Feeding the world’s growing population
New Zealand’s reputation as a quality food producer is growing.
The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand promotes and encourages responsible and scientifically-based nutrient management.
The carrier (freight operator) is responsible for ensuring that their drivers meet these requirements.
Fertiliser products need to be kept free of any foreign material throughout all transport, storage, and handling. Loading and unloading procedures should be designed to minimise segregation of fertiliser components (i.e. fertiliser mixes and blends separating out into their various component products) and to prevent changes to the particle size and size range of the fertiliser.
General requirements for the transport of fertilisers are:
All carriers shall be aware of the requirements of the Operators Handbook for the Transport of Hazardous Substances by Road (Land Transport Safety Authority)