The Need for Specialist Handling of Dangerous Goods has increased along with the increase in regulation and penalties associated with the movement of such a product :
The Shipper must ensure that the articles or substances are not prohibited for transport by air, That the articles or substances are properly identified, classified, packed, marked, labeled and documented in accordance with IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, as well as all government regulations in the country of origin, transit and destination. Before packing dangerous goods for transport by air, the Shipper must:
- Identify, correctly and fully, all dangerous articles and dangerous substances within the consignment;
- Classify each item of dangerous goods by determining under which of the nine classes it falls and,
where relevant, determining any subsidiary hazards
- Where relevant, assign each item of dangerous goods to one of the three packing groups within its class.
- Ensure that the documentation which accompanies the shipment is complete and in accordance with IATA Dangerous
Goods Regulations. For further assistance, we recommend that you contact a Dangerous Goods Logistics Alliance Member
(i.e. Freight Forwarder) in your area.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) categorizes dangerous goods into nine classes:
- Advance arrangements are required.
Class 1 - Explosives
Class 2 - Gas
Class 3 - Flammable liquids
Class 4 - Flammable solids
Class 5 - Oxidizing substances and organic peroxides
Class 6 - Poisonous (toxic) and infectious substances
Class 7 - Radioactive materials
Class 8 - Corrosives
Class 9 - Miscellaneous articles and substances: asbestos; dry ice; environmentally hazardous substances; life-saving devices; machines incorporating internal combustion engines; magnetized material; polymeric beads; self-propelled vehicles; zinc dithionite; any liquid or solid which has anesthetic, noxious or other similar properties which could cause extreme annoyance or discomfort to passengers and/or flight crew members
Exception: EXP guarantee is applicable for the following Dangerous Goods: Dry Ice, magnetized materials, Radioactive - Class 7, (with no transport index (T.I.), White label only, with Research Diagnostic Treatment). No other Dangerous Goods will be guaranteed.Packing Group Criteria :
Dangerous goods are assigned to the relevant packing group according to the degree of hazard they represent:
- Packing Group I - Great danger
- Packing Group II - Medium danger
- Packing Group III - Minor danger
Please see your IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations or contact a Dangerous Goods Handler concerning packing group criteria for specific classes of dangerous goods.
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