Transport & Security

Ensuring chemical security and safe transport is critical for our well-being and safety.
The chemical distribution industry must take its responsibility to limit threats such as accidents and terrorism.

Safe transport of chemicals

Transport of dangerous goods is a global trade issue that needs to be regulated in order to prevent harm to persons, property and the environment. Efforts towards harmonizing rules are therefore desirable. In order to improve consistency, the United Nations has developed the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. However, norms for safe transport of chemicals are developed on different levels and for different modes of transport. Different regulations in different regions, countries and for different modalities can impede international trade and increase risks of accidents.

  UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods
 
 

Chemical security

The security of the international supply chain is one of the main global issues confronting the chemical distribution industry. ICTA members are continuously vigilant to counter the risks of illegal diversion of substances by terrorists and others intending harm. The chemical distribution industry pays extra attention to these risks because it operates in an internationally diverse environment and handle chemicals in lower quantities.
 
Another important security related topic is that of cybersecurity. With cybersecurity threats continuing to evolve in complexity and sophistication, chemical distributors recognize the importance of addressing this growing threat. Protecting the technology that helps run facilities and the valuable information regarding chemical formulas and customer databases from a potential cyber-attack are a key focus for our industry.

  The role of ICTA
  Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
  G7 Chemical Security Working Group