How To Ship Dangerous Goods
You may be considering handling and shipping dangerous goods without even knowing it. Check out our guide to make sure you and your business stay safe.
- Identify your shipment: You’ll need to refer to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for the correct identification, classification (including UN or ID number), Proper Shipping Name, hazard class and, if applicable, subsidiary risk and Packing Group.
- Package your shipments correctly: Always remember that some dangerous goods have very specific packaging, labeling, and marking requirements – and you’ll need to meet them. Plan ahead and pack your shipments correctly with a Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods form. Not sure what that is? Download it here.
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- Avoid penalties for incorrect packaging or labels: Don’t get caught off-guard! Shippers who don’t prepare packages according to IATA and ICAO regulations can experience delays, risk being fined by regulatory authorities and even face criminal prosecution and imprisonment.
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