Cargo insurance


Cargo insurance is another important factor. The probability of occurrence of dangerous and unpredictable phenomena is quite high during the transportation. The cargo can be damaged, destroyed or disappear during the transportation. Cargo insurance is just meant to compensate the damages and losses, caused during the land, rail, sea and air transportation. If you like, we will realize cargo insurance, which guarantees the safety of the cargo during the transportation. "Trans Leader" collaborates with leading insurance companies which have great experience in the field of cargo insurance.


                                                                                   The transport of Dangerous goods

“Trans Leader” LLC uses special vehicles with a necessary technical equipment (ADR system) for the transport of dangerous goods. It should be mentioned that there are represented special requirements for international road cargo transportation of dangerous goods, their transportation should be performed in accordance with the strictest security rules. The company has the necessary experience, technics and drivers, specialized for the transportation of dangerous goods. The vehicles are equipped with ADR system – fire-fighting equipment and corresponding signs. The international transportation of dangerous goods, including the exporting-importing and transit road cargo transportation, are implemented in the territory of CIS countries according to the norms and rules of international conventions. All the actions are performed under the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road and the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. According to the features, enshrined in the above-mentioned documents, the classification of dangerous goods has been made, which entered into force on July 1, 2001. According to that classification, the dangerous goods are divided into 9 classes and several divisions. The dangerous goods of each category, in accordance with their physico-chemical features, types and degrees of danger, are divided into divisions, classes and groups. According to AST 19433-88, the following classes are differentiated:

Class 1. Explosives, which can produce an explosion with their features, cause fire, as well as equipment, consisting of explosive liquids and substances, for pyrotechnic effect.

  •  Division 1.1. Consists of explosives and pyrotechnic substances or products that cause a mass explosion, which affects the entire load instantaneously.
  •  Division 1.2. Consists of explosives and pyrotechnic substances or products that have a partial explosion hazard.
  •  Division 1.3. Consists of explosives and pyrotechnic substances or products that have a fire hazard in case of either a minor blast or its absence.
  •  Division 1.4. Consists of explosives and pyrotechnic substances or products that present a minor explosion hazard during the transportation in case of ignition or receiving and do not damage the devices and packages.
  •  Division 1.5. Consists of mass explosive substances that are less sensitive, and there is very little probability of initiation of burning or of transition from burning to detonation during their transportation or reception.
  •  Division 1.6. Consists of products or substances which contain not explosive substances that are almost insensitive to detonation and do  not have mass explosion hazard

Class 2. Gases, compressed, cryogenic liquefied and dissolved under pressure, which correspond to at least one of the following requirements:

·         absolute vapour pressure at 50C˚ equal to or greater than 3 kg/cm2 (300 kPa);

·        critical temperature below 50C˚.

On the physical condition, gases are divided into: 

·        compressed, the critical temperature is below -10C˚;

·        liquefied, the critical temperature is equal to or higher than -10C˚ but below 70C˚;

·        liquefied, the critical temperature is equal to or below 70C˚;

·        dissolved under pressure;

·        liquefied hypothermia;

·        aerosols and compressed gases that fall under special regulations.

Divisions are:

2.1 - non-flammable gases;       

2.2 - non-flammable poisonous gas;

2.3 - flammable gases;

2.4 - flammable toxic gases;

2.5 - chemically unstable;

2.6 - chemically unstable toxic.

Class 3. Flammable liquids, mixtures of liquids, as well as liquids, containing solids in solution or suspension, which emit flammable vapours having Flash Point 61C˚ and below in a closed crucible.

Division 3.1 - flammable liquid with a low flash point and liquids with a flash point in closed crucible below -18C˚, or liquids with a flash point in the result of the conjunction with other hazardous properties, except flammable;

Division 3.2 - flammable liquid with a flash point average with a flash point in a closed crucible from -18C˚ to +23C˚;

Division 3.3 - highly flammable liquid with a high flash point in a closed crucible from 23C˚ to 61C˚.

Class 4. Flammable substances (other than those classed as explosives), which during transportation can easily catch fire from external ignition sources 

due to friction, absorption of moisture, spontaneous chemical reactions, as well as heating.  

Division 4.1 - flammable solids which are easily ignited by brief exposure of external sources of ignition (spark, flame or friction) and actively burn;

Division 4.2 - pyrophoric substances, which under normal conditions of transport can spontaneously heat and ignite;

Division 4.3 - substances that emit flammable gases in contact with water.

Class 5 - Oxidizing substances and organic peroxides, which can easily release oxygen to support combustion, as well as in appropriate circumstances, or in mixtures with other substances may cause spontaneous ignition and explosion.

Division 5.1 - Oxidizing substances, which are not combustible by themselves but enhance the combustibility of other substances and produce oxygen during combustion, thereby increasing the intensity of the fire.

Division 5.2 - Organic peroxides, which in most cases are flammable and can act as oxidizing agents and interact dangerously with other substances. Many of them are easily ignited and sensitive to shock and friction.

Class 6 - Toxic and infectious substances which can cause death, poisoning or illness if swallowed or in contact with skin and mucous membranes. 

Division 6.1 - poisonous (toxic) substances that can cause poisoning if inhaled (vapor, dust), ingestion or skin contact;

Division 6.2 - substances and materials containing pathogens affecting humans and animals.

Class 7 - radioactive materials with a specific activity of more than 70 kBq / kg (2 nCi / g).

Class 8 – spicy and corrosive substances that cause damage to the skin, mucous membranes and respiratory tract, metal corrosion and damage to vehicles, buildings or goods, as well as may cause fire in contact with organic materials or certain chemicals.

Division 8.1 - acid;

Division 8.2 - alkali;

Division 8.3 - various spicy and corrosive substances.

Class 9 - substances with relatively low risks during the transportation which refer to none of the previous classes, but require the application to them of certain rules during the transportation and storage.

Division 9.1 - solid and liquid combustible substances and materials, whose properties do not belong to the 3rd and 4th classes, but can be dangerous to fire under certain conditions (flammable liquids with a flash point of +61C˚ to +100C˚ in a closed container, fiber and other similar materials);

Division 9.2 - substances that become spicy and corrosive under certain conditions.