Shipping dangerous goods worldwide can be complicated. We, Freight Best must stay current in transport regulations affecting hazard classification, packaging, marking labeling and documentation. Whether by air or ground, we can help your dangerous goods package get where it needs to be.
With more than 10 years experienced staff, we provide professional service to handle dangerous goods, to compile with the safety requirement under IATA DGR. Under IATA DGR, our staffs are certified for safe handling Categories 3 of dangerous goods. We handle weekly +50 DG shipments (Class 2/3/4/5/6/8/9) regularly, under the supervision of our certificated staffs.
Our warehouse serve special store rooms are monitored 24/7 and our
employees are professionally trained to handle dangerous goods.
Global Air Transport
Dangerous goods air packages must be prepared in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous goods by Air, which the International Air Transport Association (IATA) uses as the basis for their Dangerous Goods Regulations. Regardless of the global destination, all dangerous goods packages transported in the air must comply with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.
There are two types of lithium batteries: lithium ion and lithium metal. If dropped, crushed, or short circuited, they could catch fire. These batteries are subject to special regulations. Lithium ion batteries are found in cell phones and laptops. Lithium metal batteries are found in flashlights, watches, and calculators.
Dry ice can be shipped by air and ground networks. Shipping dry ice with Airsupply may not require a dangerous goods contract or dangerous goods shipping papers if the contents being cooled are not subject to full dangerous goods regulation. If dry ice is used to refrigerate dangerous goods, then a dangerous goods contract is required.
ACCEPTANCE CHECKLIST FOR DRY ICE by IATA
Common Dangerous Goods
The following descriptions could indicate dangerous goods: aerosols, cosmetics, chemicals, cleaning solutions, compressed gases, flammable liquids, lighters, lithium batteries, machinery parts, matches, pharmaceuticals, oxidizers, paints, perfumes, solvents.
Accepted Dangerous Goods Classes
The following are descriptions of accepted dangerous goods Classes and Divisions:
Class/Division 2.1 - Flammable Gas
Class/Division2.2 - Non-Flammable Gas
Class 3 - Flammable Liquid
Class/Division 4.1 - Flammable Solid
Class/Division 5.1 - Oxidizers
Class/Division 6.1 - Toxic Liquid/Solid
Class/Division 6.2 - Infectious Substances, Category B only
Class 8 - Corrosive Liquid/Solid
Class 9 - Miscellaneous
Prohibited Dangerous Goods Classes
The following are descriptions of prohibited dangerous goods classes:
Class 1 - Explosives
Class/Division 2.3 - Toxic Gas
Class/Division 4.3 - Substances which in Contact with Water Emit Flammable Gases (Dangerous When Wet)
Class/Division 6.2 - Infectious Substances, Category A
Class 7 - Radioactive Materials