Hazardous Material Transportation

Hazardous Material Transportation

Hazardous material transportation is a logistic activity undertaken according to procedures specified by documents such as ADR and SRC5. Hazardous material transportation refers to the transportation of fuel and similar flammable materials and this procedure is audited by extremely strict procedures since these materials might pose a risk to human health and the environment. The transportation activity must be undertaken with the highest care and sensitivity. Hazardous material transportation can be done by road as well as maritime transportation.

Road Hazardous Material Transportation

Hazardous material transportation that uses road transportation especially uses transit options. Accordingly, only road options are used for the hazardous materials that will be delivered to the target location. In addition to that, different transportation methods are preferred when road transportation is insufficient.

Maritime Hazardous Material Transportation

If the location for hazardous material transportation is overseas or if faster delivery is an option, the maritime transportation method might be preferred. Hazardous material logistics over maritime transportation means transporting the hazardous materials loaded from ports via tanker or similar maritime vehicles. Since the criteria for hazardous material transportation via maritime transportation are extremely strict, the entire process might be undertaken carefully and all procedures must be considered. However, an intermodal approach might be preferred if maritime and road options are insufficient.

Combined Hazardous Material Transportation

Combined hazardous material transportation is a method when multiple transportation options are insufficient. While this is an effective method in terms of delivery safety, this method is extremely cost-efficient for long distances. In addition to that, the delivery can be completed in the fastest way since maritime, road and other methods are used in combined hazardous material transportation.