglobal. infrastructure and/ or their means of transport. labelling. as a logistics company specialising in dangerous goods. ICAO’s Technical Instructions. Explosives 2. operating at both the national and international levels. Flammable Solids 5. present a potential hazard to human health and safety. Classification of dangerous goods is broken down into nine classes according to the type of danger materials or items present. freight forwarding and training. Collectively. packaged. DGI is proficient in all nine classes of dangerous goods and provides a range of services including packaging. However DGI. Toxic & Infectious Substances 7. Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods The multitude of dangerous goods regimes across the world and the complexity of dangerous goods classifications and regulations render compliance a particularly difficult task. IATA’s Dangerous Goods Regulations and the IMO’s International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code. Radioactive Material 8. Gases 3. Prominent regulatory frameworks for the transportation of dangerous goods include the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. these regulatory regimes mandate the means by which dangerous goods are to be handled. The transportation of dangerous goods is controlled and governed by a variety of different regulatory regimes.‘Dangerous goods’ are materials or items with hazardous properties which. 1. is well placed to deliver tailored solutions to all customer’s dangerous goods needs. Regulatory frameworks incorporate comprehensive classification systems of hazards to provide a taxonomy of dangerous goods. if not properly controlled.com 2 . Flammable Liquids 4. labelled and transported.

2: Substances and articles which have a projection hazard but not a mass explosion hazard Division 1.5: Very insensitive substances which have a mass explosion hazard Division 1.6: Extremely insensitive articles which do not have a mass explosion hazard Reason for Regulation Explosives are capable by chemical reaction of producing gases at temperatures. Sub-Divisions Division 1.CLASS 1 – EXPLOSIVES Explosives are materials or items which have the ability to rapidly conflagrate or detonate as a consequence of chemical reaction.3: Substances and articles which have a fire hazard and either a minor blast hazard or a minor projection hazard or both Division 1.1: Substances and articles which have a mass explosion hazard Division 1. only a small hazard in the event of ignition or initiation during transport with any effects largely confined to the package Division 1. light. pressures and speeds as to cause catastrophic damage through force and/or of producing otherwise hazardous amounts of heat.4: Substances and articles which present no significant hazard. If you would like a quote on shipping your dangerous goods let us know on Enquiries@dgiglobal. gas or smoke. sound.com 3 .

DGI have the ability to service all customer requests pertaining to the logistics of explosives. Air bag inflators 10. compliance. Primers 7. If you would like a quote on shipping your dangerous goods let us know on Enquiries@dgiglobal.com 4 . TNT / TNT compositions 13.Commonly Transported Explosives 1. Rockets 12. packaging. Ammunition/cartridges 2. Explosive charges (blasting. Flares 4. freight forwarding and training. Fuse 6. Class 1 Dangerous Goods. Blasting caps / detonators 5. PETN / PETN compositions DGI DGI are proficient in handling explosives. packing. Detonating cord 9. RDX / RDX compositions 14. Igniters 11. Fireworks/pyrotechnics 3. demolition etc) 8.

2: Non-flammable. liquefied gases.3: Toxic gases Reason for Regulation Gases are capable of posing serious hazards due to their flammability. potential as asphyxiants. The class encompasses compressed gases. If you would like a quote on shipping your dangerous goods let us know on Enquiries@dgiglobal. ability to oxidize and/or their toxicity or corrosiveness to humans. mixtures of one or more gases with one or more vapours of substances of other classes. refrigerated liquefied gases.CLASS 2 – GASES Gases are defined by dangerous goods regulations as substances which have a vapour pressure of 300 kPa or greater at 50°c or which are completely gaseous at 20°c at standard atmospheric pressure. articles charged with a gas and aerosols. non-toxic gases Division 2.1: Flammable gases Division 2.com 5 . dissolved gases. and items containing these substances. Sub-Divisions Division 2.

