Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD) OCR & data capturing

Enhance the effectiveness of your organization with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and data extraction. Process Declarations for Dangerous Goods safely and quickly with Klippa. Powered by machine learning.

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What we can do with Dangerous Goods Declarations

Our machine learning technology can automate many Dangerous Goods form-related business processes via our APIs and SDKs.
Dangerous Goods Declaration scanning
Format conversion and scan quality improvement
Image to text and JSON with OCR
Data extraction on Dangerous Goods Declarations
Classification of Dangerous Goods forms
(Cross) validating data
Regulatory compliance checks
Digitise archives and workflows

Dangerous Goods Declaration data extraction

An image speaks more than a thousand words. Below is an example of the three steps our OCR engine takes to automatically extract data from DGDs.

Uploading DGDs to the API

The first step is providing a picture or a PDF file of a Dangerous Goods Declaration to our API. This is typically done from a mobile app or a web application.

The document can be sent cropped or uncropped (with background). If the scan is sent uncropped, the Klippa API will automatically crop the document. The Klippa DGD scanning SDK can also be used in mobile apps. 

Image to text using OCR

As soon as a picture or PDF is received, it is converted to a TXT file by our engine. In this step all the text from the document is extracted, but not yet structured.

Getting JSON output from the API

The Klippa Parser takes the TXT gained from the OCR in step 2 and converts it into structured JSON using machine learning. The JSON is then returned as output from the API. From here the DGD can easily be processed into your database. Whether you are processing Dangerous Goods Declarations for international shipping, customs declarations or compliance checks, Klippa is here to help.
Reduce cost
Spend less on processing Dangerous Goods Declarations by using Klippa.
Improve speed
Process DGDs automatically within seconds. Perfect for the logistics and transportation sector.
Reduce errors
Prevent manual data entry errors with high quality data extraction on Declarations for Dangerous Goods.
Prevent fraud
Automatically recognize errors, duplicates and fraud.
What DGD fields are extracted?
In general, all data fields from a Dangerous Goods Declaration can be extracted. To give you an idea, we listed some examples below. The extracted data fields can be customized for each customer. Additional fields can be extracted on request.
Address of the shipper
Transport document number
Page numbering
Shipper’s reference
Freight forwarder’s reference
Address of the consignee
Name of the carrier
Product description quantity and weight
Vessel/flight no.
Port/place of loading
Port/place of discharge
Final destination
And many more fields
Find duplicates via image hashing
Identify fraudulent documents via Photoshop detection
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Frequently Asked Questions

What does Dangerous Goods Declaration OCR cost?
The pricing structure for Klippa DGD capturing depends on the amount of fields and the document volume. Both pay per use and monthly licenses are available. Get in contact with our product specialists to get an exact quote.
What types of Dangerous Goods Declarations are supported?
There are a few different types of Dangerous Goods Declarations in the world. In general, we support all these types and forms. The list below shows some examples, but is not exhaustive:

– IMO Dangerous Goods Declaration
– IATA Dangerous Goods Declaration
– Non-Dangerous Goods Declaration

In case you wonder if we support a certain DGD or have any other question, feel free to contact us.

Did you know that apart from dangerous goods declarations, Klippa OCR can scan other types of logistic documents, such as custom forms, t1 & t2 documents, and many more? Contact us for more information.
What kind of clients are using Klippa?
Klippa’s engine extracts as much data as possible from Dangerous Goods Declarations via OCR and machine learning. We support many different types of clients, because our engine is so versatile. 

It is most commonly used by clients in the logistics, customs and transportation sector.
What languages does Klippa support?
All European languages are supported. Our engine performs best on DGDs in English, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Italian, Portuguese, English Spanish, German, Hebrew and French. Other languages can be supported on request, we’d just need to train our machine learning models.
Is Klippa DGD capturing GDPR-compliant?
All the services that Klippa offers are fully GDPR-compliant. By default, we use ISO-certified servers within the European Union for processing. If you are not located within the EU, we can also set up servers in a region of choice. 

Next to that, a data processor agreement is in place. We do not store any of your or your customers’ data after processing.
Can Klippa convert Dangerous Goods forms to CSV, XLSX, XML or JSON?
Yes we can. Klippa takes pictures of Dangerous Goods Declarations, or their PDF equivalents, and converts them to readable text using OCR. From there we use machine learning to turn the text into structured data. Most of the time we use JSON for this, but depending on your preferences we can also convert Dangerous Goods Declarations to CSV, XLSX or XML. Klippa uses deep learning for its processing, so our solutions are very flexible. 
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