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Hazardous Cargo 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.

A particularly specialised area within the transportation sector the handling, storage, packaging and subsequent transportation of hazardous materials must be dealt with by specifically trained staff.

Safety being the primary concern, Cruiseway insists that all handling procedures and documentation are undertaken by members of staff certified for the handing of hazardous good for Air freight or Sea freight ensuring that the goods arrive safely, with the correct documentation.

We ensure packing is to the relevant IATA / IMDG / ADR regulations and particular airline requirements.

Once packed if required, we are able to over pack the hazardous items into wooden cases, this will give complete piece of mind and full protection to the shipment.

Dangerous Goods Classes:

Class 1: Explosives

Explosives are materials or items which have the ability to rapidly conflagrate or detonate as a consequence of chemical reaction.

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.)

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