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DANGEROUS GOODS (FOR SEA TRANSPORT)

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French Equivalent: Marchandises dangereuses

Definition:
The classifications of dangerous goods are those defined by the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and subsidiary bodies (ST/SG/AC.10/1/Rev.5).

There are nine classes of dangerous goods:
1. explosives;
2. gases;
3. flammable liquids;
4. flammable solids, substances liable to spontaneous combustion, substances which, on contact with water emit flammable gases;
5. oxidizing substances, organic peroxides;
6. poisonous (toxic) and infectious substances;
7. radioactive material;
8. corrosives; and,
9. miscellaneous dangerous substances.

Source Publication:
Glossary for Transport Statistics, prepared by the Intersecretariat Working Group on Transport Statistics – Eurostat, European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

Statistical Theme: Transport statistics

Created on Wednesday, June 19, 2002

Last updated on Friday, April 25, 2003