Dangerous Goods–commonly termed as Hazardous goods; remain a topic of curiosity for the novice patrons–especially the one who is planning to send general cargo to India from UK for the first time.
Hazardous Materials (or Dangerous Goods) are the things that are likely to harm property, people and the surroundings while being in transit; the reason it reacts with the atmosphere. As these substance swift to respond with the atmosphere when in contact, even with subtle change in the temperature, and they are expected to set fire and chaos on board.
For instance, a machine such as a car engine with motor oil possibly can dent the safety while in transportation. However, several common domestic items are also categories as ‘Dangerous Goods’ when being transferred.
Apparently harmless day-to-day consumer goods can be regulated under the transportation laws, since they are a compound of ingredients which are restricted, and likely to spoil the environment on board.
- Many are unaware, that a simple item such as perfumes, nail paint remover, paint, hand sanitizer and shoe polish, etc. can all be inflammable?
- Or Jars that help you formulate soda products boasts compressed non-flammable gas, that loiter the risk of busting at any point in transit.
- Likewise, when one take sense of a vital support of the 21st century–cellular phones, they are also manifest below the dangerous goods, for them, they are powered by lithium batteries. In the similar way lithium battery enabled electronic gadgets fall in the same group. (Yes, both liquid batteries and lithium batteries).
Everybody buys or uses items categorized as a dangerous goods usually without troubling our conscious.
In our daily lives these products are ideal for normal usage, but when arranging them for a delivery to the other end of the world, it is crucial that they are shipped securely. For it to haul without any untoward incident on board and at other travelling junctions.
Is one allowed to ship Dangerous goods globally?
Yes, a lot of goods regarded as hazardous materials can be shipped globally, though, these commodities require a particular sort of packaging, proper classification/labeling and certificates indicate all diligent individuals that make up the global transportation work and are attentive of probable hazard while in transit.
Therefore, it is imperative for the shipper to be well aware of the commodity he/she is planning to send. And produce competent documents, packing and certificates accordingly, for the smooth transition of goods.