dangerous goods

Safely ship dangerous goods

Transport dangerous good by air with Etihad Cargo. We’ll make sure that your shipment is handled with extra care and attention to guarantee that it is delivered safely and reliably whenever and wherever you need it. All dangerous goods shipments must have a prior reservation. If you are transporting infectious substances, please follow the regulations outlined in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR).

Why choose Etihad Cargo?

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Experienced team qualified to handle dangerous goods

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Fully compliant with all IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR)

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Dedicated area for storage of dangerous goods

How to pack dangerous goods

When you ship dangerous goods, items must be sent in good quality packaging that complies with IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) . The packaging must be able to withstand the temperatures and other conditions that occur during normal air transport.

  • Packaging material used should not react with dangerous goods
  • If absorbent material is being used it should not react with the item in case of leakage
  • Cylinders with gas must have the valve protection caps installed or valves securely fitted to prevent any discharge
  • Infectious substances and diagnostic specimens should be in a watertight/leak proof container
  • When filling with liquids, make sure to leave sufficient ullage for the expansion of the liquid due to temperature changes
  • Remember to securely fix labels to the packaging and remove any irrelevant labels or markings. All labels must be written in English.

Empty packaging that previously contained dangerous goods must be treated according to the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) unless it has been cleaned properly. If the empty packaging hasn’t been cleaned, it must be marked accordingly.

Documentation required for dangerous goods

You must complete a Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD) before you can ship dangerous goods. This must be completed in English and include a 24-hour emergency contact telephone number.

The declaration form must not be signed by the cargo agent, freight forwarder or the consolidator, and all amendments must be signed by the signatory on the Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD).

In the case of consolidations, each Airway Bill must have a separate Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD).

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