Dangerous goods are worldwide classified under the IMDG (International Maritime Dangerous
Goods) code and rule the International Transportation of dangerous or hazardous cargo.
Basically the IMDG type classification on the left are widely in use.
|Explosives and substances containing explosives (including 6 subdivided divisions)|
|Non flammable gases|
|Flammable liquids substances|
|Flammable solid substances|
|Self reacting substances|
|Substances which in contact with water emit flammable gases|
|Miscellaneous dangerous substances|
|The applicable system of the USA is the dangerous diamond acc. to NFPA 704|