Dangerous goods & waste

Safe transport

The combined transport of dangerous goods is a guarantee of safety and respect for the environment. Another important aspect is the continuity of the process and modal shift policies for dangerous goods from road to rail.


Hupac has a central service dedicated to this type of transport, with a Dangerous Goods compliance advisor appointed and trained in accordance with Directive 96/35/EC, assisted by a competent team to support the various requests of customers, as well as the bodies responsible for control.

The service manages all the aspects that contribute to carry out the traffics in full safety, among which:

  • compliance with the requirements of the regulations ADR (road traffic), RID (rail traffic), IMDG (maritime traffic), waste transport
  • compliance with national provisions
  • provisions for customers and employees
  • contacts with the relevant offices
  • staff training
  • central database
  • coordination with group and/or partner terminals
  • support in case of irregularities/accidents.

Goods not admitted for the transport

Combined and rail transport is suitable for the transport of numerous goods, subject to compliance with the rules laid down in the RID (rail) and ADR (road) regulations.

For RID, the following goods are not admitted (RID

  • explosive goods of class 1, compatibility group 1 (no. ONU 0074, 0113, 0114, 0129, 0130, 0135, 0224 and 0473)
  • self-reactive goods of class 4.1, for which is necessary the temperature control (from no. ONU 3231 to 3240)
  • polymerization goods of class 4.1, for which is required the temperature control (no. ONU 3533, 3534)
  • organic peroxide of class 5.2, for which is required the temperature control (from no. ONU 3111 to 3120)
  • sulphur trioxide of class 8, pure at least at 99.95%, which is transported in tank without inhibitor (class 8, UN 1829)
  • polymerising substances of classes 1 to 8 in packagings or IBCs with a self-accelerating decomposition temperature (SAPT) ≤ 50 °C and polymerising substances in tanks with a SAPT ≤ 45 °C, therefore requiring temperature control.

More generally, not all prohibited goods listed in Table A of the RID/ADR ch. 3.2 can be carried by rail.



Risk and Safety Delegate |
HSEQ and DG Manager
Hupac Intermodal SA
Viale R. Manzoni 6
CH-6830 Chiasso
+41 58 8558070