Shipping dangerous goods can be difficult. There is a lot of preparation that must be done and a lot of documentation that must be obtained to ensure your dangerous goods get from point A to point B safely and legally.
Fortunately, ISS is here to help with our top 5 tips for seamless dangerous goods shipping.
1. Familiarise Yourself with Regulations
Being aware of and following all relevant regulations sufficiently is critical in transporting your goods safely. The regulations that you need to follow will change with the types of dangerous goods you ship, so it’s important that you do your research.
2. Classify Your Goods Correctly
As a shipper, you are responsible for labelling your goods. If you are shipping dangerous goods, you must label them with all required packaging information so those handling your cargo can do so safely.
3. Pack Your Shipment Properly
Packing shipments correctly is a must, especially if you are transporting dangerous goods. You should avoid overstuffing your shipping containers and ensure all identifying labels are displayed clearly.
4. Obtain the Right Documentation
Shipping dangerous goods requires a considerable amount of documentation. You need to determine what documents you need for your goods specifically, and ensure they are filled out correctly and accurately.
5. Find the Right Container
Last but not least, you will need to ensure you ship your dangerous goods in the right container. Dangerous goods cannot be shipped in standard shipping containers. They must be shipped in tank containers.
There are many things to keep in mind when shipping dangerous goods. It’s not always easy to get right and there are many things that can go wrong. Because of this, we always recommend you give ISS a call prior to shipping your goods. We will be able to ensure your dangerous goods get to their destination safely, legally, and hassle-free.
Contact ISS for more information.