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Marking of loading units



RAIL-ROAD TRANSPORT

 
 


Marking of a swap body 

Swap bodies used in combined transport (but also in the initial and final leg to the rail unloading terminal) must have the prescribed placards (25x25 cm) on all four sides.
 
 

Marking of a container

Like a swap body, the container also has placards on all four sides.
 

Marking of a tankcontainer

Tankcontainers in combined transport must have
hazard labels placards on all four sides (5.3.1.2). 
The orange label with the danger code and the
UN number must be affixed on both long sides
(5.3.2.1.2 ADR/RID).

 Tankcontainer Rail / Road
 If the individual chambers contain different substances, each chamber must have an orange label as well as the necessary placard. The placards at both ends must correspond to the placards on the sides. Marking of tankcontainer with different DG
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

 

Marking of a container

Like a swap body, the container also has placards on all four sides.

Marking of a semitrailer

A semitrailer in combined transport does not normally have any placards, but the wagon will have the corresponding placard. The orange label affixed for the initial road leg is required for the rear (5.3.2.2.1 ADR).

Bulk transportation

If goods are transported in bulk in loading units (swap bodies, containers or semitrailers), the loading unit is marked with an orange label on both long sides in addition to the placards. As with the tank container, the danger code and the UN number must be affixed (5.3.2.1.4 ADR).

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ROAD-RAIL-SHIP TRANSPORT

Marking of a tank container for transport by sea

In maritime transport, as in overland transport, the tank container has placards on all four sides. The UN number must also be affixed on all four sides, either in the placard itself (in a white field) or on a “half” orange label. If the chambers contain different substances, the UN number must not be affixed to the end of the tank container.

Marking of a container for transport by sea

In maritime transport the container also has placards on all four sides. If it contains only one type of hazardous goods and this weighs more than four tonnes, however, the UN number of this material must be shown on all four sides. As with the tank container, this number can be indicated on an orange label or on a white background in the placard.

Marking of a semitrailer for transport by sea

In maritime transport there is a general requirement for “marking”. This includes semitrailers, which means that these also must have placards on all four sides. In these cases, of course, the wagon will not have a placard. The semitrailer shown also has a marking for “Marine Pollutant” substances, the crossed-out fish.

Limited quantities in maritime transport

In contrast to overland transport, in which there is no duty of marking for limited quantities, loading units in maritime transport must be marked on all four sides with the text “LTD QTY” or the words “Dangerous goods in limited quantities”.

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TRANSPORTING WASTE

Marking in Germany

In Germany, loading units in combined transport do not need special marking when moving by rail. If the loading unit contains hazardous goods, it must be marked in accordance with ADR/RID. On the initial and final leg by road to the terminal, the loading unit must display a white sign (30 x 40 cm) on which there is a black “A” for “Abfall” (i.e. waste - see § 10 AbfVerbrG, the German regulations governing the transportation of waste). The “A” must remain on the loading unit during rail transportation. For international transport, however, the carrier must check whether there are contrary marking rules in the receiving country (e.g. in Italy the “A” is understood to mean “Alimantari”, i.e. food).

Marking in Italy

In Italy, loading units with waste must be marked with a yellow label (25 x 25 cm) on which there is a black “R”. This applies explicitly for rail transport as well.

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