Dangerous Cargo Transportation
Element Logistics offers consultancy services for your dangerous good shipments with the specialty on regulations of IATA (ınternational Air Transport Association) and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization).
Our experienced, technologically updated team with the training of ‘’IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR)‘, informs you about the special procedures on your dangerous good shipments and supports you on practices.
Please get in touch with us about the questions on the acceptance of your cargoes.
OUR SERVICES ON DANGEROUS GOOD CARGOES
- Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) control
- Packaging (Un coded packages specific for each dangerous goods)
- Recruitment of Backfill material
- Labelling / Marking
- Documentation preparation
- Dangerous goods acceptance form (Check list)
In addition, in case the packaging of the shipment is requested, our expert team can perform packaging at your facility.
WHAT ARE DANGEROUS GOODS?
Dangerous goods are substances that pose a risk to health, safety, and the environment when transported.
They are all matters in the form of solid, liquid, or gas that are classified as dangerous goods in the list of IATA DGR and ICAO
TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS OF DANGEROUS GOODS
Unless otherwise stated;
- If the definition, classification, packaging, labeling, marking, and required documentation declaration of the cargoes are not completed according to the rules, they are not allowed to be transported.
- Related person/persons who are responsible for shipping dangerous goods of carrier or consignee, needs to have information on how to carry out required processes as specified by the rules.
- As specified by the rules, it is prohibited to certificate and transport packages except produced, remodeled or repaired packages.
- Dangerous goods except stated in the section of IATA DGR 2.3, can not be brought to the flight as in passenger and crew carry-on or checked baggage or on a person.
HIDDEN AND UNDECLARED DANGEROUS GOODS
‘’Hidden or Undeclared Dangerous Goods’’ are articles or substances that pose no risk when declared on paper by name but may contain some items meeting any of the criteria for dangerous goods when analyzed.
If the actual content of the cargo is hidden, misdeclared, declared incompetently, packaged, or labeled wrongly, they may pose risk to human health and safety.
SOME EXAMPLES OF HIDDEN AND UNDECLARED DANGEROUS GOODS:
- Spare parts and machine parts
- Household goods and personal care products
- Car and bike equipments
- Diving and camping equipments
- Electric materials and electronics
- Pharmaceutical materials
TRANSPORTATION OF LITHIUM BATTERIES
Lithium batteries are considered under the classification of dangerous goods due to their overheat and flammable nature.
IATA has updated the rules on transportation of lithium batteries, and related rules become more restricting - effective 1st January 2013.