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Dangerous Goods
(DG) Shipping

Navigate the complexities of dangerous goods (DG) and cargo shipping with M&P International Freights. Your trusted partner in safe and compliant DG transportation worldwide.


Dangerous goods encompass materials with properties that can be hazardous to human health and environmental safety, including corrosive, infectious, toxic, flammable, and explosive characteristics. The transportation of these materials is strictly regulated by international and national laws to minimise risk. These regulations dictate specific requirements for labelling, packaging, handling, and shipping to ensure safe transit.


Dangerous goods fall into 9 distinct categories, each with its own set of risks. Recognising these classes is crucial, as they range from the obvious hazards like explosives and toxic substances to the less apparent, such as everyday items like paints and perfumes that can be flammable. Even common products containing lithium batteries, including smartphones and laptops, require careful handling due to shipping restrictions.


Below are the classifications for dangerous goods:

DG Cargo Classification

Class 1: Explosives
(E.g. Fireworks, flares, ammunition)

Class 2.1: Flammable gases
(E.g. Aerosol, ethylene)

Class 2.2: Nontoxic gases, non-flammable gases
DG Cargo Classification Class 1 Explosives
DG Cargo Classification Class 2.1 Flammable gases
DG Cargo Classification Class 2.2 Nontoxic gases, non-flammable gases
Class 2.3: Toxic gas
(E.g. Carbon monoxide)
Class 3: Flammable liquids
(E.g. heating oil, turpentine, kerosene)

Class 4.1: Flammable solids
(E.g. Oily cotton waste, sodium batteries)
DG Cargo Classification Class 2.3 Toxic gas
DG Cargo Classification Class 3 Flammable liquids
DG Cargo Classification Class 4.1 Flammable solids icon
Class 4.2: Substances predisposed to spontaneous combustion
(E.g. Phosphorous)

Class 4.3: Substances flammable or emit flammable gases when in contact with water
(E.g. Alkali metals)

Class 5.1: Oxidising articles
(E.g. Fertilisers)

DG Cargo Classification Class 4.2 Substances predisposed to spontaneous combustion icon
DG Cargo Classification Class 4.3 Substances flammable or emit flammable gases when in contact with water icon
DG Cargo Classification Class 5.1 Oxidising articles icon
Class 5.2: Organic peroxides
(E.g. Calcium peroxide)

Class 6.1: Toxic substances
(E.g. Dyes, lead compounds)

Class 6.2: Infectious substances
(E.g. Clinical waste, medical specimens)

DG Cargo Classification Class 5.2 Organic peroxides icon
DG Cargo Classification Class 6.1 Toxic substances icon
DG Cargo Classification Class 6.2 Infectious substances icon
Class 7: Radioactive material
(E.g. Isotopes, radioactive ores)

Class 8: Corrosives
(E.g. Sludge acid, chlorides, bleach)

Class 9: Miscellaneous dangerous goods
(E.g. Lithium metal batteries)

DG Cargo Classification Class 7 Radioactive material icon
DG Cargo Classification Class 8 Corrosives icon
DG Cargo Classification Class 9 Miscellaneous dangerous goods icon
Dangerous goods, or hazardous materials, refer to items or substances that present a considerable hazard to health, safety, property, or the environment if improperly managed, transported, or stored. Common examples include explosives, flammable liquids, radioactive materials, and corrosive substances. Transporting these materials necessitates adherence to strict regulations and protocols by shipping companies to safeguard the well-being of employees, clients, and the general public.
For shipments involving liquids, powders, or other potentially hazardous materials, supplying a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) or Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is typically required. These sheets detail and categorise the possible hazards these materials pose to human health or the environment.

Find out whether M&P accepts your DG shipment. The acceptance criteria may vary based on the size and weight of the consignment, its classification, and the specific regulations of the destination country or territory.




Unlike other freight forwarders, we also provide a full range of customs brokerage services.


Established in 2006, we serve globally via our operation hubs in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Philippines.


M&P International Freights offers a comprehensive suite of services to ensure a seamless shipping experience. From customs clearance and cargo insurance to international courier services and door-to-door shipping, we handle every detail under one roof, simplifying your logistics management and streamlining your operations.


Being one of the largest international freight forwarding company, we are able to provide cost efficient pick-up from any cities around the world.

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