DGXML Standard

Electronic exchange of Dangerous Goods information made easy

Digitalization of the logistics chain requires clear and open standards. Therefore, we developed the DGXML dangerous goods data sharing standard. This version controlled XML standard can be used for any mode of transport.


The standard

In the logistics chain of just one shipment, data is recopied many times. This inefficient working method can result in copy errors, which in turn can cause serious problems, such as noncompliance, accidents, lost cargo or high fines. With the use of just one simple DGXML standard, there is no more need for data to be copied from copies multiple times. The standard allows one correct information source to be available for whomever needs to have access to it. All necessary information is included, which can be used for any mode of transport along the logistics chain. By using this electronic standard for any of your dangerous goods shipments, inefficiency and copying errors can be prevented.


How to use it

If you are interested in using the DGXML standard for your dangerous goods shipments, click on below download button and enter your email address. The DGXML documentation and a list of all DGMIDs can be downloaded separately. All downloads are version controlled, and when new files are added or when files are updated, you will be notified automatically.


DGXML Documentation Version 2


DGMIDs 01092023


DGMIDs and Lithium batteries

There are many variations when it comes to Lithium batteries. Even though there are ‘only’ 4 UN numbers related to both lithium-ion batteries and lithium metal batteries, there are much more factors that have influence, such as the levels of power capacity (Watt hours). To be precise, there are more than 250 variations. Therefore, it can be quite complex to find out how to ship them in the right way and connect the correct DGMID to it.

DGMIDs and UN Numbers

There are many UN numbers, each one having it’s own DGMID. Updates in regulations have an impact on both of these. Therefore, we have created an overview of new, changed and deleted UN numbers.