Air Freight: Dangerous Goods

Similar to truck and sea freight transport there are also binding conditions which must be followed in airfreight. But what are dangerous goods?

It is often overlooked that finished appliances (batteries, gas cartridges etc.) can be dangerous goods or that e.g. a small package is enclosed by the advertising department (advertising lighters, matches, adhesives etc.). Also some types of cosmetics count as dangerous goods and overlooking those goods can have serious consequences. Because... the event of an accident resulting from undeclared or wrongly declared dangerous goods, then only the sender is liable for the damage arising.

Therefore you always have to know exactly what is in your consignments!

All dangerous goods must be declared as such and be correspondingly packaged. The stipulated dangerous goods signs must be enclosed.

To do this you need certain details about the goods depending on the type of danger, e.g.  

  • in the case of flammable products > the flammable sign;
  • in the case of poisonous products > the LD 50 value and the skull and cross bones;
  • in the case of corrosive goods: the hand beneath a test-tube

Our Röhlig airfreight specialists can give you exact information about the dangerous goods regulation.