Dangerous goods shipment
We have been empowered to issue dangerous goods shipping documents for third party companies, to repair or create special packaging for dangerous goods for sea freight, air freight and air freight purposes.
We can take care of your dangerous shipments from A to Z, from packaging to delivery, providing all the documents that a dangerous shipment requires.
Dangerous goods shipment service characteristics
Which goods are considered dangerous?
Dangerous goods are those goods that, due to their nature, could damage either the environment or people’s health.
Dangerous goods are divided into 5 classes (and various sub-classes)
The type of packaging, labelling and methods used to transport your goods depend on the class they belong to.
- Classe 1 – Explosive materials
Classe 2 – Gas (flammable, non flammable, toxic and non toxic)
- Classe 3 – Flammable liquids
- Classe 4 – Flammable solids
- Classe 5 – Oxidising substances and organic peroxides
- Classe 6 – Toxic and infectious substances
- Classe 7 – Radioactive materials
- Classe 8 – Corrosive materials
- Classe 9 – Miscellaneous dangerous items
Not everyone knows, for instance, that lithium batteries are actually dangerous goods because they could cause a short circuit if subject to shock, high temperature or high pressure.
There are various types of lithium batteries:
Do not forget that all products and devices containing lithium batteries are also classified as dangerous goods.
Liability relating to the transport of dangerous goods and work stages
You are liable (as a shipper) to ensure that your dangerous goods have been properly declared, packaged, labelled and accompanied by all the necessary documentation required in the countries of origin, transit and destination.
Our consultants will assist you throughout the whole process, from packaging to transport, taking care of all regulatory requirements concerning:
- classification of dangerous goods, materials and substances
packaging requirements (special characteristics of packaging for different types of goods)
procedures for tests relating to type approval procedures and the packaging required to transport dangerous goods
requirements regarding transport vehicles and shipping documents for dangerous goods
Packaging of dangerous goods
When working with dangerous goods, it is of paramount importance to pay attention to every single link in the transportation and distribution chain.
Such shipments are very delicate because one single mistake is likely to cause serious damage to other goods, to the environment and to the producing/receiving company.
This is why all steps in the process must be studied right down to the finest detail.
The risk of having the shipment rejected or of running into high penalties is always around the corner.
The comprehensive service provided by Adriatic Air Cargo includes the storage and warehousing of dangerous goods in compliance with all existing sector-related regulations:
The The Decree of the Italian Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport dated 21st December 2017, provided the instructions to identify the characteristics of proper packaging to be used for the international transportation of dangerous goods.
The Decree applies to all means of international transport and its 6 articles define the test-approval standards of packaging which apply to the different transport sectors.