Dangerous goods are shipments that contain e.g. explosive, flammable, toxic, infectious, radioactive, and corrosive substances and objects. When shipping dangerous goods you have to document all the details of your shipment to the carriers in order for them to know how to handle your goods. Dangerous goods documentation must comply with some strict legal standards which can be confusing and time-consuming. Therefore, you can benefit from automating this process via nShift Ship.
nShift Ship automatically prints the necessary dangerous goods documents and transfers data to the carrier. You can use Dangerous Goods in nShift Ship regardless of road/sea carrier and the destination of your shipment. The automated process is conducted via integration to DG office (from DGM), which ensures that dangerous goods descriptions and documents are always updated in order for your shipments to arrive safely. The DG Office integration is controlled via nShift Ship's integration module. In order for you to use Dangerous Goods, you must acquire a DG office license from a DGM Partner.
How it works
Firstly, you need to be affiliated with a DGM partner and acquire a DG office license to send dangerous goods. nShift can help you find a DGM partner if you do not already have one. With the license key in hand, the connection between nShift and DG office is easily set up.
You create your dangerous goods articles through your user access to the online catalog in DG office, which then acts as a database and validation of your dangerous goods. nShift Ship automatically collects information about your dangerous goods from DG office via the article number, which you fill out or import (e.g. from the ERP system) to your nShift Ship installation. This saves you hours of work because you do not need to manually fill out dangerous goods documents each time you send dangerous goods. At the same time, the built-in validation prevents you from any fines or accidents.
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