Butane 20. Methane 23. packing.com 6 . Carbon dioxide 12. Insecticide gases 8. Oxygen / oxygen compounds 15. Oil gas 18. Hydrogen / hydrogen compounds 14. Fire extinguishers 5. compliance. packaging. Propane 21. Ethylene DGI DGI are proficient in handling gases. Refrigerant gases 9. Class 2 Dangerous Goods. Acetylene / Oxyacetylene 11. Helium / helium compounds 13. Propene / propylene 25. Aerosols 2. Gas cartridges 6. Petroleum gases 19. Lighters 10. DGI have the ability to service all customer requests pertaining to the logistics of gases. Ethane 22. Hydrocarbon gas-powered devices 4. Dimethyl ether 24. Fertilizer ammoniating solution 7. Natural gas 17.Commonly Transported Gases 1. If you would like a quote on shipping your dangerous goods let us know on Enquiries@dgiglobal. Compressed air 3. Nitrogen / nitrogen compounds 16. freight forwarding and training.

CLASS 3 – FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS Flammable liquids are defined by dangerous goods regulations as liquids.com 7 . If you would like a quote on shipping your dangerous goods let us know on Enquiries@dgiglobal. Sub-Divisions There are no subdivisions within Class 3. liquids offered for transport at temperatures at or above their flash point or substances transported at elevated temperatures in a liquid state and which give off a flammable vapour at a temperature at or below the maximum transport temperature. Flammable Liquids. Reason for Regulation Flammable liquids are capable of posing serious hazards due to their volatility. mixtures of liquids or liquids containing solids in solution or suspension which give off a flammable vapour (have a flash point) at temperatures of not more than 60-65°C. combustibility and potential in causing or propagating severe conflagrations.

Gas oil 14. Perfumery products 6. Kerosene 17. Diethyl ether 31. Paints / lacquers / varnishes 4. Carbamate insecticides 21.com 8 . Alcohols 5. Adhesives 3. Ethers 26. Ethanol 27. Resins 18. Butanols 29.Commonly Transported Flammable Liquids 1. Organophosphorus pesticides 23. Petroleum crude oil 12. Heating oil 16. Copper based pesticides 24. Isobutanols 32. Methanol 34. Liquid bio-fuels 10. Acetone / acetone oils 2. Dichloropropenes 30. Petroleum distillates 13. Diesel fuel 8. Aviation fuel 9. Turpentine 20. Isopropyls 33. Tars 19. Esters 25. Gasoline / Petrol 7. Benzene 28. Shale oil 15. Octanes If you would like a quote on shipping your dangerous goods let us know on Enquiries@dgiglobal. Organochlorine pesticides 22. Coal tar / coal tar distillates 11.

freight forwarding and training. Class 3 Dangerous Goods. packaging. compliance. packing. If you would like a quote on shipping your dangerous goods let us know on Enquiries@dgiglobal. DGI have the ability to service all customer requests pertaining to the logistics of flammable liquids.DGI DGI are proficient in handling flammable liquids.com 9 .

3: Substances which. under conditions encountered in transport.1: Flammable solids Division 4. self-reactive substances which are liable to undergo a strongly exothermic reaction or solid desensitized explosives. and are consequently liable to catch fire and substances which emit flammable gases or become spontaneously flammable when in contact with water. are readily combustible or may cause or contribute to fire through friction. Sub-Divisions Division 4.com 10 . combustibility and potential in causing or propagating severe conflagrations. or to heating up in contact with air. in contact with water.CLASS 4 – FLAMMABLE SOLIDS Flammable solids are materials which. emit flammable gases Reason for Regulation Flammable solids are capable of posing serious hazards due to their volatility.2: Substances liable to spontaneous combustion Division 4. Also included are substances which are liable to spontaneous heating under normal transport conditions. If you would like a quote on shipping your dangerous goods let us know on Enquiries@dgiglobal.

