What are Dangerous Goods?

Dangerous goods (DG) refer to substances or items that when you transport via aircraft can put humans health, the environment, safety, and properties at risk. In most cases, they have hazardous properties that when improperly controlled, can pose hazards not only to human health and safety but also on infrastructures and means of transport.

Various regulatory agencies govern and control the transport of these dangerous goods. In fact, you can see them operating in both national and international levels. 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
  • Oxidizing substances
  • Corrosives
  • Infectious and toxic substances
  • Miscellaneous dangerous goods

What are Some Common DG Imported/Exported to and from Singapore?

In Singapore, they prioritize safety and security when it comes to importing and exporting dangerous goods. 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:

  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Oil and gas
  • Radioactive materials
  • Strategic items
  • Vitamins containing extremely high dosages of specific nutrients
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Lighters in the form of revolvers or pistols, firecrackers, and shell casings
  • Agricultural biotechnology products
  • Paint, which is a flammable liquid

About M&P International Freights DG Warehouse

M&P International Freights is equipped with DG warehouse for proper dangerous goods warehousing. As a full fledged international freight forwarder, we are able to offer the following:

  • Safe and secure warehousing – Our racking storage system is highly secure so you have an assurance that we can store various classes of DG while complying with the requirements set by various agencies in terms of handling the goods.

Our DG warehouse comes with plenty of safety equipment designed to keep your goods safe, including emergency shower, first hose reels, fire alarms, and emergency eyewash. We have set these security equipment in place to meet the highest level of security while showing our commitment to safely and responsibly managing goods.

  • Knowledgeable staff – You have an assurance that youll work with the most reliable and experienced team of experts. We make it a point to train our staff, giving our clients some sort of assurance that our team of experts can effectively handle various chemicals and dangerous goods.
  • Follows an advanced warehouse management system – We use a kind of system, which is not only rich in terms of functionality but is also completely integrated with software app that promotes the safe and efficient management and warehousing of all your goods. Such system also guarantees the proper flow of inventory.

Why Engage our Warehouse Service?

  • We guarantee a highly efficient and secure warehousing – The fact that we focus more on efficiency and security is one of the major reasons why engaging our warehouse service is the best decision that you can make. We are involved in distribution, inbound logistics, as well as aftermarket services that help manage your inventories efficiently. Our services are also cost-efficient.
  • We offer the most versatile warehousing solution – We make use of a highly advanced warehouse management solution, which is versatile enough as it works for any client – whether they are in the distribution, manufacturing, retail, and third party logistics industry. Our warehousing solution is also versatile enough that it can perform a number of tasks and accomplish several goals, including the optimization of product placement strategies, reduction of inventories, increase in logistics efficiency, and speeding up response times.

Apart from DG Warehousing, What Other Services Do We Have?

Aside from handling and warehousing your dangerous goods, other relevant services include:

Are you Aware of the Following Regulations for Hazardous Goods for Singapore?

In terms of handling hazardous goods for Singapore, there are certain regulations that you have to be aware of. Take note of the following, so youll know some of the rules that you have to remember whenever you decide to import or export hazardous goods to and from Singapore:

  • 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 the 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 its 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, as well as 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, its necessary to have emergency equipment in place, including protective gears, oversized drums, and neutralizing agents.

There are still a lot of other regulations when it comes to handling dangerous goods, and it pays to be aware and understand such rules to ensure that you comply with all of them and prevent any legal issues.