10 Jan Health And Safety Requirements for Chemical Cargo Transportation
Chemical cargo transportation is – by its own nature – a high-risk activity requiring strict standards of safety. For this reason, the shipping of dangerous goods is an extremely regulated activity that needs to be compliant with both global and regional health and safety guidelines.
Hazardous chemicals typically require the use of IBC’s (Intermediate Bulk Containers) holding up to 1,000 liters of liquid as well as dry or liquid chemicals in bulk bags or drums. Cargo shipping best practices also include the use of sturdy container cargo strapping and dunnage bags for safe transportation of the materials and to create a buffer while in transit.
The risks of transporting dangerous liquids can be mitigated by specially engineered container desiccants. These products can significantly reduce the possibility for damage and loss of the cargo by reducing the moisture content in the surrounding air.
Safe Chemical Cargo Transportation
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to chemical cargo transportation, but all the available tools to support the process exist. We invite all suppliers to request a quote from DunLash to get an idea of how best to transport your chemical products. Throughout the supply chain journey, each shipment will require bespoke solutions matching its specific needs and the stage of the journey, as well as the transportation vessel.
Effective chemical logistics should also be mindful of other important aspects of business such as cost-efficiency, process optimisation, inventory, transportation cycles, and ensuring maximum transparency every step of the way.
Protecting Ourselves and our Environment
The importance of safely handling potentially harmful chemicals cannot be overstated. Luckily, the technology is there to ensure elevated safety standards and compliance with strict health and safety regulations.
Understanding your shipment’s specific needs is paramount to building custom-made solutions for your business. Partnering up with the right supplier can minimise the risk involved with chemical cargo transportation.
DunLash is a leading cargo securing solution specialist with forty years of combined experience in the industry. Our highly trained professionals can help you plan for every stage of your chemical cargo shipment, as well as help you navigate global and national legislations through the design of a personalised product suite.
If you would like more information on how to best secure your chemical cargo shipment, please get in touch.