Our highly experienced team of import-export dangerous goods specialists can cover anything from explosives, gases, flammable liquids and solids, toxic, radioactive and corrosive materials. Day to day products such as lithium batteries can be classed as dangerous goods under international regulations and therefore require special handling, documentation and packaging depending on export or import destinations.
Dealing with dangerous goods via sea, air, road and or rail requires a high level of attention to detail to ensure packaging and documentation not only protect the shipment but the safety of the transporter, general public and all within the global supply chain.
Dangerous goods are made up of 9 classes of cargo, all having unique packing, handling and documentation requirements. These types of goods include:
- Class 1: Explosives
Cargo that can produce hazardous amounts of heat, light, gas, sound or smoke.
- Class 2: Gases
Compressed, dissolved, liquefied, gases and aerosols.
- Class 3: Flammable Liquids
Liquid cargo that may give off a flammable vapour.
- Class 4: Flammable Solids
Solid cargo that is highly combustible.
- Class 5: Oxidizing Substances
Cargo that may not be combustible but can contribute to the combustion of other hazardous substances.
- Class 6: Toxic and Infectious Substances
Toxic substances which are dangerous to humans or infectious substances such as bacteria, viruses or parasites.
- Class 7: Radioactive Material
Cargo containing material that can emit potentially harmful radiation.
- Class 8: Corrosives
Cargo which can damage or destroy material.
- Class 9: Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods
Other dangerous cargo which does not fit within the above categories.