What are dangerous goods and how to transport dangerous goods overseas???

Dangerous goods are items or substances that when transported are a risk to health, safety, property, the environment and national security.

Due to chemical and physical properties, dangerous goods are classified into the following 9 categories:

– Class 1: Explosives;

– Class 2: Flammable gas; non-flammable and non-toxic gas; toxic gas.

– Class 3: Flammable liquids.

– Class 4: Flammable solids; Substances liable to spontaneous combustion

– Class 5: Oxidizers; Organic Peroxides

– Class 6: Hazardous and infectious substances.

– Class 7: Radioactive substances

– Class 8: Corrosive substances

– Class 9: Environmental pollutants.

Dangerous goods in air freight are substances and materials that may jeopardize the safety of flight and passengers on board (such as harm caused to life, health, and the environment, etc.). Therefore, the dangerous goods transport requires strict compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA). TL LOGISTICS’s staffs have been trained and certified by IATA (Dangerous Goods Certificate); With more than 10 years of experience, TL LOGISTICS’s experts will determine whether your shipment is dangerous or not based on MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet), from which offers the best handling solution to ensure your goods are packed, declared properly and safely transported from point of receipt to point of delivery.

There are some dangerous goods that you may not be aware of such as motorcycles, gasoline-powered internal combustion engines, hair sprays, perfumes, shampoos, massage oils or other flammable liquids with low auto ignition temperature.

Lithium batteries-attached items such as phones, laptops or tablets, etc., needs to be handled and declared in accordance with IATA procedures and instructions before being loaded into the aircraft.

If you are not sure whether your shipment is categorized as dangerous goods or not, ask for MSDS from manufacturers. Or else, contact us for detailed instruction.

We will try our best to support your compliance process in accordance with the dangerous goods delivery regulations in the simplest way. In TL LOGISTICS, you will be consulted professionally from packaging to shipment processing in the fastest, most efficient and most cost-effective way.