DGI have the ability to service all customer requests pertaining to the logistics of flammable solids. Class 4 Dangerous Goods. Ferrocerium 21.Commonly Transported Flammable Solids. Firelighters 7. Sodium batteries 5. Desensitized explosives 18. Seed cake 16. Copra 15. Metal powders 3. If you would like a quote on shipping your dangerous goods let us know on Enquiries@dgiglobal. Camphor 10. Calcium carbide 9. Sodium cells 6.com 11 . Oily fibres 20. freight forwarding and training. Iron sponge/direct-reduced iron (spent) 23. compliance. ‘Dangerous When Wet’ Materials 1. Nitrocellulose 26. Oily cotton waste 17. Oily fabrics 19. Aluminium phosphide 4. Naphthalene 25. Carbon 11. Iron oxide (spent 22. Metaldehyde 24. Activated carbon 12. Alkali metals 2. Spontaneous Combustibles. Celluloid 13. Cerium 14. Sulphur DGI DGI are proficient in handling flammable solids. Matches 8. packaging. packing. Phosphorus 27.

1: Organic peroxides Reason for Regulation Oxidizers. If you would like a quote on shipping your dangerous goods let us know on Enquiries@dgiglobal. generally by yielding oxygen as a result of a redox chemical reaction. Additionally. burn rapidly. be sensitive to impact or friction.1: Oxidizing substances Division 5. organic peroxides may be liable to explosive decomposition. Organic peroxides are substances which may be considered derivatives of hydrogen peroxide where one or both hydrogen atoms of the chemical structure have been replaced by organic radicals. although not necessarily combustible in themselves. Sub-Divisions Division 5.com 12 . Organic peroxides are thermally unstable and may exude heat whilst undergoing exothermic autocatalytic decomposition. react dangerously with other substances or cause damage to eyes. can yield oxygen and in so doing cause or contribute to the combustion of other materials.CLASS 5 – OXIDIZING SUBSTANCES Oxidizers are defined by dangerous goods regulations as substances which may cause or contribute to combustion.

Class 5 Dangerous Goods. Chlorates 4. Magnesium peroxide 18. Calcium nitrate 15. Calcium peroxide 16. Potassium permanganate 25. freight forwarding and training. Chemical oxygen generators 2. packing. Sodium nitrate 26. Lead nitrate 19. Permanganates 8. If you would like a quote on shipping your dangerous goods let us know on Enquiries@dgiglobal. Hydrogen peroxide 17. Organic Peroxides 1. Perchlorates 7. DGI have the ability to service all customer requests pertaining to the logistics of oxidising agents and organic peroxides. Sodium persulphate DGI DGI are proficient in handling oxidising agents and organic peroxides. Calcium hypochlorite 14. Ammonium persulphate 13. Persulphates 9.Commonly Transported Oxidizers. Ammonium nitrate fertilizers 3.com 13 . packaging. Nitrates 5. Lithium hypochlorite 20. Ammonium nitrate 12. Ammonium dichromate 11. Potassium perchlorate 24. Aluminium nitrate 10. Potassium chlorate 23. Potassium nitrate 22. Nitrites 6. Potassium chlorate 21. compliance.

viruses. Infectious substances are those which are known or can be reasonably expected to contain pathogens. such as bacteria. parasites and fungi. inhaled or by skin contact. Sub-Divisions Division 6. INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCES Toxic substances are those which are liable either to cause death or serious injury or to harm human health if swallowed. If you would like a quote on shipping your dangerous goods let us know on Enquiries@dgiglobal.1: Toxic substances Division 6.2: Infectious substances Reason for Regulation Toxic and infectious substances can pose significant risks to human and animal health upon contact.CLASS 6 – TOXIC SUBSTANCES. rickettsiae. Dangerous goods regulations define pathogens as microorganisms. or other agents which can cause disease in humans or animals.com 14 .

