The Dangerous Goods Note is a transport document that gives details about the contents of a consignment to carriers, receiving authorities and forwarders.
How is a Dangerous Goods Note used?
A Dangerous Goods Note is used to accompany hazardous goods in transit.
You can use a Dangerous Goods Note when you transport goods using all forms of transport except air freight, when the IATA Dangerous Goods Declaration is normally used.
When you transport dangerous goods, your consignment must be accompanied by a document that declares what the dangers of the goods are. By using a Dangerous Goods Note, you can complete the same standard document for all consignments of dangerous goods, regardless of which port or Inland Container Depot they are going to.
If you use the Customs Freight Simplified Procedures you can use a Dangerous Goods Note as a pre-shipment advice - see the classification of dangerous goods.
What are the benefits a Dangerous Goods Note?
When you use a Dangerous Goods Note it gives the receiving authority complete, accurate and timely information about your consignment. So they have clear and precise details on how your goods should be handled.
Using a Dangerous Goods Note also means that everyone who has an interest in your consignment has adequate information at each movement stage.