Transport of dangerous goods (ADR)

Whether explosives, ammunition and fireworks, gases and gas mixtures or flammable and self-igniting substances and mixtures: Transporting dangerous goods requires extensive special knowledge! This starts with the acceptance of the goods, affects the actual transport of the goods, load securing, vehicle equipment, driver training, equipment at the transshipment points, correct documentation and much more.

In some cases, separate regulations apply to the transport of dangerous goods by water, land and air. It takes a lot of expertise and experience to comply with all regulations and precautionary measures. We are happy to provide you with both!

Our competent dangerous goods officer knows what labeling, documentation and precautionary measures are required when transporting your dangerous goods. Our employees are regularly trained in order to always be up to date on the currently applicable regulations.

All employees that we use for the transport of dangerous goods have been specially trained for this beforehand. Our drivers are of course in possession of valid ADR training certificates and the vehicles are equipped with the prescribed hazardous goods equipment.

What does “ADR” actually stand for?

ADR is the official abbreviation commonly used in the logistics industry for “Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises d angereuses par route”. This is a European convention that aims to ensure the safe handling of dangerous goods.

This is to avoid damage to people, animals, the environment and important general goods. The regulations contain, for example, the classification, packaging, labeling and documentation of the respective dangerous goods as well as how to deal with the dangerous goods during actual transport and the selection of suitable vehicles.

Which requirements still apply?

The regulations of the ADR are extremely extensive and must be observed very strictly. In addition, the “Act on the Carriage of Dangerous Goods” and the “Ordinance on the Domestic and Cross-Border Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, Rail and Inland Waterways” also apply.

Our dangerous goods officer can tell you exactly which rules apply to your dangerous goods. So you can concentrate fully on your business – we take care of the proper transport.


Am Dobben 18

28203 Bremen



+49 421 33772-0

BREMEN (head office)

Peter Harms Schiffahrts- und Speditionsgesellschaft mbH
Am Dobben 18
28203 Bremen
Phone: +49 421 33772-0
Fax: +49 421 33772-22


Peter Harms Schiffahrts- und Speditionsgesellschaft mbH
Kuehnehöfe 20
22761 Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 6077635-0