Mercury compounds 22.com 15 . Infectious Substances 1. Ammonium metavanadate 26. Arsenites 14. Clinical waste 3. Dyes 8. Barium compounds 18. Lead compounds 21. Cyanides 15. Motor fuel anti-knock mixture 7. Carbamate pesticides 9. Nicotine / nicotine compounds 23. Medical cultures / samples / specimens 5. Phenol 31. Thiols/mercaptans 16. Beryllium/ beryllium compounds 20. Cresols 17. Adiponitrile 27. Acids 12. Dichloromethane 29. Arsenates 13. Resorcinol If you would like a quote on shipping your dangerous goods let us know on Enquiries@dgiglobal. Tear gas substances 6. Antimony 25. Hexachlorophene 30. Medical/Biomedical waste 2.Commonly Transported Toxic Substances. Selenium compounds 24. Biological cultures / samples / specimens 4. Allyls 11. Arsenics / arsenic compounds 19. Chloroform 28. Alkaloids 10.

Class 6 Dangerous Goods. freight forwarding and training. packing. compliance. If you would like a quote on shipping your dangerous goods let us know on Enquiries@dgiglobal.DGI DGI are proficient in handling toxic and infectious substances. DGI have the ability to service all customer requests pertaining to the logistics of oxidising agents and organic peroxides.com 16 . packaging.

com 17 . Sub-Divisions There are no subdivisions within Class 7. A radionuclide is an atom with an unstable nucleus and which consequently is subject to radioactive decay. Radioactive Material. If you would like a quote on shipping your dangerous goods let us know on Enquiries@dgiglobal. Reason for Regulation Whilst undergoing radioactive decay radionuclides emit ionizing radiation. which presents potentially severe risks to human health.CLASS 7 – RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL Dangerous goods regulations define radioactive material as any material containing radionuclides where both the activity concentration and the total activity exceeds certain pre-defined values.

compliance. Medical isotopes 3. DGI have the ability to service all customer requests pertaining to the logistics of radioactive material. Uranium radionuclides / isotopes 14. Class 7 Dangerous Goods. Radioactive ores 2. packing. Density gauges 5. Americium radionuclides / isotopes 10.com 18 . Caesium radionuclides / isotopes 8. Yellowcake 4. If you would like a quote on shipping your dangerous goods let us know on Enquiries@dgiglobal.Commonly Transported Radioactive Material 1. Surface contaminated objects 7. Enriched Uranium DGI DGI are proficient in handling radioactive material. freight forwarding and training. Thorium radionuclides / isotopes 13. Iridium radionuclides / isotopes 9. Radium radionuclides / isotopes 12. Depleted uranium / depleted uranium products 15. Mixed fission products 6. Plutonium radionuclides / isotopes 11. packaging. Uranium hexafluoride 16.

damage or destroy surrounding materials. in the case of leakage. Corrosives. Sub-Divisions There are no subdivisions within Class 8. If you would like a quote on shipping your dangerous goods let us know on Enquiries@dgiglobal.com 19 .CLASS 8 – CORROSIVES Corrosives are substances which by chemical action degrade or disintegrate other materials upon contact. Reason for Regulation Corrosives cause severe damage when in contact with living tissue or.

Dyes 6. Bromine 18. Polysulphides 15. Sulphides 14. Cyclohexylamine 19. Fire extinguisher charges 7. Paints 10. packing. Sulfuric acid 23. Alkylphenols 11. Flux 9. compliance. packaging. Fuel cell cartridges 5. Formaldehyde 8. Battery fluid 4. Hydrochloric acid 22. Hydrogen fluoride 26. Acids/acid solutions 2.com 20 . Chlorides 16. Class 8 Dangerous Goods. Morpholine DGI DGI are proficient in handling corrosives. Sludge acid 25. Amines 12. DGI have the ability to service all customer requests pertaining to the logistics of corrosives.Commonly Transported Corrosives 1. Iodine 27. Chlorosilanes 17. Hydrofluoric acid 21. Phenol / carbolic acid 20. If you would like a quote on shipping your dangerous goods let us know on Enquiries@dgiglobal. Nitric acid 24. freight forwarding and training. Batteries 3. Polyamines 13.

