Hazardous cargo



The following services are provided by ASA TARABAR SHARGH:

·         Carry out enforcement activities

·         Review emergency response plans for approval

·         Deal with public and industry inquiries

·         Respond to Transportation Safety Board recommendations


What are Dangerous Goods?


‘Dangerous goods’are materials or items with hazardous properties which, if not properly controlled, present a potential hazard to human health and safety, infrastructure and/ or their means of transport.


Some common examples of Dangerous goods are:


§  Gasoline

§  Solvent based paints

§  Acetone

§  Alcohol based perfumes

§  Strike-anywhere matches

§  Pesticides

§  Viruses

§  Blood samples

§  Acids

§  Dry ice

§  Lithium ion batteries





Classification of Dangerous goods`is broken down into nine classes according to the type of danger materials or items present :

1.   Explosives

2.   Gases

3.   Flammable Liquids

4.   Flammable Solids

5.   Oxidizing Substances

6.   Toxic & Infectious Substances

7.   Radioactive Material

8.   Corrosives

9.   Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods



Hazardous Cargoes

Carrying goods by road or rail involves the risk of traffic accidents. If the goods carried are dangerous, there is also the risk of an incident, such as spillage of the goods, leading to hazards such as fire, explosion, chemical burn or environmental damage.

Most goods are not considered sufficiently dangerous to require special precautions during carriage. Some goods, however, have properties which mean they are potentially dangerous if carried.

Dangerous goods are liquid or solid substances and articles containing them, that have been tested and assessed against internationally-agreed criteria - a process called classification - and found to be potentially dangerous (hazardous) when carried. Dangerous goods are assigned to different Classes depending on their predominant hazard.

There are regulations to deal with the carriage of dangerous goods, the purpose of which is to protect everyone either directly involved (such as consignors or carriers), or who might become involved (such as members of the emergency services and public). Regulations place duties upon everyone involved in the carriage of dangerous goods, to ensure that they know what they have to do to minimize the risk of incidents and guarantee an effective response.