TRANSPORT OF DANGEROUS GOODS BY AIRWAY
TRANSPORT OF DANGEROUS GOODS - BATTERY SAFE BY AIRWAY
The One Logistics noted that dangerous goods can only be accepted when the shipment is not prohibited by air transport, correctly classified, appropriately packed, labeled, marked, and packaging according to IATA. (International Air Transport Association), goods must be declared dangerous goods (dangerous DGD declaration)
One of the most common dangerous items is Pin. We are well aware of the importance of ensuring safe transportation of battery products in an air cargo system.
Rechargeable batteries can short-circuit and cause fire, some contain corrosive liquids. Therefore, if the packaging requirements are not met, these shipments may cause problems during shipping.
The One Logistics will provide all this guide information to assist you to pack and declare the battery safely while air transport.
Wet batteries are dangerous goods transported by air:
- UN2794 battery, Wet with acid, (battery).
- UN2800 battery, Wet, no spill (battery).
- UN2795 battery, Wet with alkali, (electric battery).
Requirements Packed wet batteries in air transport:
The outer container must be a UN Standard Container. This type of container must have an acid / alkali-resistant liner properly sealed to prevent leakage in case of water leakage. Metal containers are required to have an appropriate acid / alkali-resistant lining to prevent leakage in case of spillage.
The battery is firmly fixed with the lid and the vent is facing up. This helps avoid electric shock. Check the arrow label to point out the outside of the container to position it up: with the words "This End Up" or "This Side Up" (This Edge Up) can recorded on the top of the container.
Lithium battery air transportation includes:
- UN3090 Lithium Metal Batteries (including lithium alloy batteries).
- UN3091 Lithium Metal Batteries Are installed in the Device (including lithium alloy batteries).
- UN3091 Lithium Metal Batteries Packaged with Equipment (including lithium alloy batteries).
- UN3480 Lithium Ion Battery (including Li-ion polymer battery).
- UN3481 Lithium Ion Battery Being installed in the Device (including Li-ion polymer battery)
- UN3481 Lithium Metal Batteries Packaged with Equipment (including Li-ion polymer batteries).
Lithium batteries are commonly used for a variety of devices, such as mobile phones, computers, cameras and tools. Basically, the cost of producing lithium batteries is 40% higher than traditional NiCad (Nickel-Cadimi) batteries. However, lithium batteries have a higher service life, double the good alkaline batteries, thus minimizing battery replacement. Lithium batteries can provide very high currents and will discharge very quickly when touched, which leads to the possibility of high currents emitting fire, destroying itself and very dangerous surrounding objects. during flight.
Regulations on the transport of lithium batteries and batteries have had important changes. Batteries or batteries must be tested in accordance with UN Test Guidelines and Indicators. See section 49CFR§173.185, ICAO Technical Guide and Special Terms IATA (DGR). The US Department of Transportation's Hazardous Materials and Pipeline Safety Administration (DOT PHMSA) has imposed a ban on the transport of metal lithium batteries / batteries on passenger aircraft.
The One Logistics will apply additional lithium battery / battery packaging requirements, as shown below. This policy applies to:
- Lithium batteries and batteries are fully marked, labeled and certified in accordance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations.
- Lithium batteries and batteries are shipped under the permission of the "Competent Authority" by any relevant governmental authority.
- Previous Lithium batteries and batteries have been shipped, except for other regulatory requirements in IATA's Special Terms - Dangerous Goods Regulations.
Packing Requirements for Metal Lithium Batteries:
Lithium batteries and batteries must be individually packed with a sealed inner packaging made of pressed plastic, cardboard or other completely sealed packaging to protect each battery and battery from contact with the battery. or another battery or any other material capable of conducting electricity to avoid electric shock. Please note: Many batteries / batteries that are packaged in a sealed plastic bag in the "for retail" format will be accepted.
Short-circuit the battery when air transport:
The battery can heat and cause a fire or explosion if the terminal is touched. Protect the terminals from foreign objects and other goods to avoid electric shock.
Dangerous goods will be affixed with corresponding labels so that when exploiting goods, carriers and port authorities they will have corresponding declaration operations.
Declaring to send dangerous goods when air transport:
The sender's dangerous shipment declaration (DGD) is established at the airport of departure according to the form by the shipper or the shipping agent. The declarer must have a valid certificate of dangerous goods and be responsible for the accuracy of the declared information.
No modification of declaration is allowed unless the amendment is signed with a sender signature on the side to confirm the amendment, except for the three allowed details, the air waybill number and the departure airport , the airport arrives for mining reasons. DGD must always include a shipment unless the dangerous goods are not declared.
If the dangerous shipment has many dangerous goods categories, it is allowed to use multiple declarations but must specify the number of each declaration in accordance with IATA DGR. For shipping lithium batteries, except for lithium batteries in accordance with the Packing Guidelines (HDG) 965, 968 are not accepted by airlines to transport, in cases where DGD declarations are not required (Section II, 966 , 967, 969, 970), the declaration is made using the battery declaration form for the shipper or shipping agent.
DGD and Pin Declaration are made into two copies: one kept on file at the place of shipment, the other is attached with the shipment documents following the flight to the airport. When the shipment is multi-stage or split into several parts, this document must be copied to ensure that the accompanying documents of DGD, battery declaration and dangerous goods transport documents must be prepared in English. If the relevant country has its own storage or language requirements on the declaration, those terms must also be applied.
Above we have introduced the entire packaging process and declared dangerous goods when air transport.
Please contact our hotline 090.328.8872 (Mr Thang) to get the fastest and most economical shipping and declaration of dangerous goods.
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