miscellaneous articles and substances.com 21 . If you would like a quote on shipping your dangerous goods let us know on Enquiries@dgiglobal.CLASS 9 – MISCELLANEOUS DANGEROUS GOODS Miscellaneous dangerous goods are substances and articles which during transport present a danger or hazard not covered by other classes. genetically modified organisms and micro-organisms and (depending on the method of transport) magnetized materials and aviation regulated substances. Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods. infrastructure and/ or their means of transport. Sub-Divisions There are no subdivisions within Class 9. Reason for Regulation Miscellaneous dangerous goods present a wide array of potential hazards to human health and safety. but is not limited to. substances that are transported at elevated temperatures. environmentally hazardous substances. This class encompasses.

Battery powered vehicles 9. Ammonium nitrate fertilizers 4. freight forwarding and training. Dangerous goods in apparatus 14.com 22 . Polychlorinated biphenyls 25. Dangerous goods in machinery 15. Life saving appliances 20. If you would like a quote on shipping your dangerous goods let us know on Enquiries@dgiglobal. Internal combustion engines 11. Blue asbestos / crocidolite 5. Benzaldehyde DGI DGI are proficient in handling miscellaneous dangerous goods. packing. DGI have the ability to service all customer requests pertaining to the logistics of miscellaneous dangerous goods. Dry ice / cardice / solid carbon dioxide 2. Battery powered equipment 8. Castor bean plant products 24. Class 9 Dangerous Goods. Lithium metal batteries 7. Lithium ion batteries 6. First aid kits 19. Genetically modified micro-organisms 17. Seatbelt pretensioners 22. Vehicles 12. Air bag modules 21. Genetically modified organisms 16. Plastics moulding compound 23. packaging. compliance. Polychlorinated terphenyls 26. Fuel cell engines 10. Dibromodifluoromethane 27. Magnetized material 13. Expandable polymeric beads / polystyrene beads 3.Commonly Transported Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods 1. Chemical kits 18.

com If you would like a quote on shipping your dangerous goods let us know on Enquiries@dgiglobal.Neilson@dgiglobal.com DGI Darwin +61 8 8985 2269 Adrian. DGI .Macdonald@dgiglobal.com DGI Melbourne +61 3 9338 3812 cheyne.williams@dgiglobal.ASIA PACIFIC DGI Auckland +64 9 255 5207 Sarah.com DGI Brisbane +61 7 3268 1776 Davin.com DGI Adelaide +61 8 8355 9390 Ian.com DGI Perth +618 94785184 Justin.com DGI Singapore +65 65424140 Adrian. CONTACT If you would like to ship your dangerous goods and need location specific advice you can contact any of our 14 offices around the world who would be more than happy to help you.Gemmel@dgiglobal.Fry@dgiglobal.Williams@dgiglobal.Salim@dgiglobal.kelly@dgiglobal.com 23 .com DGI Sydney +61 2 9669 2450 Mohammed.

Jacobs@dgiglobal.Innes@dgiglobal.com DGI Heathrow +44 208 814 0404 Nick.com DGI Nigeria +234 8033 559 740 ajibola.Europe.com DGI Paris +33 1 48 63 00 47 Cedric.phillips@dgiglobal. The Middle East and Africa DGI Bahrain +973 1732 4911 Ehsan.com DGI Capetown +27 21 3862583 Alric.DGI .com 24 .com If you would like a quote on shipping your dangerous goods let us know on Enquiries@dgiglobal.Corduant@dgiglobal.Albanna@dgiglobal.Bhagwanth@dgiglobal.com DGI Johannesburg +27 11 397 6034 Veeri.