Dangerous Goods Note Or Declaration

When shipping Dangerous cargo it is required that the shipper has to complete a Dangerous Goods Note declaring that the goods are classified and packed correctly. In addition the person packing the container, vehicle has to declare that this has been done according to legislation. These declarations might differ in format but must be in accordance with the regulations of the IMDG Code, IATA DGR, ADR etc. 

Download the Shipper's Declaration for Dangerous Goods document here

The information required on the documents is as follows:


  • Full name and address


  • Full name and address

Description of goods in sequence

  • UN number (preceded by UN)
  • Proper Shipping Name including technical name (if required)
  • Primary IMO class, secondary, tertiary
  • Packing Group

Information which supplements the Proper Shipping Name in the dangerous goods description (If applicable)

  • Technical names for "n.o.s." and other generic descriptions
  • Empty uncleaned packagings, bulk containers and tanks
  • Wastes
  • Elevated temperature substances
  • Marine Pollutants
  • Flashpoint
  • Total quantity of dangerous goods - This includes the weight in Kilos of each substance, as well as the number and type of packaging

Also to be included if applicable;

  • Limited quantities
  • Salvage packagings
  • Substances stabilized by temperature control
  • Control and Emergency temperature: __° C
  • Aerosols - If the capacity of an aerosol is above 1000ml, this shall be declared.

The declaration and the container packing declaration must be signed and dated. There are also national and local regulations to be considered when preparing the Dangerous Goods. Documentation for example 24 Hour Emergency Telephone Number which is mandatory in many countries. There may be other documentation required at time of booking, these will normally be documents as prescribed by the IMDG code, but may also include specific documents required by a local authorities.