Class 1 Dangerous Cargo Shipping

Make sure your class 1 dangerous cargo is in safe hands with our expert dangerous goods service

At SLG Logistics, we specialise in the secure transport of Class 1 Dangerous Goods, which include explosive substances and articles. These materials require careful handling and strict safety protocols to make sure they’re transported safely and comply with national and international regulations.

Our expert team is trained to manage the risks of transporting explosive materials effectively, using the latest safety processes and handling methods. We guarantee that your cargo will be in safe hands from the moment it arrives with us to last-mile delivery.

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What Is Class 1 Dangerous Cargo?

Class 1 Dangerous Goods are substances and articles with explosive properties. These materials are categorised into 6 divisions based on their risk levels and the nature of the hazards they present, which range from industrial explosives to fireworks and small arms ammunition. 

Each division represents a different type of hazard which needs specific safety measures and handling procedures. For example, substances with a mass explosion hazard require stricter controls than those with a minor blast hazard. Compliance with these classification standards safeguards the transport process and helps prevent any potential risks associated with these explosive materials.

Examples Of Commonly Transported Dangerous Cargo


Dynamite is a powerful explosive used in construction and mining and is known for its ability to break through rock and other solid materials. It requires careful handling and temperature-stable environments to prevent accidental detonation.

Black Powder 

Black powder is one of the oldest known explosives, often used in quarrying and fireworks. It is sensitive to ignition from sparks and needs to be transported in moisture-proof containers to maintain its effectiveness and safety.


From professional displays to consumer products, fireworks are a common but hazardous cargo. They require careful classification and packaging to prevent accidental ignition during transport.


Detonators are essential for initiating explosions, as well as other explosive materials that are used in demolition and mining. They are extremely sensitive and require secure isolation from shocks, vibrations, and static electricity during transport.

Ammonium Nitrate Fuel Oil (ANFO)

A popular choice for bulk industrial explosives, ANFO is used mainly in mining. It is relatively safe to handle under normal conditions but becomes highly explosive when mixed with fuel oil and subjected to a detonator.

Class 1 Dangerous Goods Divisions

Division 1.1

These materials can explode as a whole unit and pose severe risks to everything nearby, requiring the highest level of caution and secure containment during transport. Typical examples include TNT and dynamite.

Division 1.4

This division includes items that pose a minimal threat during transport, like model rocket propellants or small arms ammunition. Although relatively safe, standard safety measures are still applied to prevent accidents.

Division 1.2

While incapable of a mass explosion, these goods can still project fragments at high velocities when detonating. Examples include certain types of ammunition and specific fireworks.

Division 1.5

These are very insensitive materials, meaning they are less likely to detonate, but the explosion can be massive if they do. Examples include certain types of commercial blasting agents.

Division 1.3

These materials, such as some types of flares and commercial fireworks, are mainly a fire risk but may also cause minor explosions or project fragments.

Division 1.6

The least hazardous in the class 1 category, these articles, like some missile and rocket components, are designed to withstand significant stresses without detonating.

Shipping Class 1 Dangerous Goods With SLG

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Why SLG For Transporting Class 1 Dangerous Goods

Expertise & Experience

Our knowledgeable team is trained to handle the logistics difficulties for dangerous cargo. We know all the legal and operational requirements needed to safely transport these materials across borders whilst complying with laws and regulations.

Safety Measures

We adhere to strict safety protocols, using special packaging and secure transportation methods tailored to the specific needs of each type of dangerous good. This approach minimises risks and ensures the highest level of security throughout the journey

Strategic Route Planning

Our logistics experts carefully plan the most efficient and safest routes for transporting dangerous goods. We consider all potential risks and regulatory requirements to choose routes that minimise travel time and avoid areas prone to disruptions.

Detailed Documentation

Accurate and thorough documentation is essential for the successful transport of dangerous goods. Our customs clearance brokers can manage all necessary paperwork, from safety declarations to transport documents, ensuring compliance with domestic and international standards.


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Class 1 Dangerous Cargo FAQs

What documentation is required for shipping class 1 dangerous cargo?

Shipping class 1 dangerous goods requires all the necessary documentation to comply with legal standards. This includes a Dangerous Goods Note (DGN), safety data sheets, and the appropriate transport permits.

Our air freight services can quickly and safely manage urgent transports, ensuring that even the most sensitive shipments reach their destination on time and in perfect condition.

We offer extensive freight cargo insurance options to cover your goods during transit. This insurance provides financial protection against potential losses or damages, giving you peace of mind.

Transit times for class 1 dangerous goods vary depending on the destination and mode of transport used. However, our knowledgeable team will provide you with estimated delivery schedules based on our experience and current logistical conditions to ensure timely and secure delivery.

Contact our expert team today and trust us to meet all your dangerous goods handling needs.

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