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"You can be prosecuted and against air regulation for shipping liquid or pressurize products without first informing the airline"

"Goods sent by air, are usually handled more carefully. Airplane are very expensive and the owners are usually more concern about their "Airplane" than the goods"

Hazards of Export Packing and Shipping
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Falsely Declared Cargo

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 a larger unit.

Often, during the transfer of cargo from ship to lighter, a crate may bump against the side of the ship or the deck of the lighter.  

Hazards of Export
Packing & Shipping
Goods sent by air, are handled more carefully
Various Types of Packaging & how to prevent dampness?
Export Packing and
Shipping Guidelines
The shipment should be clearly marked.
Export Shipping Marks, Marks of Origin & Labeling?
The International Air Transport Association Air Cargo guidelines
IATA Update Shipping guidelines for air cargo transportation of Lithium metal batteries
UN agency bans
e-cigarettes from on airline flights

The contents Export Packing 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.


Although occasional mishaps, such as goods arriving at the wrong destination or fresh vegetables arriving frozen, are not totally unusual.

The shipment should be clearly marked and labeled. The exporter should ensure that certain guidelines are observed when the goods are actually packed.

Port of Destination, when the box or crate is unloaded at the port of destination, it may also be subjected to rough handling.


There may not be adequate covered storage available for the goods or even proper unloading equipment such as dockside cranes.

At some ports, the ship remains out at sea in deep water and the cargo is transferred to lighters which then bring it ashore where it is eventually unloaded.


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