Global Compliance for Transport by Land, Air & Water


CHEMWATCH, the world’s foremost supplier of Chemicals Management Solutions

4PL, the first COMPREHENSIVE solution to ensure Dangerous Goods Compliance, Globally.

4PL addresses the separate needs of all Actors in the Supply Chain including:

  • Warehouses and Stores
  • Freight Consolidators
  • Freight Forwarders
  • Couriers

Delivered from the Cloud or Private Networks.
Allows all Actors to enter the Supply Chain at any point.
Determines whether local or international Regulations has any impact on the consignment.
4PL produces compliant paperwork, automatically:

  • Multimodal Declarations
  • Bills of Lading
  • Air Waybills
  • ORM-D (USA)/Consumer Commodities (Retail Goods)(EU and elsewhere) Documentation

4PL populates all major Global Courier Forms,
online, automatically


Drag-and-Drop Your Load

Creating your consignment and loading it onto your required modes of transport electronically is easy with 4PL

With 4PL you can

  • Create your own consignments, containing DG and non-DG chemicals, as well as other items
  • Choose from appropriate inners, outers and overpacks dependent on your consignment contents
  • Be notified of required labelling and markings for inners, outers and overpacks
  • Create your own labels and shipping documents




Create your consignment quickly and easily

  • Search our database for products or create your own items to add to your consignment
  • Drag and drop consignments into
  • Overpacks
  • Multiple overpacks
  • Compartmentalised IBCs or bulk containers
  • Palletised loads
  • Shipping containers
  • Drag and drop your loads into the required forms of transport
  • Road vehicles
  • Planes (cargo and/or passenger)
  • Trains
  • Ships and barges
  • Create transportation documents including:
  • Multimodal Declarations
  • Bill of Lading
  • Air Waybills
  • ORM-D (USA) / Consumer Commodities (Retail Goods) (EU and elsewhere)
  • Global Courier Declarations
  • IERGs, MFAGs, ERGs, EmS
  • Print or send these documents to the required authorities with an auto-generated email or a cloud/server repository.



Track Your Goods

You can follow your consignment throughout the entire delivery process, right to receipt of the consignee.

Achieve this online through 4PL by giving logins to each downstream actor, or send ‘proof of receipt’ emails with links to 4PL or your own cloud/server repository where delivery status is stored.
Use Chemwatch’s SiSoT (Scan-in, Scan-out Technology) to create barcodes and RFIDs for items, allowing easier consignment management from creation through to final delivery.



Global Compliance

4PL supports the most current versions of the following requirements:

  • UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods – Model Regulation
  • European Agreement for International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID) and Road (ADR)
  • Regulation for the Carriage of Dangerous Goods on the Rhine (ADNR)
  • US Department of Transport (DOT) Title 49 Regulations
  • Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road & Rail
  • Australian Chain of Responsibility and National Self Insurance Guidelines
  • China Classification and Code of Dangerous Goods GB6944
  • Korean Dangerous Goods Management Act
  • Japanese Fire Services Laws (FSL) and related laws and ordinances
  • International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG Code)
  • Dangerous Good Regulation (DGR) of the International Air Transport Association

Regulations in 4PL are updated almost in real time. Where cross-border or international transportation is required, the application automatically selects the more stringent requirements ensuring your consignment is compliant wherever you need to send it!
4PL also supports transportation of non-DG items, and can assist where articles may be classified as a fire risk, waste, or are subject to Special Permit (US DOT), ensuring mixed loads meet local authority requirements.


4PL Solutions

Classification and Authoring
Regulatory Compliance
Supply Chain Management
Chemical Approvals
(M)SDS Distribution
ERP Integration
Health, Safety and Environment
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4PL Features

Label Template Search
Inputing data at print time
Chemwatch Label Templates
(M)SDS Version Comparison Tool
Documents in 47 Languages
Multi-lingual Chemical Search
IRMA – Emergency Response
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