Transportation of hazardous substances is an essential stage for the industrial production and for the commercial use of chemicals. Transportation of hazardous materials may be made by the manufacturing company itself, and alternatively by a transportation company specialized in the field. Either way, we will advise you how to overcome the thicket of permits and licenses required to transport hazardous material and waste, how can you be duly prepared for the responsibilities connected with the transportation of hazardous materials. According to the legislation dealing with the issue, responsibility lies not only with the transporter - it lies also with those who sent on its way ( the dispatcher ) the cargo that contains hazardous material. Although this responsibility of dispatcher exists, it is often not clear, and under its auspices there is a sense that the very hiring of a transportation company sets one exempt from any liability. We can assist you understand your overall responsibility and the division of responsibility between you and the transporter when it comes to dangerous materials, so you can prepare in advance and take all necessary steps to meet the responsibility imposed upon you.
In order to implement the legislation applicable to the transportation of hazardous materials, one should be able to recognize the provisions of the law on environmental issues, often arising from seemingly remote areas, as well as those emerging from the field of safety. Understanding the complex environmental legislation and safety laws, allows us to tie these ends for you, and guide you how to meet any legislation relating to the subject.
Our environmental lawyers can advise you on international shipping of hazardous materials at sea and in the air, and what are the requirements for labeling and marking required in each destination site of your shipment.
If you are transporting hazardous materials or hazardous waste - whether the transport is international or within Israel, be it shipping by air or a ground transportation - you need a wide set of permits and licenses. For example, for ground transportation of hazardous substances within Israel, one has to carry a license to carry hazardous materials. For International transport - one is required to meet the provisions of the Basel Convention on transboundary transport of hazardous waste, and to that end, to recognize and regulate all documents and approvals required by the specific legislation of each member country of the Convention.