International transport regulations

The main international regulations for the transport of dangerous goods (TDG) cover air, sea (in packaged form), road, rail and inland waterways transport. All, except MARPOL and the IBC Code, are defined by the U.N. recommendations on TDG.

  • Air transport: the international IATA Code
  • Sea transport in packaged form: the international IMDG Code
  • Sea transport for goods in bulk: MARPOL and IBC Code
  • Inland waterways transport: ADN Code (EU Agreement) and 49 CFR (US DOT)
  • Road transport: ADR Code (EU Agreement) and 49 CFR (US DOT)
  • Rail transport: RID Code (EU Agreement) and 49 CFR (US DOT)