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Dangerous Goods

This section contains information about transporting dangerous goods in combined rail-road transport.

 

As well as the notice sheet for the transportation of dangerous goods in combined transport, shipped or received through Kombiverkehr, you will also find information on dangerous goods published by the UIRR.




Via the MarcoPolo project DESTINY (DEployment of STandarts for INtermodal efficiencY) the UIRR has renewed their brochure entitled "Combined transportation of dangerous goods". As well as general content, the brochure also sets out the most important legislation governing the transportation of dangerous goods in combined transport for reference. Furthermore you'll find advices about marking loading units and the use of labels when transporting dangerous goods.

The brochure is available for you as a download.



Also the following informations are important when transporting dangerous goods:.

Country specific informations

Manhole covers
Manhole covers, hoods and other openings of tanks, bulkers and MEGCs (even of empty uncleaned loading units) must always be properly closed (4.3.2.3.3 RID/ADR and danger of short-circuits).


Storage

The storage of units with dangerous goods is not allowed on most terminals. In Kombiverkehrs network in Germany it is only possible in Ludwigshafen and Marl. Concerning terminals outside Germany please contact our safety adviser. You'll even find this information in the specific terminalinformations.


Special provision 604X ADR/RID

Where substances with this special provision are transported in ADR/RID tanks, the words "Special provision 640X" must be indicated on the shipping order/transport documentation (CIM), with the X being the corresponding letter from column (6) of Table 3.2 ADR / RID.


Fireworks (Special provision 645 ADR/RID and 5.4.1.5.15 IMDG)

Please note that the following information must be provided in the bill of freight when transporting fireworks of UN numbers 0333, 0334, 0335, 0336 and 0337: "CLASSIFICATION OF FIREWORKS BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITY OF XX WITH THE FIREWORK REFERENCE XX/YYZZZZ" (see 5.4.1.2.1 g) ADR / RID). Without this entry there will be delays in the transportation of your consignments.

[XX means the distinguishing sign for motor vehicles, YY the competent authority identification and ZZZZ a unique serial reference]
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Examples: GB/HSE/123456, US EX20091234 or BAM/D/6589.

IMDG: the above mentioned sentence is not mandatory in the DGD or the multimodal dangerous goods form, here the reference number is sufficient.


When booking a unit with fireworks, latest when delivering it to the terminal a copy of this classification has to be given to the agency, as it shall be made availiable to the carrier or the competent authority for control purposes.

Special provision 645 (ADR / RID) states: "The classification code as mentioned in Column (3b) of Table A of Chapter 3.2 shall be used only with the approval of the competent authority of a Contracting Party to ADR prior to carriage." 



National DG transport within Germany


Dortmund terminal


At present no substances of Class 7 (radioactive materials) can be shipped to, from and via this terminal. In the case of Class 1 (explosive substances) transports, please contact the Hazardous Goods department beforehand.


Duisburg-Ruhrort Hafen DUSS terminal


At present no substances of Class 7 (radioactive materials) can be shipped to, from and via this terminal.


Ubf Duisburg-Ruhrort Hafen DeCeTe terminal


At present no substances of Class 1 (explosive substances) or Class 7 (radioactive materials) can be shipped to, from and via this terminal.

Lübeck-Nordlandkai terminal

For all shipments via Lübeck-Nordlandkai, the delivery note required by Lübecker Hafengesellschaft (LHG) (to be ordered by fax from +49/451/7900-105) must be delivered either at the departure terminal or directly to LHG by the carrier’s office.


Neuss-Hessentor terminal


At present no substances of Classes 1.1, 1.2, 1.5 and 1.6 (explosive substances) or Class 7 (radioactive materials) can be shipped to, from and via this terminal.


Schwarzheide terminal

At present the following UN-numbers may not be shipped to / from this terminal: UN 1040, 1086, 1185, 1222, 1259, 1295, 1380, 1744, 1838, 2023, 2345, 2474, 2513, 2618, 2870, 2901

International DG transports

Baltic states via the ports of Kiel, Lübeck and Rostock

Shipping lines impose a variety of restrictions on the transportation of almost all hazardous goods classes. These depend, among other factors, on whether dedicated cargo ferries or passenger ferries are used, whether the transport is being run on the basis of the IMDG Code or the Baltic Sea Memorandum, the type of ship and the hazardous goods policy of the relevant shipping line..


Belgium

No hazardous goods of class 7 (radioactive materials) may be brought into the Antwerp Combinant terminal.  For transports of class 1 (explosive substances) please contact Hazardous Goods department.

