The Need for Specialist Handling of Dangerous Goods has increased along with the increase in regulation and penalties associated with the movement of such a product
The shipper is responsible for declaring, packaging and labeling Dangerous Goods. Fastway Express will accept Dangerous Goods but with certain restrictions for the different products & services offered and only under certain conditions.
Avoid the risk of harm to others and avoid fines from authorities by ensuring your shipment does not contain any hazardous material. Some items may be considered as dangerous when they are not (i.e. chemicals), so you can avoid your shipment being delayed or stopped by adding the words “Not Restricted” to your documentation, when this applies.
The Shipper must ensure that the articles or substances are not prohibited for transport by air, That the articles or substances are properly identified, classified, packed, marked, labeled and documented in accordance with IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, as well as all government regulations in the country of origin, transit and destination. Before packing dangerous goods for transport by air, the Shipper must:
- Identify, correctly and fully, all dangerous articles and dangerous
substances within the consignment.
- Classify each item of dangerous goods by determining under which of the
nine classes it falls and, where relevant, determining any subsidiary
- Where relevant, assign each item of dangerous goods to one of the three
packing groups within its class.
- Ensure that the documentation which accompanies the shipment is complete
and in accordance with IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. For further
assistance, we recommend that you contact a Dangerous Goods Logistics
Alliance Member (i.e. Freight Forwarder) in your area.
- Advance arrangements are required
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) categorizes dangerous goods into nine classes:
- Class 1 - Explosives
- Class 2 - Gas
- Class 3 - Flammable liquids
- Class 4 - Flammable solids
- Class 5 - Oxidizing substances and organic peroxides
- Class 6 - Poisonous (toxic) and infectious substances
- Class 7 - Radioactive materials
- Class 8 - Corrosives
- Class 9 - Miscellaneous articles and substances: asbestos; dry ice;
environmentally hazardous substances; life-saving devices; machines
incorporating internal combustion engines; magnetized material; polymeric
beads; self-propelled vehicles; zinc dithionite; any liquid or solid which
has anesthetic, noxious or other similar properties which could cause
extreme annoyance or discomfort to passengers and/or flight crew member
EXP guarantee is applicable for the following Dangerous Goods: Dry Ice, magnetized materials, Radioactive – Class 7, (with no transport index (T.I.), White label only, with Research Diagnostic Treatment). No other Dangerous Goods will be guaranteed.
Packing Group Criteria
Dangerous goods are assigned to the relevant packing group according to the degree of hazard they represent:
- Packing Group I - Great danger
- Packing Group II - Medium danger
- Packing Group III - Minor danger cause extreme annoyance or discomfort
to passengers and/or flight crew member
Please see your IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations or contact a Dangerous Goods Handler concerning packing group criteria for specific classes of dangerous goods.
Fastway Express is pleased to provide a quick, reliable and cost effective Door Delivery service from Bangalore to worldwide destinations. If you would like to ship via Fastway Express, it is essential that you contact a Dangerous Goods expert. With a wide experience of transporting all types of Dangerous Goods, Fastway Express is perfectly placed to offer you professional advice. To speak to your local Dangerous Goods expert if you are unsure about which regulations apply to you, please Call +91_ 98804_ 98805