Shipping Dangerous Goods
Whether you are shipping internationally or domestically it is very important to understand the term dangerous goods and what products fall under that category. By understanding how this aspect of the shipping process functions you can avoid any unforeseen delays and costs that accumulate at customs later down the road.
1. What are Dangerous Goods?
Dangerous Goods are items that may endanger the safety of an aircraft or persons on board the aircraft. Many common items found in your household can be considered dangerous goods. The air transportation of them can either be forbidden or restricted. As shown in the table below, they are classified into nine classes according to the type of danger materials or items present and there are only several types of Dangerous Goods we can ship. Please note that each country has its own laws and regulations for the import and export of goods into and out of a country. Some items are prohibited and cannot be imported into some countries.
2. How MyBox can help
Our warehouse team is very familiar with the process of shipping dangerous goods. A few ways that we assist our customers in this area are:
Preparing in accordance with ADR Regulations for ground shipments
Preparing in accordance with IATA Regulations for air shipments
Properly identifying, classifying, marking, and packaging the shipment
Filling out the proper documentation according to international regulations
We wanted to make things as easy as possible for our customers which is why we do most of the legwork. As a customer all you have to do is order your item like usual and when submitting your shipping request add a note under “Special Instructions” stating that you are aware that you are shipping a Dangerous Good item. Depending on your location and selected carrier shipping fees may be higher as some carriers do not allow is to combine Dangerous Goods items with regular shipments.