AGGB is the standing committee on the transport of dangerous goods. AGGB is affiliated to the dangerous goods traffic advisory board at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI).

Lorry carrying dangerous goods

Dangerous goods transport

Source: BAM


AGGB advises BMVI on all safety matters concerning the transport of dangerous goods. Questions concerning material specific risks and appropriate safety measures required during transport are discussed. The transport of packaged goods, bulk goods, safety measures to be taken with tanks and pressure receptacles and vehicle related technical requirements are focal points of the adisory activities. 

AGGB provides consultation to BMVI on strategic alignments in dangerous goods politics.

For this purpose AGGB has established 14 working groups in the following subject areas:

  • Classification
  • Packagings
  • Class 1
  • Class 2
  • Class 6.2
  • Class 7
  • Tanks
  • Technology / road
  • Technology / rail
  • Inland water transport
  • Maritime transport
  • Air transport
  • Transportation
  • Risk analysis
  • Lithium batteries / electrical storage systems

The AGGB committee consists of the chairpersons of the working groups, department heads of BAM and an expert from each of the following bodies.


  • Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management (BASE), Berlin
  • Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Brunswick
  • Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Berlin
  • Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Berlin
  • Federal Railway Authority (EBA), Bonn
  • Association of Technical Inspection Agencies (VdTÜV), Berlin
  • DEKRA, Stuttgart
  • German Chemical Industry Association (VCI), Frankfurt
  • Association of the German Petroleum Industry (MWV), Hamburg
  • German Industrial Gases Association (IGV), Cologne
  • Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA) (German Association of the Automotive Industry), Berlin
  • Joint Committee of German Packaging Manufacturers (GADV), Düsseldorf
  • Federation of German Wholesale, Foreign Trade and Services (BGA), Berlin
  • Federal Association of Road Haulage, Logistics and Disposal (BGL), Frankfurt
  • Verband der Güterwagenhalter in Deutschland (VPI), Hamburg
  • Federal Association for Freight Forwarding and Logistics (DSLV), Berlin
  • Bundesverband der Deutschen Binnenschifffahrt (BDB) (Federal Association of the German Inland Navigation), Duisburg
  • Association of German Transport Companies (VDV), Cologne (incl. "Deutsche Bahn AG", Berlin)
  • German Shipowners' Association (VDR), Hamburg
  • Bundesverband der Deutschen Entsorgungs-, Wasser- und Rohstoffwirtschaft (BDE), Berlin
  • German Fire Services Association (DFV), Berlin
  • German Institute for Standardization (DIN), Berlin
  • German Unions
  • Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), Berlin
  • Deutscher Verband Flüssiggas (DVFG), Berlin
  • Generaldirektion Wasserstraßen und Schifffahrt (GDWS), Bonn
  • Federal Aviation Office (LBA), Brunswick
  • Umweltbundesamt (UBA), Dessau-Roßlau
  • German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), Berlin
  • Federal Association of German Seaport Operators (ZDS), Hamburg

Dr. Thomas Goedecke
BAM, Head of Department Containment Systems for Dangerous Goods
Vice Chairman
Dr. Thomas Schendler
BAM, Head of Department Chemical Safety Engineering
VCI, Jörg Roth
BAM, M.Sc. Mario Eiben
BAM Dangerous Goods Packagings