No hazardous goods of class 2 (gases) may be brought into the port of Antwerp. The Antwerp Combinant terminal is licensed for class 2.


Denmark

For shipments through the Storebælt Tunnel to Høje Taastrup, goods of class 1 (explosive substances) must contain no more than 5,000 kg net explosive mass per loading unit.


Finland

For all shipments to Finland via Lübeck-Nordlandkai, the delivery note required by Lübecker Hafengesellschaft (LHG) (to be ordered by fax from +49/451/7900-105) must be delivered either at the departure terminal or directly to LHG by the carrier’s offce.


Finland via Lübeck and Rostock

Shipping lines impose a variety of restrictions on the transportation of almost all hazardous goods classes. These depend, among other factors, on whether dedicated cargo ferries or passenger ferries are used, whether the transport is being run on the basis of the IMDG Code or the Baltic Sea Memorandum, the type of ship and the hazardous goods policy of the relevant shipping line.


France

Hazardous goods of class 1 (explosive substances) can not be send to and from France.


Greece via I-Bari (ship)

At present we do not offer any shipping route on which hazardous goods can be transported.

Greece via I-Trieste (Ship)

On shipments between Trieste and GR-Lavrio goods of class 1 (explosive substances) and class 7 (radioactive substances) aren't allowed. For other classes please contact our Harazdous Goods department before starting transports. The shipping line is going under the IMDG-code, so the Dangerous Goods Declaration or the 'Multimodal Dangerous Goods Form' has to be given to the terminal of departure.
When shipping dangerous goods via Trieste, the port authority requires the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), so it has to be given to the terminal of departure as well.


Hungary

In Hungary, official approval must be obtained in advance for transports of class 1 (explosive substances). Shipments must be accompanied on MÀV legs, the staff to be provided by the customer. Please send applications for approval to the following address:

ORFK Közbiztonsági Fõigazgatosag, Igazgatárendészeti Föosztály, Rendésteti Osztály, HU 1903 Budapest, PF. 314/15.

The permit must be with the loading unit when it arrives at the terminal in Germany.


Italy

In general, loading units with hazardous goods must be collected on the day of arrival and not delivered until the day of departure.

For hazardous goods transports to and from the Sicilian terminals using the San Giovanni - Messina v.v. ferry, loading units must be marked in accordance with the regulations of chapter 5.3 RID/ADR. This ferry does not run according to the IMDG Code.

The Italian authorities has licensed only a few terminals for hazardous goods of class 1 (explosive substances):

-> via Austria: for transports via Austria carriers can use the terminal Verona Q.E.

-> via Switzerland: for transports to Italy via Switzerland, carriers can use the terminals in Bari Scalo Ferruccio, Catania, Maddaloni (Marcianise), Novara and Trento (Roncafort). However, bear in mind that running times may be prolonged because controls on the Swiss/Italian border are very meticulous. Transit approval from the Swiss authorities is also required. You must contact the Hazardous Goods department before shipping!

The terminal Busto (Gallerate) is closed for transports of UN 1040 (Ethylene Oxide).

When shipping dangerous goods to, from or via the Terminal Trieste, the port authority requires the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), so it has to be given to the terminal of departure.

Hazardous goods of class 7 (radioactive materials) must not be transported to Italy without prior consultation with the Hazardous Goods department.

Because of construction works dangerous goods of class 1 can not be transported to, from and via the terminal Busto (Gallerate) at present.



Macedonia

Substances of class 1 (explosive substances) and class 7 (radioactive substances) may not be transported from and to Skopje Tovorna terminal.



Netherlands

Substances of class 1 (explosive substances) can only be transported to/from Rotterdam-Maasvlakte (MVT) via Dortmund or Neuss terminal (both terminals class 1.3 / 1.4 only). To/from Rotterdam RSC class 1 can also be transported via Duisburg-Ruhrort DUSS terminal. When transporting weapons or ammunition to/from the Netherlands a 'Consent'  must accompany the unit. You must contact the Hazardous Goods department before shipping!


Norway via Denmark

For shipments to Norway through the Storebælt and Øresund Tunnel, goods of class 1 (explosive substances) must contain no more than 5.000 kg net explosive mass per loading unit. However, the limit is only 1.000 kg for subclasses 1.1 and 1.5.


Norway via Kiel

Color-Line from Kiel to Oslo is running on the basis of the IMDG Code.

