Packing of dangerous goods

Packing of dangerous goods

Do I need to take special care when packing of dangerous goods for transport? Are there any requirements I need to meet?

Well, depending on a few variables you may need to meet requirements before you can ship your dangerous goods.

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Keep in mind that as a shipper of dangerous goods you are responsible, and liable, when the packing and packaging are non-compliant.

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Dangerous Goods Packing

The purpose of packing and packaging requirements for dangerous goods transport are in place to prevent incidents during normal conditions of transport.

We wouldn’t want dangerous goods to spill during the transport processes and cause harm and damage to people, property and the environment.

What plays a role in the packing of dangerous goods?

Well, first of all the mode of transport plays a role. Is it sea freight, road freight or airfreight? Sea freight and road freight are similar, with generally minor variances. Airfreight is distinctively different.

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What type of dangerous goods are you shipping? Which classification (and consequently identification (UN number etc), packing group (if applicable) and what quantity are you shipping. How is it currently packed? Is it a single packaging or a combination packaging (with inner packages).

The IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (airfreight), the IMDG Code (sea freight) and Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADGC) for Road and Rail detail the requirements for that particular mode of transport.

Can it go as an excepted quantity? Limited quantity? Fully regulated dangerous goods? Or perhaps there is a provision where you can ship it as ‘not restricted’….

Many aspects come into play when packing dangerous goods. Successful training plays a role for touching the surface of dangerous goods packing, experience is by far the most important learning tool!

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