Hazardous Cargo

When it comes to transporting dangerous goods, Vanguard’s global controlled network of owned and managed facilities is of more value than ever. Combined with the expertise of a world-class in-depth hazardous team, this infrastructure allows Vanguard to deliver faultless process and regulatory compliance. As a result, we are the go-to partner for a variety of freight forwarders and chemicals companies when it comes to LCL hazardous cargo ocean transport.


Our infrastructure advantage

Vanguard has built up an extensive footprint of industry-leading CFS and warehouse facilities which allows it not only to promise extensive global control of freight movements and best-in-class end-to-end visibility, but also to respond to the specific infrastructural requirements inherent in dangerous goods transport. Our sustained investment in hazardous cargo facilities means that we have state-of-the-art handling and transportation equipment and widespread cargo segregation capabilities in a range of fully-compliant, C-TPAT & AEO-certified locations.

  • Vanguard has a world-leading hazardous cargo team with IMDG, ADR, & CLP expertise
  • Vanguard operates separate HazMat warehousing space across 15 locations
  • Vanguard can offer extended stays of up to 30 days
  • Vanguard accepts a wide range of handling classes: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, & 9.

Our expert staff

As specific product experts in hazardous cargo transport, Vanguard staff provide customers with the peace of mind that comes from a long track record of safety and compliance. Hazardous goods shipment presents not only a physical and environmental risk, but also a logistical and financial one. Identifying and addressing regulatory compliance issues reliably requires knowledge of legislationextensive product expertise, and unwavering attention to detail – and these are the watchwords in our dedicated DG team, one of the largest in-depth HazMat divisions in the NVOCC sector. In our warehouses, meanwhile, certified DG staff provide on-site handling and on-the-ground correction capability as part of the integrated approach.

The specific capacities of our infrastructure and the excellence of our personnel combine to give Vanguard a commanding position in hazardous cargo compliance – which is why our customers trust us with thousands upon thousands of sensitive shipments every month.

Please contact us to learn more about how we can put our HazMat capabilities to work for your business.

Contacts for information

Graham Cousins
Chief Strategy Officer
Vanguard Logistics Services
+ 1 (310) 847 3008

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