Dangerous good transport and storage: stay on the safe side with Koch International.
Finding it tricky to make sense of the confusing dangerous goods jungle? We make everything crystal clear! We explain what the term dangerous good (ADR) actually means as well as what you need to pay attention to when transporting dangerous goods.
With decades of experience, Koch International has all the know-how you need in dangerous goods transport. Take advantage of the opportunity to order your transport activities entirely online so that you can keep a constant eye on them – together with the support of a qualified logistics team.
Safe and professional dangerous goods transport with Koch International.
The safe and reliable shipping of dangerous goods requires a great deal of care and professionalism. Our extensive experience in this sensitive area makes us your ideal partner to ensure that risks to people, animals and the environment are eliminated. Our employees receive regular training and guarantee the safe handling of your goods in transit. We naturally always comply with the latest safety standards and have the necessary certifications and licences to safely transport dangerous goods. With Koch International you can rely on a competent and experienced partner who is perfectly set up for transporting dangerous goods.
What are dangerous goods?
In the “UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods”, the United Nations (UN) specifies hazardous characteristics that are used to define dangerous goods. Dangerous goods is a term used for dangerous or potentially dangerous substances or goods that require special precautions during transport in order to protect people, animals and the environment from possible harm. Their transport is regulated by the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) as well as the German Act on the Carriage of Dangerous Goods (GGBefG) and the German Ordinance on the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, Rail and Inland Waterways (GGVSEB).
Dangerous goods can include chemical substances, explosives, liquid fuels, toxic substances, radioactive materials, flammable substances and other, similar substances or goods. The shipping of dangerous goods requires certain precautions, including the use of special packaging, labelling and documentation to ensure that they are transported safely.
- Safety and reliability in dangerous goods transport thanks to our many years of experience
- A highly qualified team that receives regular training
- Complete process consulting from the planning through to implementation
- Optimisation of your logistics costs by implementing process improvements
- Dangerous goods transport in classes 1 to 9
- Fleet of vehicles that comply with ADR regulations
- ADR-trained drivers
- Warehouse logistics
- Decades of experience in dangerous goods transport
We are your partner for dangerous goods transport in classes 1 to 9.
For shipping, your dangerous goods are assigned a class and are subsequently linked to a UN number. The German Act on the Carriage of Dangerous Goods (GGBefG) comprehensively regulates the associated legal provisions.
There are nine dangerous goods classes in total:
Class 1: Explosives
Class 2: Gases
Class 3: Flammable liquids
Class 4.1: Flammable solids, self-reactive substances, solid desensitised explosives and polymerising substances
Class 4.2: Substances liable to spontaneous combustion
Class 4.3: Substances which in contact with water emit ﬂammable gases
Class 5.1: Oxidizing substances
Class 5.2: Organic peroxides
Class 6.1: Toxic substances
Class 6.2: Infectious substances
Class 7: Radioactive material
Class 8: Corrosive substances
Class 9: Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles
The right packaging for your dangerous goods is naturally essential. You should always make sure that the packaging is tough and durable. Liquid substances must not be removed or transferred from their original packaging, but must be given a solid enclosure. The goods also need to be marked with dangerous goods labels. You can find these in our Pallet Shop!
If you have any questions on selecting the right packaging for your ADR transport and for other important information, Koch International can help with a professional packaging consulting service.
How can you send dangerous goods online?
For a long time, the online booking and transport of dangerous goods seemed out of reach. But with our Transport Shop you now have the option of easily sending hazardous goods online. Use our shop to arrange the transportation of your dangerous goods in just a few clicks! We have the right knowledge and necessary expertise to assist with any questions you may have. Our Transport Shop makes the expert topic of “dangerous goods” accessible to all!
For national shipping as well as international transportation, you can now send dangerous contents without any complications. Dangerous goods can be entered using the usual method in our Transport Shop. First, an up-to-date price is automatically calculated for you in real-time. Second, you can book the additional “Dangerous goods” service. An employee will then contact you to collect and record the necessary data to obtain all the key information about the dangerous goods shipment. You can order your transport as per usual – we handle everything else. Payment is quick and easy, by invoice or PayPal.
Don’t delay – send your dangerous goods easily online through Koch International.