Maritime transport of dangerous goods

International regulations apply to the maritime transport of packaged dangerous goods. There are also requirements for loading and unloading packaged dangerous goods. In the Netherlands, the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) supervises whether carriers comply with the rules.

The ILT cooperates with:

  • Douane (Dutch Customs)
  • Municipal port authorities
  • Politie, Landelijke eenheid (The Netherlands Police, Central Unit)
  • Rijkswaterstaat (Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management)
  • Nederlandse arbeidsinspectie (Netherlands Labour Authority)

Dangerous goods

Reporting incidents and accidents

In the event of an incident involving dangerous goods that jeopardises public safety, you must report it to the ILT. Please use the reporting form Melding voorval/ongeval transport gevaarlijke stoffen binnenvaart, zeevaart, spoor en weg (only in Dutch).