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In 2021 BADGP is looking to publish our Newsletter approximately every 2 months. The Newsletter will contain a variety of articles prepared by BADGP Committee members and from submissions by other organisations and individuals. 

We actively welcome articles from our members and non-members (you can send contributions to enquiries@badgp.org). Articles can be short snippets of news / updates or fuller contributions. We also welcome photos and graphics. The articles cannot be overtly commercial or of a selling nature, but can, of course, mention your company name, website, etc.

For example, we'd be happy to consider articles such as:

  • legislation: for example: planned changes, enforcement issues, interpretation, how you've dealt with a particular issue, etc.
  • news stories pertaining to dangerous goods that you have spotted in journals, newspapers, internet media, etc. (please be aware of copyright issues)
  • case studies
  • technical articles
  • industry developments
  • (Brexit - dare we mention it?)
  • anything else!

Our Latest Newsletter

Our latest Newsletter, Number 30: February 2021, (available to members here: 30th BADGP Newsletter - February 2021) contains the following articles:


Abandoned Cargo

Abandoned cargo has long been a challenge for stakeholders in the supply chain. Notwithstanding the attention, debate and advice around the topic, it remains at the forefront of logistics operators’ minds. Every year the delay or failure of the consignee to collect cargo results in substantial storage, demurrage and detention costs as well as less quantifiable safety concerns. Such issues are invariably complex and require expensive management time to resolve. Michael Yarwood of the TT Club reports.

Rail Dangerous Goods - RID

We introduce our first Newsletter article on RID, plus announce an RID presentation at our forthcoming AGM and the formation of an RID “User Group”.

RID 2021 – Regulatory Updates

Ivan Schmelczer provides an article containing the RID 2021 modifications that affect the RID only.

Dangerous Goods Training - Is the Current System Suitable?

Les Richings aims to engender some debate on the suitability of two of the major types of training currently delivered: the Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) and Driver Training (ADR).

BADGP AGM & Annual Industry Seminar

We announce the draft Agenda for our forthcoming AGM and Annual Industry Seminar, on 25 March 2021.

Qualified DG Data

Dan Lee takes a detailed look at some data on our Newsletters and contributors.

CTU Code Familiarisation And Training: How Well Do You Know The CTU Code?

Chris Barker takes a look at the IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTU Code), which was was approved by the Maritime Safety Committee at its 93rd session in May 2014, and it was agreed to publish the CTU Code by means of an MSC Circular at its 94th session in November 2014. Whilst the code itself is not limited to instructions for the carriage of Dangerous Goods, carriers will be familiar with the frequent references made to the CTU Code from within the IMDG Code.

BADGP Brexit Webinar Review

A review of our 1st webinar of 2021.

BADGP “Agony Aunt”

The new column is getting lively, with a response to our first question, posed in December 2020, and a new problem for our readers to help solve. Responses please!

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