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Compliance software for dangerous goods transport by sea

Exis Technologies launches new ADR capability, 19 December 2013

Exis Technologies' IMDG Code compliance and training product range has been expanded to cover road transport requirements arising from the ADR Agreement. 

When dangerous goods are moved into or out of Europe by sea under the IMDG Code, certain requirements imposed by ADR (or equivalent national regulations) must be met during the road leg to or from the port.

Compliance with the IMDG Code alone is not enough; ADR provisions relating to matters such as driver training, safety equipment, documentation and vehicle and trailer markings all need to be addressed.

Responding to this issue and the needs of many of its customers, Exis has enhanced its Hazcheck compliance systems to cover additional provisions and/or variations which apply during the road legs of a combined road/sea journey.

For example, Hazcheck Online, an online subscription service, currently allows a consignor shipping a dangerous goods cargo transport unit to Europe to check the shipment against the IMDG Code; the new version also provides for the creation of a validation report highlighting ADR requirements for the road journey, including:

  • tunnel restriction codes
  • additional ADR documentation provisions
  • transport unit marking and placarding


Hazcheck Workstation, a computer download version of Hazcheck Online, also has ADR capability added. 

The ADR Dangerous Goods List is available as part of Hazcheck Data, a 'toolkit' which can be integrated into customers' software systems

Exis has also added an ADR module to IMDG Code e-learning, an online training course which was developed in collaboration with the International Maritime Organization. 

Students taking the IMDG Code course can now opt to include additional road transport elements covering the general provisions of ADR, additional documentation requirements, ADR carriage requirements and ADR exemptions.

The ADR module is intended for students already familiar with the international rules for the carriage of dangerous goods by sea and is designed to provide a means of extending knowledge of the sea regulations to cover European road regulations.  It can be added to any of the courses - general awareness, function specific, advanced, freight forwarder or refresher.

Both the Hazcheck compliance systems and IMDG Code e-learning are regularly updated to reflect the latest editions of the IMDG Code and ADR Agreement.