Transport documents that are compliant to rules and regulations are an imperative part of shipping dangerous goods. Shipper’s declaration form is to provide critical information to the transport operator in a certain format that is recognized industry wide. In accordance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR), packaging and labeling are two crucial criteria to be fulfilled by the consignor in order to ship dangerous goods.

Shipper’s declaration form for dangerous goods includes information like space for air eligibility and certification documentation. It also includes 24-hour emergency response phone number of the consignor, if any problem occurs during transit.

Information required on the shipper’s declaration form

The declaration form requires extensive information about the dangerous goods that are being shipped. Following are some of the information that is required on the form:

Shipper: Name and address of the shipper

Air Waybill Number: Here you’ll have to mention the Air Waybill number that corresponds to the shipper’s declaration form. Air Waybill is a shipping document for goods by air. If the shipper doesn’t have at the time of filling the form, you could request the shipper’s agent or airline to complete it.

Number of pages: The total number of pages

Shipper’s Reference Number: This is an optional field wherein you could enter the shipper’s organization reference number if any.

Consignee: Name and address of the consignee

Transport Details: This field is for the shipper to declare any aircraft limitations pertaining to the hazardous products that are being carried. Some dangerous goods have specific limitations when it comes to passenger and cargo aircraft transportation.

Airport of Departure: As the name suggests, the field requires the full name of the airport or city of departure.

Airport of Destination: Here you have to mention the city of destination and the three-letter airport code doesn’t suffice.

Shipment Type: This field is for you to declare if the products are non-radioactive vs radioactive

Nature and quantity of dangerous goods: This section details out the shipping name of the hazardous substance that is being shipped, the quantity, classification, and any packaging instruction to be included.

Certain paints are regulated as Dangers Goods if they are in aerosol form, or, in the case of liquids, if they are flammable or corrosive.

Paints in aerosol forms are Dangerous Goods because of the pressurized gas used as a propellant in the can and therefore it is classified as a Class 2 with as UN 1950.

Paints have different chemical compositions as well. However, we can simplify them into two groups, water-based and oil-based. Although water-based paints are non-flammable, they may be corrosive, either acid or alkali. Certain oil-based paints can be flammable. If their flashpoint is less than or equal to sixty (60) degrees Celsius (using the close-cup method), or 65.6 degrees Celsius (using the open-cup method), they are Regulated as Dangerous Goods.

In order to verify if your paint is regulated as Dangerous Goods or not, you can check the Safety Data Sheet (SDS), or contact one of our specialists at Logistic Complex.

A UN container is a certified container for the transportation of Dangerous Goods. The most often used container is a fibreboard box. However, there are also drums, jerricans, and others. UN certified containers must pass tests to obtain their certifications, (pressure tests, stacking tests, drop tests, and others). These certifications come from the United Nations, hence, “UN container”.

It is a border tax code that must appear on a commercial invoice for each product. It serves to determine the duties and taxes, excise taxes and the Value Added Taxes (VATs).

FedEx Ground does not transport Dangerous Goods. FedEx Express will handle Dangerous Goods, but they must be packaged and shipped as per Air shipping regulations, regardless whether or not they board a plane, (such as for Montreal to Laval shipments).

It depends on who is responsible for the truck at the time of loading. The TDG Regulation 4.4 states:

When the consignor provides the large means of containment, the consignor displays the dangerous goods safety marks. When the carrier provides the large means of containment, the consignor provides the carrier with the appropriate dangerous goods safety marks.

Therefore, if the carrier supplies the truck, the carrier must put the appropriate placards on the truck. However, if the shipper provides a large means of containment, (like a maritime container), to the carrier to use, it is the shipper who must put the placards on the large means of containment.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 was recalled due to the defective battery. Cellular phones, portable computers, and other electronic equipment are currently using lithium batteries, and batteries that contain lithium are classified as Dangerous Goods.

The dangers for a lithium battery are exploding caused by over-heating, damage or being defective. Because Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 batteries have manufacturing defects, and several incidents have been reported already, Samsung has, for reasons of safety, issued a recall for all Note 7 models.

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