We have been preparing dangerous goods for air transport for nearly 20 years, together with filling out the accompanying dangerous goods declaration, with a short deadline. We will properly pack your products classified as dangerous goods and prepare the relevant documentation.
Preparing for the transport of dangerous goods requires specific professional knowledge. Internatonal legislation may change year by year, which is not easy to apprehend and keep track of at all.
The transport of dangerous goods is a real challenge for companies, as in such cases they can’t allow even the tiniest possibility of error.
If the packaging is damaged, torn or punctured, and the product enters or comes into contact with air, it may result in such unforeseeable consequences as endangering the safety of others. Some packaging, even when empty, is a risk factor for the environment, so due care should also be taken when it is destroyed or recycled.
the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, which includes, i. a., strict restrictions on packaging materials and the most important safety requirements.
Antiseptic, cell phones, refrigerators, nail polish, paint, fertilizer and air freshener.
Which of these is classified as dangerous goods?
All of them!
Dangerous goods are clearly defined transport category. The goods are classified in nine major classes, depending on the type of damage they cause, such as flammable gases, organic peroxides, corrosive or infectious substances.
Packaging dangerous goods – high expectations, strict restrictions
The primary protection of the goods and the environment is provided by the packaging itself, both externally and internally. The material, type, size and load limits of the packaging of dangerous goods shall be subject to strict restrictions. Depending on the level of hazard, there are different packaging groups ( I. II. and III.), which must be indicated on the consignment!
Packaging materials must undergo a specific type-examination, which is necessary for them to be authorised by the Competent Authority, i.e. Technical Safety Oversight.
Mandatory markings-these must not be missing from the packaging!
The followings shall be indicated in a clearly visible and legible manner, in a durable and clearly recognisable form, with labels and markings:
Using 100% compliant certified packaging:
• we will safely pack your shipment
• we mark the packaging with different labels and markings
• we also provide the shipper’s declaration for dangerous good
The name in the first part of the marking is the material code (type and material) of the packaging itself. 4G, meaning corrugated sheet box and 4GV, in which ‘ V ‘ means special combined packaging material. According to the degree of danger, three packaging groups are distinguished: I. very dangerous goods, II. moderately dangerous goods, III. less dangerous goods. The different letters (X, Y, Z) represent these groups and also refer to the type of tests performed successfully. X: in case of packaging groups I, II and III, Y: in case of packaging groups II and III, Z: only in case of packaging group III.
This is the total weight, i.e. the total weight of the actual goods (net weight) and the packaging material. The consignment does not exceed the gross weight indicated on the labelling.
Outer dimensions of the box, length (longer, closing side) x width (perpendicular to the length) x height (from the bottom of the box to the opening part of the box) specified in parameters.