Legislative Context and Governance Principles for Dangerous Goods Transportation (DGT) Integrated Risk Management

  • Gianmarco Baldini
  • Carmelo Di Mauro
  • Jean Pierre Nordvik
  • Vincent Mahieu
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)


Transportation of dangerous goods or hazardous material is a sensible security issues in the transportation sector. Dangerous goods can be transported by various means or modes (maritime, air freight, road and railway) but transportation of dangerous goods by road and rail are the most common modes. Road accidents involving dangerous goods can have critical impacts on population and environment present around the incident area. The risk of civilian casualties is increased in urban areas because of the high density of population. The danger of cascading effects in presence of industrial plants deserves also to be considered. It is therefore highly important to identify any action or technology, which can reduce accidents and improve the safety. This chapter is first reviewing the current state of the legislation, its rules and its limitations. It is then considering how ICT/ITS new technologies can improve the DGT monitoring, for a better dangerous goods transportation management. This assessment is based on past experiences of the Joint Research Centre involved in various demonstration and pilot projects. That first part concluding that, even if available and reliable, the advanced technologies for tracking and tracing are still not deployed, the second part will analyze what is missing for large scale deployment, and assess what are the challenges of an harmonized DGT governance at EU level.


Global Position System Global Navigation Satellite System Global Navigation Satellite System Intelligent Transportation System Road Accident 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gianmarco Baldini
    • 1
  • Carmelo Di Mauro
    • 2
  • Jean Pierre Nordvik
    • 1
  • Vincent Mahieu
    • 1
  1. 1.TP 361 Institute for the Protection and Security of the CitizenJRC Joint Research CentreIspraItaly
  2. 2.Risk Governance Solutions - RGSBusto ArsizioItaly

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