FIATA unveils guidelines for transporting dangerous goods

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FIATA has announced the release of new guidelines for the safe transportation of dangerous goods in its 3rd edition of the Dangerous Goods Brochure.

The Introduction to the regulations for the safe handling and transport of dangerous goods (3rd Edition), designed to offer training resources and raise awareness on the way freight forwarders handle dangerous goods, explained FIATA.

The guidelines provides freight forwarders with insights into the nature, properties, and conditions of hazardous materials, enabling them to navigate the complexities of transportation with confidence. 

Developed under the umbrella of the FIATA Advisory Body on Safety and Security (ABSS) along with the expertise of Dangerous Goods Management (DGM), TT Club, and International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA), this brochure is an introductory resource for the industry’s safety policy, with the particularity of including data on all modes of transport.

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By adhering to these recommendations, freight forwarders contribute to the standardisation and improvement of safety practices in line with existing regulations, fostering a safer global transportation ecosystem, according to FIATA.

This announcement comes a month after FIATA and the Global Shippers Forum (GSF), jointly issued an agreed Charter for protection and governance of data in international trade.

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“The Dangerous Goods Brochure, in its 3rd Edition, serves as a useful tool to mitigate risks, protect lives, and uphold industry standards,” stated Niels Beuck, FIATA Chair of Advisory Body Safety and Security.

“We encourage all freight forwarders to seize this opportunity to equip themselves with the knowledge required for responsible handling and transportation of dangerous goods,” Beuck added.

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