Dangerous Goods Survey Results and Supply Chains

by Carolyn Mathas

The 2023 Global Dangerous Goods Confidence Outlook was announced by #DangerousGoodsLabelmaster, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and Hazardous Cargo Bulletin. Survey results show the need to reduce process complexity, establish effective staff recruitment and retention programs, and enhance digitalization to facilitate the safe and compliant transport of dangerous goods and hazardous materials.

Ongoing supply chain disruptions and the growth of e-commerce and markets that rely on dangerous goods have made shipping goods safely difficult. The survey showed a need to reduce process complexity and enhance digitalization to address future supply chain and regulatory challenges.

Key Findings and Recommendations

  • 85% believe their infrastructure is on par or ahead of the industry
  • 92% increased their dangerous goods investment the same year-over-year
  • 56% believe their current infrastructure meets their current needs
  • 28% said it meets current and future needs
  • Process complexity, mis-declared DGs, and attracting qualified staff are challenges
  • 72% need more support to address future DG compliance
  • 56% say mis-declaration of DGs will stay the same or worsen
  • 73% report their organizations have sustainability initiatives planned or in place
  • 27% do not have any sustainability initiatives planned

More than 1,000 DG professionals from around the world were surveyed about their organizations’ operations and their expectations for the industry. The survey was conducted between April 18 and June 1, 2023.

To learn more about the state of the global DG supply chain, download https://www.labelmaster.com/dg-confidence-outlook/2023-results.

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