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Transportation of dangerous goods

Transportation of dangerous goods

The purpose of the transport of dangerous goods is to contribute to the functionality and competitiveness of the logistics chain by ensuring that dangerous goods are handled and transported in an environmentally sound manner. The purpose of the legislation on the transport of dangerous goods is to prevent and combat any damage and danger which may be caused to persons, the environment or property by the transport of dangerous goods.

The transport of dangerous goods serves Finnish industry and consumers on a daily basis. Effective and efficient freight transport is a fundamental component of the well-being of society. These include the transport of many raw materials and preparations by chemical production and storage facilities, as well as the transport of fuels and gases. Various products are transported to other industries and production, and directly to retailers. In addition to the usual consumer products (e.g. aerosols, paints), dangerous goods are also transported for agricultural and forestry purposes (e.g. fertilizers and pesticides). Waste shall be carried in accordance with the regulations on the transport of dangerous goods if they have properties classified as dangerous in transport. Most of the materials transported are fuel oils and transport fuels.

Transport operations are international in nature. Traficom represents Finland at industry meetings and actively participates in international cooperation.

TDG: News

TDG crime and violation statistics

TDG crime and violation statistics can be found in the publication of the Finnish national environmental crime monitoring group, Environmental Crime Review 2019 (External link) (In Finnish) 

Information on accidents and incidents involving dangerous goods

Traficom publication 2/2019 (External link) (pdf in Finnish): Accidents and incidents in the transport of dangerous goods by sea

Traficom publication 3/2019 (External link) (pdf in Finnish): Accidents and incidents in the transport of dangerous goods by road in Finland 2013-2018

Traficom publication 9/2019 (External link) (pdf in Finnish): Accidents and incidents in the transport of dangerous goods by air in Finland

Trafi publication 21/2018 (External link) (pdf in Finnish): Accidents and incidents in the transport of dangerous goods by rail

Traficom publications on the quantities of transport of dangerous goods

Traficom publication 4/2019 (External link) (pdf in Finnish) Transport of dangerous goods in 2017. The purpose of this study was to collect information on the transport of dangerous goods by road, rail, sea and air in 2017 in Finland. Information has been collected on the quantities and quality of dangerous goods transported and in the road transport the points of departure and destination.

New TDG Road and Rail regulations come into force March 15, 2019 (TDG 2019)

Traficom has issued on 6 March 2019 (External link) new regulations for the transport of dangerous goods by road and rail which will come into force on 15 March 2019. The transition period is until 30 June 2019.

Report from the Commission on checks on the transport of dangerous goods by road 2012-2014

Report from the commission (External link) to the European Parliament and the council on the application by the member states of council directive 95/50/EC on uniform procedures for checks on the transport of dangerous goods by road. (Annexes (External link))

TDG

TDG- Strategy 2012-2020 (External link) (Ministry of Transport and Communications, in Finnish)

Additional information

Traficom publications 4/2019 (External link) (pdf only in Finnish): Transport of dangerous goods in 2017

The international field (External link) of transport orders of dangerous goods (in Finnish)

TDG: Enactments and regulations (External link)

TDG-Day

Traficom TDG Day 2019 (7.2.2019): Event material (in Finnish) (External link).

Trafi TDG Day 2018 (1.2.2018): Event material (in Finnish) (External link).

Trafi TDG Day 2017 (9.2.2017): Event material (in Finnish) (External link).

Trafi TDG Day 2016 (3.2.2016): Event material (in Finnish (External link)).

Trafi TDG Day 2015 (9/9/2015): Event material (in Finnish (External link)).