Transportation of Chemicals - Market Requirements
Due to the exacting standards, transportation of chemicals is not an easy project. A rapidly growing chemical market creates new opportunities for logistics companies but it also systematically requires higher requirements.
April 22, 2014 (Newswire.com) - Logistics is one of the key elements of the chemical industry. The share of transport of dangerous goods in the total amount of road transport is estimated to be approximately 10-15%. Most freight are massive tank shipments, of which over 70% is a liquid fuel. According to the Chief Inspector of Road Transport in 2013 18,999 vehicles with dangerous goods were checked.
Due to the exacting standards, transportation of chemicals is not an easy project. First of all, it requires maintaining the highest safety standards. The specificity and the risks associated with the carriage of hazardous materials, make this difficult task manageable for only well prepared forwarding companies. - Andriej Kolosowski, CEO AsstrA Forwarding AG.
- ISO 9001:2008 - is an international standard which contains requirements for quality management systems. Applicable when organizations need to demonstrate the ability to provide product/ service that meets customer and legalization requirements.
- SQAS - Safety & Quality Assessment System is a tool for examining and determining the level of safety and quality of operational activities undertaken in managing chemical products both neutral and dangerous subject to the legislation of the ADR, RID, AND, and specified risk materials HCDG by entities operating in the logistics chain.
A rapidly growing chemical market creates new opportunities for logistics companies, but it also systematically requires higher and higher requirements in terms of safety standards. Chemical companies pose high demands for subcontractors and quickly verify their experience and abilities. The foundation of successful cooperation today is not only the ability to organize the transport of goods between two points, but to make sure that the customer receives a "tailor made" offer.