 

Norway via Lübeck-Skandinavienkai and Rostock

Shipping lines impose a variety of restrictions on the transportation of almost all hazardous goods classes. These depend, among other factors, on whether dedicated cargo ferries or passenger ferries are used, whether the transport is being run on the basis of the IMDG Code or the Baltic Sea Memorandum, the type of ship and the hazardous goods policy of the relevant shipping line.


Serbia

The Belgrade terminal is currently not licensed for shipments with hazardous goods. Please use instead the terminal Novi Sad (UIRR 694).


Slovenia

Goods of class 1 (explosive substances) cannot be transported to the Ljubljana KT terminal. Adriakombi offers the alternative of handling these substances in sidings.

Spain/Portugal

There are strict regulations governing the transportation by rail and road of substances of class 1 (explosive substances). Class 7 (radioactive substances) may not be transported from and to Spain or Portugal.
Silla/Valencia: This terminal is currently not licensed for shipments with hazardous goods. We offer Constantí (Tarragona) and Murcia as alternatives.


Slowenien

Goods of class 1 (explosive substances) cannot be transported to the Ljubljana KT terminal. Adriakombi offers the alternative of handling these substances in sidings.


Sweden via Denmark

For shipments to Norway through the Storebælt and Øresund Tunnel, goods of class 1 (explosive substances) must contain no more than 5.000 kg net explosive mass per loading unit. However, the limit is only 1.000 kg for subclasses 1.1 and 1.5.


Sweden via Kiel

Stena-Line is running on the basis of the IMDG Code between Kiel and Göteborg.


Sweden via Lübeck-Skandinavienkai and Rostock

Shipping lines impose a variety of restrictions on the transportation of almost all hazardous goods classes. These depend, among other factors, on whether dedicated cargo ferries or passenger ferries are used, whether the transport is being run on the basis of the IMDG Code or the Baltic Sea Memorandum, the type of ship and the hazardous goods policy of the relevant shipping line.



Turkey

On shipments between Trieste and Ambarli, Cesme, Haydarpasa, Mersin and  Pendik goods of class 1 (explosive substances) and class 7 (radioactive substances) aren't allowed. The shipping lines are running under the IMDG-code, so the Dangerous Goods Declaration or the 'Multimodal Dangerous Goods Form' had to be given to the terminal of departure.


When shipping dangerous goods via Trieste, the port authority requires the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), so it has to be given to the terminal of departure

 

Instructions in writing

ADR 2011

With coming into force of the ADR 2011 on january 1st 2011 the regulations of the instructions in writing have been changed once more (-> 5.4.3 ADR):

To differ to the railway tremcard the letters ADR has been supplemented to the title. In the columns 'Hazard characteristics' and 'Additional guidance' several changes have been made. The marks for 'Environmentally hazardous substances' and ' Elevated temperature substances' have been included in the tremcard.


 

ADR 2015

There are some minor changes in the instructions in writing in the ADR 2015. These are so minimal that the old ones may be used untill june 30th 2017. On the UNECE's homepage 

you'll find instructions in writing in different languages as downloads.

Security and DG transports (1.10 ADR / RID)

Security measures in accordance with chapter 1.10 ADR / RID

 

Following the events of 11 September 2001, international regulations were drawn up to provide security in the event of terrorist attack on the transport of hazardous goods by road, rail and sea. The corresponding UN recommendations were adopted as a new ADR/RID chapter 1.10 (Security), which came into effect for ADR and RID as of 01.01.2005. You can download chapter 1.10 here.

 

For Kombiverkehr, there is now a requirement to obtain proof of identity from the carrier collecting loading units with hazardous goods at terminals. In order to avoid delays in handling at German transhipment terminals, Kombiverkehr will support the documentation of collector with the aid of a driver database. This provides information on drivers and collectors who are authorised by you. Some of our UIRR partner companies already use similar identification checking procedures. We are trying to agree comparable procedures with our other partners. As this measure contributes at the same time to further improving protection against theft, we are also applying it for non-hazardous goods transports, above and beyond the legal requirements.

 

We rely on the support of our customers in order to build up this database. Customers are therefore requested to send us the necessary details before commencing any transport. Please use the driver database form to do so.

In specific cases, drivers collecting units may also verify their identity either by producing official means of identification or by means of a written proof of identity issued by the invoice recipient. A proof of identity form for collection can be downloaded here.

 

For more information, please refer to our security flyer .

 

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Incidental charges dangerous goods 2017
Here you can download the actual incidental charges for dangerous goods.
Country specific DG informations
Here you can download the country specific informations for the transport of dangerous goods.
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