Exis Technologies is the leading global supplier of systems for the management of dangerous goods in sea transport. For 30 years major container shipping lines, ports and shippers have been relying on Hazcheck Systems from Exis for regulatory compliance, efficiency and safety in their global operations.
IMDG Code training is mandatory for all shore side staff involved in dangerous goods transport. To meet this challenge, Exis Technologies, with the support of industry bodies, developed IMDG Code e-learning. The cost-effective solution has been implemented by half of the top 20 container lines as well as shippers and logistics operations worldwide.
To address special cargoes and training for all aspects of CTU packing, Exis has recently added CTU training modules to their e-learning programmes. See Labeline web site.
Braemar is an industry leader in land and marine oil and chemical incident response. The company has an involvement and influence in numerous international steering groups and professional development forums.
Braemar Howells operates six response bases in the UK (Milford Haven Bristol Stansted Dundee and Barnsley) and has three offices supporting operations. Each of the bases has an independent response capability allowing rapid, direct deployment to incidents on a ‘nearest the scene’ basis. We can be contacted in an emergency 24/7/365 via our UK call centre which records all calls received ensuring that they can be actioned and prioritised.
The most notable major incident that Braemar Howells Ltd has responded to in the last 5 years was the container vessel Rena that ran aground on the Astralobe reef off the North Island of New Zealand. Prior to that we responded to the Napoli, a similar but larger incident off the UK coast. In both incidents we dealt will all the containers once ashore including several notable dangerous goods tanks and containers such as those containing epichlorohydrin, methyl methacrylate and ethylene diamine. We deal with all sizes of incident from a few mls of mercury or a few hundred grams of picric acid, to a tanker rollover on the road or to oil and chemical incidents at sea.
Braemar Howells will have a Hazmat Incident Response Vehicle at each of the Roadshow events. There will be organised tours during the intervals for up to 15 attendees, which can be booked on the day. The tours will demonstrate some of the equipment and resources that the Braemar’s specialist response teams have on hand when they attend a hazmat incident.
DGOffice simplifies the classification process and makes the calculations to enable users to quickly produce dangerous goods documentation. As it is updated stealthily, and in a timely manner, there is no need to download updates when the regulations change – it is all done automatically. Your documents will always comply with the current DG regulations around the world. DGOffice can link to external data sources and can be integrated into SAP and other enterprise systems.
Once logged in, users have immediate access to product specific dangerous goods information for all modes of transport. This includes Vehicle Placarding, Special Provisions, Segregation, Limited Quantity etc.
From here, it is a straightforward step-by-step process to generate your dangerous goods documents. All the relevant boxes that need populating are highlighted and, by utilising the “Own Articles” module, the data for repeat orders can be rapidly pre-loaded.
DGOffice is a modular system, so you only need to subscribe to the transport modes and additional tools that you require. These include:
Document Archive. Where you can keep all the transport documents that you generate filed within DGOffice.
Own Articles. This holds data on the consignments previously raised so you can readily access product information from your portfolio to populate a new DGN.
Address Labels. To print the package label containing UN Number, Proper Shipping Name and addresses for the Shipper and Consignee.
Statistics. Keeps all the data relating to your shipments – helpful for your DGSA’s report.
For air shippers, there are modules for NOTOC (notification to captain) and NOTOC Acceptance.
The new SEVESO calculation module to help sites to comply with the requirements of SEVESO III.
On the DGOffice login page there is a tab to download a Quick Guide and a help button on most of the pages. See Labeline web site.
For over 35 years, Air Sea Containers has specialised in the manufacturing and supply of UN approved packaging for transporting dangerous goods for air, road and sea.
Operating from our HQ on Merseyside and with operations around the world, Air Sea has an extensive range of over 700 different packaging materials. These include inner, single and combination options, covering everything from stainless steel drums to 4G boxes, 4GV boxes & plywood boxes, as well as specialist packagings for substances requiring thermal control, infectious substances and lithium batteries.
Our extensive range of dangerous goods packaging and accessories, including vermiculite, are available off the shelf for next day delivery – and with no minimum order requirements.
Alongside our extensive packaging range, Air Sea offers advice and guidance on all aspects of dangerous goods shipping; from helping shippers understand regulations to identifying suitable compliant packaging.
We offer complete solutions to everyday dangerous goods queries:
- Free guidance and expert consultation
- UN approval and testing of packagings intended to transport dangerous goods
- DGSA (Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor) services
- Dangerous goods training
- Bespoke product development
BADGP came into existence following a meeting, convened by the late Desmond Waight in June 2010, to discuss the formation of an association for dangerous goods professionals to help improve their skills and provide a channel through which could approach the authorities. BADGP aims to support professionals who work in the business of transporting dangerous goods; in whatever mode of transport: road, rail, air and sea.
We are a growing, non-profit, Great Britain based membership association but are also very pleased to welcome members from overseas. As of the beginning of 2016, as well as those throughout Great Britain, we have members based in Cyprus, Ireland, Israel and Portugal.
Our members work in an extremely diverse array of companies in many different sectors of industry, but all with a professional interest in the transport of dangerous goods and a keen desire to keep up to date with legislation and best practice and be part of the professional community that BADGP exists to provide.
We support our dangerous good professionals in many different ways including:
informing: via emails, a quarterly newsletter and making available materials from past events to members
listening: finding out what members want to know and what they want from the Association though our online surveys
meeting: through our series of professionally run events such as no-charge AGM and lectures event, information seminars and webinars
discussing: though our very successful online “forum” which boasts over 3,000 members
networking: our events are the ideal place to interact with fellow dangerous goods professionals
representing: we represent our members at UK Government stakeholder groups (DfT, MCA and CAA) and are the UK member of EASA (European Association of [national association] dangerous goods Safety Advisers)
Social Media: we run Twitter and Facebook pages as well as our LinkedIn discussion forum.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 265 airlines or 83% of total air traffic. We support many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.
The safety of many depends on the strength of the supply chain. Dangerous Goods surround us everyday, everywhere. Be a strong link, and apply the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.
The IATA DGR is THE trusted source to help you prepare and document dangerous shipments. Recognized by the world’s airlines for almost 60 years, the DGR is the most complete, up-to-date, and user-friendly reference in the industry.
So next time you prepare, process, accept or handle a dangerous goods shipment, please STOP, THINK, CHECK…. and ensure you have applied the IATA DGR. For all IATA publications relating to dangerous goods, visit the Labeline web site.
IHMM is the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management, a USA-based non-profit, non-governmental organisation that provides a range of exams and qualifications for the dangerous goods industry. These include the Certified Dangerous Goods Professional credential which is the global gold standard for multimodal expertise in hazardous materials and the transport of dangerous goods. The CDGP is awarded by IHMM to individuals who meet eligibility requirements and pass a rigorous written examination. Labeline is the IHMM’s Educational Affiliate in Europe.