Dangerous goods (DG) refer to substances or items that when you transport via aircraft can put human’s health, the environment, safety, and properties at risk. In most cases, they have hazardous properties that when improperly controlled, can pose hazards to human health and safety and to infrastructures and means of transport.
Various regulatory agencies govern and control the transport of these dangerous goods. In fact, you can see them operating at both national and international levels.
Common Dangerous Goods Imported/Exported To And From Singapore
In Singapore, we prioritise safety and security when it comes to importing and exporting dangerous goods. Thus, it is necessary for the agencies in the country to ensure that dangerous goods fully comply with the requirements in terms of handling and managing them.
Among the most commonly imported and exported dangerous goods to and from Singapore that require proper handling and management are the following:
*In the form of revolvers or pistols, firecrackers, and shell casings
**Containing extremely high dosage of specific nutrients
Requirements For Handling Dangerous Goods
There are certain regulations that you have to be aware of whenever you decide to import or export hazardous goods to and from Singapore.
You may refer to the National Environment Agency (NEA) for more details and for the full list of regulations.
Why Choose M&P International Freights?
Our DG warehouse comes with plenty of safety equipment designed to keep your goods safe including an emergency shower, first hose reels, fire alarms, and emergency eyewash.
Our warehouse management system is rich in terms of functionality and is completely integrated with a software application that promotes safe and efficient management of all your goods.
Our racking storage system is compliant with the requirements set by various agencies with regards to the handling of dangerous goods.
Our team of experts are well-trained to effectively handle various chemicals and dangerous goods.
You can rest assured that we will provide the highest level of security while managing your goods safely and responsibly.
Frequently Asked Questions
What items are considered dangerous goods?
Some examples of dangerous goods that are controlled and governed by various agencies are:
- Radioactive materials
- Strong acids
- Compressed gases
- Volatile or dangerous chemicals
- Flammable liquids and solids
- Oxidising substances
- Infectious and toxic substances
- Miscellaneous dangerous goods
Can any warehouse storage provider offer storage for dangerous goods?
No, the storage provider must have a license issued under the Environmental Protection and Management Act (EPMA) in order to provide DG warehouse storage services.
This ensures that only authorised parties with the necessary safety measures in place are allowed to handle such goods.
What should I look for in a dangerous goods warehouse provider?
Some considerations when looking for a DG warehouse provider include:
- Whether they have the relevant licenses
- Their experience
- Their reputation
- The cost
- The distance from your location to their warehouse
- Supporting services such as transportation
Can different types of dangerous goods be stored together?
Different classes of dangerous goods should be stored separately. This reduces the risk of accidents such as explosions, fires and toxic gas leaks from occurring.