You want to ship two pallets of lithium batteries, send special chemicals by airfreight to a customer in South America, transport radioactive isotopes for cancer therapy to the University Clinic in Barcelona or order flu and HIV viruses for a research laboratory in Asia? Perhaps it might be airbags or seatbelt tensioners for the automobile industry.
The list of goods classified as “dangerous” is a long one. The International air Transport Association (IATA) has regulated in over 910 pages what is to be observed when these goods are transported as airfreight. The Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) painstakingly detail which chemicals and substances are classified as dangerous and how they must be packed, labelled and loaded.
The DGR encompasses nine different categories, including explosive, inflammable, toxic and corrosive substances. but there are also dangerous goods which one might not have expected to be classified as such: hairspray, wet wipes, fire extinguishers and hydrogen peroxide as used for dyeing hair blonde.
For all your DGR shipments Quick Cargo has the know-how you need.
Each one of our branch offices has two employees specially trained for DGR transportation via land, sea or air. We can also advise you on every aspect of packaging and documentation, and we will provide you with solutions tailor-made for all your requirements.