Carriage of hazardous cargo by air
Air carriage of heavy and outsized cargo
As a mode of transport a plane imposes its own restrictions on the size and weight of shipments and is certainly behind major marine container carriers.
Will my cargo be accepted for air carriage?
Today air carriers successfully transport the most specific cargo with account of some additional requirements.
If you do not supply weapon to hunter’s shops, you will be certainly willing to scroll this time. Please, do not. The cargo hazardous for air carriage may happen to include everyday things which are more than peaceful outwardly.
The Federal Aviation Rules on Hazardous Cargo (FAR HC) and the Air Code of the RF contain a clear list of what is included in hazardous cargo.
- First class. Explosive materials
- Second class. Gases.
- Third class. Highly inflammable liquids.
- Fourth class. Solid flammables.
- Fifth class. Oxidizers and organic peroxides.
- Sixth class. Infectious and toxic items and substances
- Seventh class. Radioactive materials.
- Eighth class. Corrosive substances.
- Ninth class. Other hazardous substances.
The list shows that these are highly inflammable, explosive and radioactive, toxic shipments or shipments capable of infesting with pathogens as well as any weapon and ammunition. This category highlights especially hazardous cargo forbidden for transportation. Other cargoes may be shipped but they require special marking, certified package and additional documentary support.
Nevertheless, it is not always obvious that your cargo will not be placed in the category of hazardous goods for air carriage.
There is a whole list of shipments which may contain dangerous elements. For example, for example, diving equipment may also include compressed-air reservoirs, highly intensive underwater lamps and batteries for them, and this may already be explosive cargo. Cars may have residual fuel in the tanks, air bags, liquid or lithium batteries in their construction, inflammable lubricants, glues, paints, sealants in their parts… Perfumery and cosmetics may have flammable liquids, washing powders may contain strong bleaching agents, and photo equipment may have toxic and corrosive substances, oxidizers, etc. The most outwardly ordinary things may be referred to hazardous cargo in air carriage. Our specialists can make it clear whether your cargo is hazardous.
Apply to our specialists to order air transportation of cargo referring to hazardous one. They will agree on the dispatch with the air carrier, prepare documents, package and mark the cargo.