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Dangerous Goods Packing

Dangerous Goods Packing

Packing goods that are dangerous or considered hazardous takes specialist skills. Whether you are looking to transport dangerous goods by sea, by air or by road, the packing crates, packaging boxes or wooden crates used must be fit for purpose and compliant with international standards.

The carriage of dangerous goods and dangerous goods packing – also known as hazmat logistics – is governed by the requirements of the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code and IATA Dangerous Goods (DGR).

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Compliance

With our help, you can enjoy complete peace of mind that your dangerous goods and every aspect of their shipping is compliant. Our qualified staff are very experienced and specially trained to pack in compliance with the stringent requirements of the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code and IATA Dangerous Goods (DGR).

Classes covered

Our dangerous goods packaging and dangerous goods shipping services are comprehensive, covering the Classes of dangerous goods from 2 (gases), through 3 (flammable liquids), 4 (flammable solids), 5 (oxidising substances and organic peroxides), 6 (toxic and infectious), 8 (corrosives), to 9 (miscellaneous). Please see the section below for more details on these classes.

Confidence

It is vital to understand what is being transported, its properties and how it can react in different circumstances (temperature, humidity, agitation, etc.) which will of course vary greatly depending upon the countries and the circumstances involved in your dangerous goods transportation. With our expertise at your shoulder, you can have complete confidence in the integrity of your items.


Dangerous Goods Classes:

Class 2: Gases

Gases that are compressed, liquefied or dissolved under pressure, including flammable gases (acetylene, hydrogen), non-flammable gases (nitrogen, neon) and poisonous gases (fluorine, chlorine, hydrogen cyanide.)

Class 3: Flammable Liquids

Flammable liquids, combustible liquids, fuel oil or gasoline/petrol.

Class 4: Flammable Solids

Solid substances that are easily ignited and readily combustible, or are spontaneously combustible or are dangerous when wet.

Class 5: Oxidising substances and organic peroxides

Oxidising agents or organic peroxides, either in liquid or in solid form.

Class 6: Toxic and infectious

Toxic substances that are liable to cause death or serious injury to human health if inhaled, swallowed or through skin absorption, or bio-hazardous substances, either infectious or samples.

Class 8: Corrosives

Corrosive substances are substances that can dissolve organic tissue or severely corrode certain metals.

Class 9: Miscellaneous

Hazardous substances that do not fall into the other categories (asbestos, air-bag inflators, self-inflating life rafts, dry ice.)


Applications for Dangerous Goods Packing include:

  • Packing and transportation of gases
  • Flammable liquids
  • Flammable solids
  • Oxidising substances
  • Organic peroxides
  • Toxic and infectious substances
  • Corrosives

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