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Dangerous Goods Shipping

What we can support in terms of Hazmat Goods:

AOG Shipping

1. Explosives - Only Class 1.4 S to/from certain countries

2. Gases - Classes 2.1 and 2.2 accepted, Class 2.3 not accepted

3. Flammable Liquids - Accepted

4. Flammable Solids - Accepted

5. Oxidizers, Organic Peroxides - Accepted

6. Poisonous and Infectious Substances - Classes 6.1 I and 6.1 II only with special packing,

          Classes 6.1 III and 6.2 accepted

7. Radioactive Materials - Not accepted

8. Corrosive Materials - Accepted in most cases

9. Miscellaneous Hazards (Dry Ice) - Accepted


NORMAL Shipping

       • Explosives with a mass explosion hazard Ex: TNT, dynamite, nitroglycerine.

       • Explosives with a severe projection hazard.

        • Explosives with a fire, blast or projection hazard but not a mass explosion hazard.

        • Minor fire or projection hazard (includes ammunition and most consumer fireworks).

        • An insensitive substance with a mass explosion hazard

        • Extremely insensitive articles.


The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) regulates hazmat transportation within the territory of the US.

        • Explosives with a mass explosion hazard. (nitroglycerin/dynamite)

        • Explosives with a blast/projection hazard.

        • Explosives with a minor blast hazard. (rocket propellant, display fireworks)

        • Explosives with a major fire hazard. (consumer fireworks, ammunition)

        • Blasting agents.

        • Extremely insensitive explosives.


Class 2: Gases

Gases which are compressed, liquefied or dissolved under pressure as detailed below. Some gases have subsidiary risk classes; poisonous or corrosive.

2.1 Flammable Gas: Gases which ignite on contact with an ignition source, such as acetylene and hydrogen.

2.2 Non-Flammable Gases: Gases which are neither flammable nor poisonous. Includes the cryogenic gases/liquids (temperatures of below -100°C) used for cryopreservation and rocket fuels, such as nitrogen and neon.

2.3 Poisonous Gases: Gases liable to cause death or serious injury to human health if inhaled; examples are fluorine, chlorine, and hydrogen cyanide.


Class 3: Flammable Liquids

Flammable liquids included in Class 3 are included in one of the following packing groups:

  • Packing Group I, if they have an initial boiling point of 35°C or less at an absolute pressure of 101.3 kPa and any flash point, such as diethyl ether or carbon disulfide;

  • Packing Group II, if they have an initial boiling point greater than 35°C at an absolute pressure of 101.3 kPa and a flash point less than 23°C, such as gasoline (petrol) and acetone; or

  • Packing Group III, if the criteria for inclusion in Packing Group I or II are not met, such as kerosene and diesel.

  • Note: For further details, check the Dangerous Goods Transportation Regulations of the country of interest.

Class 4: Flammable Solids
Class 5: Oxidizing Agents and Organic Peroxides
Class 6: Toxic and Infectious Substances
Class 7: Radioactive Substances
Class 8: Corrosive Substances
Class 9: Miscellaneous
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