Hazardous goods in limited quantities (LQ)

When you ship with DPD you can rely on security.

Hazardous goods in limited quantities (LQ)

When you ship with DPD you can rely on security.

Whether within Austria or internationally, when it comes to the transport of hazardous goods DPD is your reliable partner.

Important information on domestic hazardous goods shipping

 

We transport a wide range of classified hazardous goods for you almost anywhere in Austria in accordance with the applicable ADR hazardous goods regulations.

  • We offer you domestic hazardous goods shipping with our DPD standard parcel service.

  • On your behalf we ship ADR-classified hazardous goods which are packed in limited quantities in accordance with LQ regulations and are marked appropriately.

  • The transport of hazardous goods is subject to strict statutory regulations. As a result they require prior consultation with your DPD depot. Please note our general terms and conditions. Your DPD depot will be happy to advise you on all the necessary requirements and additional shipping regulations.

Important information on the international shipping of hazardous goods

 

Within our European road network we ship ADR-classified hazardous goods which are packed in limited quantities in accordance with LQ regulations and are marked appropriately.

  • DPD ships hazardous goods for you in limited quantities to the following countries: Belgium, Denmark, Poland, Germany, Portugal, France, Switzerland, Croatia, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Netherlands, Spain.

  • The transport of hazardous goods is subject to strict statutory regulations. As a result they require prior consultation with your DPD depot.

  • This service is not available for islands which can only be reached by sea or by air. This applies, for example, to the Azores, the Balearic Islands, Madeira, Corsica, Spitzbergen and some Danish islands, together with areas with the same postcodes on the mainland.

Hazardous goods brochure

Hazardous goods

Here you will find all the relevant information at a glance.

What you need to keep in mind

The parcels must be labelled as hazardous goods in limited quantities (LQ)

Your DPD contact will inform you about the legal requirements for correct packaging and other details.

The marking must be easily recognisable and legible, the upper/lower parts and the margin line must be black. The central area must be white or have a suitable contrasting background. The minimum size is 100 mm x 100 mm. If the size of the parcel requires it, the minimum dimensions may be reduced to not less than 50 mm x 50 mm.

Please note that we require the gross mass of the dangerous goods in limited quantities (LQ) handed over to us by you for handling in accordance with the law.

Parcels with hazardous goods which exactly fulfil the following conditions of Chapter 3.4 ADR may be transported with DPD.

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Approved for shipping with DPD

The packaging is a so-called "composite packaging", consisting of one or more inner packaging(s) which contains the hazardous substance or goods and which must be designed in such a way that the contents will not escape under normal conditions of carriage, and outer packaging (e.g. carton, box, crate..) which is sufficiently resistant to the stresses and strains of carriage under normal conditions. In addition, the inner packaging must be packed vertically - without any clearance - into the outer packaging and tightly sealed. If necessary, any empty spaces must also be filled with suitable padding material.

As a general rule, a parcel may not exceed the gross weight of 30 kg. (The usual 31.5 kg upper limit for DPD parcels does not apply here!) There is an additional restriction on each individual inner packaging unit in the parcel - depending on the ADR classification (UN number, official designation, class and packing group) of the hazardous substance contained. The maximum quantity permitted for a substance in an inner packaging unit must be determined in accordance with the latest version of ADR Table 3.2, Column 7a. The quantity limits for a parcel as well as for an inner packaging unit as specified in the above-mentioned regulations must not be exceeded under any circumstances! Information about the ADR classification of a product is usually provided by the respective EC safety data sheet from the manufacturer!

Approved for shipping with DPD

The packaging is a so-called "composite packaging", consisting of one or more inner packaging(s) which contains the hazardous substance or goods and which must be designed in such a way that the contents will not escape under normal conditions of carriage, and outer packaging (e.g. carton, box, crate..) which is sufficiently resistant to the stresses and strains of carriage under normal conditions. In addition, the inner packaging must be packed vertically - without any clearance - into the outer packaging and tightly sealed. If necessary, any empty spaces must also be filled with suitable padding material.

As a general rule, a parcel may not exceed the gross weight of 30 kg. (The usual 31.5 kg upper limit for DPD parcels does not apply here!) There is an additional restriction on each individual inner packaging unit in the parcel - depending on the ADR classification (UN number, official designation, class and packing group) of the hazardous substance contained. The maximum quantity permitted for a substance in an inner packaging unit must be determined in accordance with the latest version of ADR Table 3.2, Column 7a. The quantity limits for a parcel as well as for an inner packaging unit as specified in the above-mentioned regulations must not be exceeded under any circumstances! Information about the ADR classification of a product is usually provided by the respective EC safety data sheet from the manufacturer!

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