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Hazards of Export Packing & Shipping
"A 'serious offence' and against 'air regulation' for shipping 'liquid or pressurize products' without first informing the airline..."
In deciding what method of packing to use, the exporter must take into account, for each shipment, the following factors:
Type of carrier
Types of hazard
For each type of carrier, what hazards is the shipment likely to encounter? For ocean shipping, this would include the type of storage, loading and unloading facilities, route, time of year (summer, winter, monsoon, etc.) port reputation, etc.
# In some importing countries, import duties are based on the gross weight of the item, including the interior and exterior containers and packing material.
After-sale recycle usage
The exporter should ensure that certain guidelines are observed when the goods are actually packed. These guidelines include:
- International Air
Transport Association Shipping guidelines.
What are dangerous goods (HAZMAT)?
Page 6/7 - Boeing warns airlines against flying battery shipments
Page 7/7 - UN agency bans e-cigarettes on airline flights.
are packed tightly within the box, or crate in this way the container wall is given added strength and harmful shifting of merchandise is avoided.
2. Large loads are sent whenever possible, as large loads are less likely to be damaged than small ones and most shipping companies offer a discount for "unitized" where the various packages of goods are combined into one larger unit, for example, by strapping to an expandable wooden pallet.
3. The goods are protected from rain, seawater and moisture.
4.Heavy machinery and odd-shaped items should be boxed or crated and provided with skids for easier handling and storage.
5. The weight should be distributed evenly within the crate
6. Adequately protected against pilferage of goods.
7. Hazardous goods, extra care must be taken when packing and all regulations covering such materials observed.
8. The shipment should be clearly marked and labeled.
9. If the cargo are liquid, do not fill containers completely but leave expansion space to allow for variations in temperature. The cargo should be protected from rain water damage that may occur when air cargo is taken to loading ramps.
10.Shipments by air for liquid cargo, certain additional guidelines apply: The packing should be able to withstand air pressure, liquid cargo should be protected from the hazards of high pressure and leakage.
As leaking liquid may endanger passengers as well as causing the airplane to malfunction - in other words, you can go to jail.
Page 4/7 "The exporter, must ensure that
the goods being shipped have
'marks of origin'."