Dangerous Goods


Transportation of dangerous goods can be carried out by different modes of transport: sea, inland water, road, railway and air transport.

There are special regulations and rules of transportation, documentation, labeling, and special requirements for rolling stock and staff responsibilities in case of emergency for each mode of transport.

Transportation of dangerous goods is a specific mode of transportation in view of the potential danger of the goods being transported. That is why both transport, and the personnel involved into transportation of dangerous goods has to meet exclusive standards.

Main international documents regulating transportation of dangerous goods:

NTERNATIONAL MARITIME DANGEROUS GOODS CODE (IMDG Code) 2021. Amendment 40-20Freight containers
Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Model Regulations (Rev.18)Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS, Rev.5)
European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN 2015)European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR 2015). September 2014.
SOLAS (Consolidated edition, 2014)SOLAS AMENDMENTS 2010 AND 2011
CSS Code 2011. Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and SecuringMARPOL (Consolidated Edition, 2011)
RID Regulations Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Railechnical Instructions of the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (ICAO)
Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units "CTU Code"International Convention on Safe Containers 1972 (CSC 1972), 2014

The Russian Federation is a party of all the abovementioned regulation documents.

In addition to the international regulations for transportation of dangerous goods, there are national regulations of the Russian Federation which were developed on the basis or with due consideration of the abovementioned regulation documents:

Declaring and certification of dangerous goods is the responsibility of the shipper (cargo owner) and should be performed in accordance with the requirements of the procedure for declaration, certification and control of issuance of certificates for dangerous goods.

Dangerous goods should be classified by the shipper in accordance with GOST 19433 Dangerous goods. Classification and marking and the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods.

The following goods should be declared as dangerous goods for transportation:

Dangerous goods should be allowed for transportation in cargo units if their transport packaging:

When dispatching packaged dangerous goods the shipper should provide the port, the freighter and the carrier or their representatives with the documents specified in the Regulations, as well as with:

When dispatching dangerous goods in a container the person responsible for loading of the container should provide the Certificate of loading the container with dangerous goods in accordance with RD Rules for Maritime Transportation of Cargo in Containers.

When shipping dangerous goods in bulk the shipper should provide the documents specified in the Rules for Safe Transportation of Not Grain Bulk Cargoes:

Dangerous goods without the abovementioned markings and documents should not be offered for transportation and delivery to the ports. Marine Port Authorities should check the presence of the required documents for dangerous goods sent by sea on board the vessel.

"Russian Register" J.S.C. performs for and on behalf of shippers (cargo owners):


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