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Logistics Services

Dangerous Goods
(DG) Warehouse
Singapore

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.

WHAT IS DG CARGO?

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:

Oil and gas
Paint
Lighters*
Oil and gas are dangerous goods
Paint is a dangerous good
Lighters are dangerous goods
Vitamins**
Hazardous chemicals
Radioactive materials
Vitamins are dangerous goods
Hazardous chemicals are dangerous goods
Radioactive materials are dangerous goods
Arms and ammunition
Agricultural biotech products
Arms and ammunition are dangerous goods
Agricultural biotech products are dangerous goods

*In the form of revolvers or pistols, firecrackers, and shell casings
**Containing extremely high dosage of specific nutrients

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.

A license control should be obtained by anyone who plans on importing, selling or exporting hazardous goods and substances in Singapore. 

 

To get the license, you need to show proof of safe storage for hazardous goods. The storage location should also be based on an approved location while complying with certain storage requirements.

Get a Transport Approval so you can transport hazardous goods if they exceed the limit set by the Environmental Protection and Management Regulations. 

 

In most cases, the limitations are usually between 0kg if the goods involved are highly toxic chemicals and 1,000kg if it’s for corrosives.

In terms of storing or warehousing the goods, it is crucial to choose a properly sheltered storage area. It should be properly fenced up and come with a lock and key. 

 

Furthermore, it should have most of the safety equipment used today including

 

  • fire protection, 
  • warning and leak detection devices and
  • emergency scrubbing systems designed to store toxic gases.

There should be a sufficient emergency action plan when it comes to handling the accidental release of chemicals. Moreover, it’s necessary to have emergency equipment in place including

 

  • protective gears, 
  • oversized drums and 
  • neutralising agents.

Some examples of dangerous goods that are controlled and governed by various agencies are:

 

  • Explosives
  • Radioactive materials
  • Strong acids
  • Poisons
  • Aerosols
  • Compressed gases
  • Volatile or dangerous chemicals
  • Flammable liquids and solids
  • Oxidising substances
  • Corrosives
  • Infectious and toxic substances
  • Miscellaneous 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.

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

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.

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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.

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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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