Safety is our first priority
The air transportation of certain commodities such as flammable, corrosive, toxic or radioactive substances is subject to strict rules and regulations. Dangerous Goods (DGR) can pose a risk to health, safety, property or the environment. IATA DGR Regulations contain a list of articles or substances classified as dangerous, where the goods are categorized according to potential hazard.
Some dangerous goods are too dangerous to be carried by aircraft, others may be carried on cargo aircrafts only, and some are acceptable on both cargo and passenger aircrafts. A number of limitations is placed on dangerous goods that can be transported by air. Both states and operators may impose further restrictions.
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All DGR shipments need to be
• Correctly identified, classified, packed, marked, labelled and documented
• Packed in quality packaging that is constructed and closed to prevent leakage
Conditions and special requirements
The shipper is responsible for all aspects of packing.
Most classes/divisions of dangerous goods are divided into three packing groups, depending on the relative degree of danger they represent: I high danger, II medium danger and III low danger. This impacts the packing method and packaging specifications. Rules and procedures may vary between countries and the general sales agents (GSA) are experts in their local market.
For further information, please contact our Sales/Reservations