Keep the hazardous container legal on the road too. IMDG vs ADR
Many times, when we want to carry dangerous goods from A to B we have to use multimodal transport. Multimodal transport means different transport modes, for instance, sea, air and road transport. When two different transport mode’s regulations are in use you have to consider how to apply them. Let’s see how to apply road and sea transport regulations.
Every time a cargo transport unit-loaded with dangerous goods-discharged off a boat and lifted by a road transport vehicle you have to consider about dangerous goods regulations on sea-so called IMDG-and on the road ADR. Every cargo transport unit marked according to IMDG on the sea. You will see these placards on the CTU (for example container) on each side.
These placards have different meanings on the road than on the sea.
Thus, we have to make a note on the transport documents as this certain CTU marked according to another regulation, in this specific case according to IMDG. ADR regulations define the exact way how to fulfil this requirement in ADR sub-section 188.8.131.52.1.
The final conclusion is you can leave these marks on the CTU but you have to make a note on the transport document specified by ADR sub-section 184.108.40.206.7.
The note is: “Carriage in accordance with 220.127.116.11.1.”
Once again: In case you lift a container loaded and marked according to IMDG dangerous goods regulations please make this note on the transport docket to keep this transport legal on the road too.