Dangerous goods

See Shiplemon's guide to transporting dangerous goods below

The courier companies we work with have significant experience in transporting approved Dangerous Goods. Learn more about terms and regulations to ensure your shipments are fully compliant.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods

The following regulations apply to the transport of dangerous goods:

IATA for air transport as applicable to all countries operating under ICAO regulations and for any airline operating under IATA regulations

ADR for road transport, as applicable in all countries that have adopted the ADR convention in their legislation and additionally within Europe, EU directives on the transport of dangerous goods (Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor)

Shippers are responsible for confirming whether their dangerous goods will be transported by air or road and prepare their shipment accordingly.

If you are unsure of the regulations that apply to you, please contact our Customer Service Department and ask to speak to the Dangerous Goods Manager.

Terms of Carriage

Forbidden substances:

  • Hazardous Goods Waste

  • Munitions

Accepted according to:

  • The Product Type of the Service being used

  • The Network affected: national/local restriction and carrier restrictions

  • Customer Approval: Dangerous Goods will only be accepted by an approved customer

Shipments of Dangerous Goods must be prepared in accordance with the relevant regulations applicable to Dangerous Goods such as IATA/ICAO regulations:

  • Proper packaging, marking and labelling

  • Necessary documents to be completed: The Shipper's Declaration for Dangerous Goods, if applicable, should be signed by the shipper only and accompany the shipment

  • Amendments to State and Airline regulations must be observed

  • Carriage Approval: Only shipments of Dangerous Goods that have been air booked and approved prior to receipt will be accepted.

Dangerous Goods Charges

Dangerous Goods shipments are always subject to additional charges

Important facts and information

The transport of dangerous goods is at significant risk when they are improperly or improperly handled. If the goods are hidden, misdeclared, completely undeclared, wrongly packaged or marked, health and safety are affected. Do you know that some food flavorings, perfumes, chemicals as well as electronic equipment can be considered Dangerous Goods? If you wish to ship such goods for personal or commercial use, then please consult ShipLemon's dangerous goods advisor. If you have the slightest doubt, consult the "Safety Data Sheet" from the manufacturer to clarify whether the product can indeed be transported as a simple cargo. In this case, ShipLemon and the courier companies ask the shippers to state on the bill of lading and/or the invoice the phrase "Not Restricted" or "Not restricted as per special provision A..." The safety data sheet, must always located behind the bill of lading.

Contact the Dangerous Goods Manager

If you wish to ship via ShipLemon, it is necessary to contact the Dangerous Goods Manager. Contact Customer Service and ask to speak to a Dangerous Goods advisor.

Summary of Sender's Liability

The shipper is responsible for the declaration, packaging and labeling of Dangerous Goods. Shipping companies will accept Dangerous Goods, but with certain restrictions on the various products and services offered and only under certain conditions. Avoid the possibility of harm to others and avoid fines from the authorities by ensuring that your shipment does not contain dangerous materials. Some items may be considered dangerous when they are not (eg chemicals), so you can avoid your shipment being delayed or interrupted by adding the words, "Not Restricted" to your documents when applicable.

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