Freight Options Limited (FOL) is a logistics company that specialises in the transportation of hazardous goods worldwide. We focus on all 9 classes of dangerous goods and provide a complete dangerous and hazardous goods logistics service.
THE 9 CLASSES OF DANGEROUS GOODS
‘Dangerous Goods’ are materials or items with hazardous properties which, if not properly controlled, present a potential hazard to human health and safety, infrastructure and/ or their means of transport.
The transportation of dangerous goods is controlled and governed by a variety of different regulatory regimes, operating at both the national and international levels. Prominent regulatory frameworks for the transportation of dangerous goods include the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, ICAO’s Technical Instructions, IATA’s Dangerous Goods Regulations and the IMO’s International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code. Collectively, these regulatory regimes mandate the means by which dangerous goods are to be handled, packaged, labelled and transported.
Regulatory frameworks incorporate comprehensive classification systems of hazards to provide a taxonomy of dangerous goods. Classification of dangerous goods is broken down into nine classes according to the type of danger materials or items present, click on a class to read more details;
Biologicals & dry ice
Miscellaneous dangerous goods are substances and articles which during transport present a danger…
Corrosives are substances which by chemical action degrade or disintegrate other materials upon contact.
Gases are defined by dangerous goods regulations as substances which have a vapour pressure of 300 kPa or greater at 50°c
Explosives are materials or items which have the ability to rapidly conflagrate or detonate as a consequence of chemical reaction.
Flammable liquids are defined by dangerous goods regulations as liquids, mixtures of liquids or liquids containing solids in solution
Flammable solids are materials which, under conditions encountered in transport, are readily combustible or may cause…
Oxidizers are defined by dangerous goods regulations as substances which may cause or contribute to combustion,
Dangerous goods regulations define radioactive material as any material containing radionuclides where both the
Toxic & infectious
Toxic substances are those which are liable either to cause death or serious injury or to harm human health if swallowed…
The multitude of dangerous goods regimes across the world and the complexity of dangerous goods classifications and regulations render compliance a particularly difficult task. However FOL, as a logistics company specialising in dangerous goods, is well placed to deliver tailored solutions to all customer’s dangerous goods needs. FOL is proficient in all nine classes of dangerous goods and provides a range of services including packaging, packing, labelling, freight forwarding and training.