What is dangerous goods?
The transport of dangerous goods are materials or elements that constitute by themselves a potential risk to human health and safety if not properly handled and packed. The controls and safety requirements for the transport of dangerous cargo are very strict according to the IATA air cargo regulations that govern air transport standards worldwide.
How do I know if I have dangerous goods?
There is a classification system according to the Model UN rules, in which each dangerous substance or article is assigned to a class according to the nature of the hazard it presents. In total there are 9 classes of dangerous goods.
- Class 1. Explosives
- Class 2. Gases
- Class 3. Flammable liquids
- Class 4. Flammable solids, spontaneous combustion and hazardous materials in contact with water.
- Class 5. Oxidizing agents and organic peroxides.
- Class 6. Toxic and infectious substances.
- Class 7. Radioactive substances.
- Class 8. Corrosives.
- Class 9. Miscellaneous dangerous goods.
Why contract Global Shipping Logistics’ hazardous cargo transportation service?
There are many everyday products that could be considered hazardous, such as perfumes, electronic equipment, batteries, etc., which if not properly declared, labeled and packaged, could create a safety problem for transportation and even for the health of people handling such goods.
There are also variations, limitations, restrictions in countries of transit or destination for the air transport of dangerous goods, so before carrying out a dangerous goods transport operation by air, we recommend you to consult with a professional such as the Global Shipping Logistics team.
We have a professional team with solid experience in the coordination and air transport of dangerous goods and we can advise you at all times in your operations, ensuring that your shipments meet the conditions, comply with current regulations, looking for the most appropriate routes and companies for each operation.
Request your quotation for hazardous cargo transportation services.