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Dangerous Goods (DG) Shipping & Freight Forwarding

MTF Logistics and the team of specialised freight forwarders are highly experienced in the importing and exporting of dangerous cargo. Dangerous goods (or DG) can cover anything from explosives, gases, flammable liquids & solids, toxic, radioactive and corrosive materials.

Some everyday items, such as products including lithium batteries may also be classed as dangerous goods in the eyes of logistics regulators and therefore may require special documentation or packaging depending on their export or import locations.

When dealing with the logistics of dangerous goods via sea, air, road or rail a high attention to detail and level of care are required to ensure all cargo packaging and documentation is in order, protecting not only the shipment, but that of the carrier, warehouse and dockworkers and the general public.

With an expert team of customs brokers and freight forwarders who specialise in DG shipments from key Australian locations we can provide advice on the options available for moving cargo that may be classed as dangerous, in addition to a reliable and cost-effective extension to your supply chain across the globe.

Dangerous goods are made up of 9 classes of cargo, all having unique packing, handling and documentation requirements. These types of goods include:

  • Class 1: Explosives
    Cargo that can produce hazardous amounts of heat, light, gas, sound or smoke.
  • Class 2: Gases
    Compressed, dissolved, liquefied, gases and aerosols.
  • Class 3: Flammable Liquids
    Liquid cargo that may give off a flammable vapour.
  • Class 4: Flammable Solids
    Solid cargo that is highly combustible.
  • Class 5: Oxidizing Substances
    Cargo that may not be combustible but can contribute to the combustion of other hazardous substances.
  • Class 6: Toxic and Infectious Substances
    Toxic substances which are dangerous to humans or infectious substances such as bacteria, viruses or parasites.
  • Class 7: Radioactive Material
    Cargo containing material that can emit potentially harmful radiation.
  • Class 8: Corrosives
    Cargo which can damage or destroy material.
  • Class 9: Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods
    Other dangerous cargo which does not fit within the above categories.

MTF Logistics can also suggest local methods such as rail or road to complete your cargos’ journey from abroad to your business or end location.

Our aim is to help your business extend its supply chain to a multitude of locations across the globe including Europe, US, Canada, South America, the Middle East and Asia.

Contact MTF Logistics today on 1300 710 683 and speak to one of our professional freight forwarding consultants to discuss your needs and arrange for an obligation free quote.