Perishable Articles are items that are subject to decay, ruin or destruct. Such items can be damaged due to changes in temperature, climate, altitude or other exposures. Example: fresh food, plants, pharmaceuticals.
Valuable Articles are items that have considerable material or monetary worth. Each valuable shipment must be packed in a suitable container and sealed by respective airline. Such cargo is normally released upon arrival. Example: bank notes, diamonds, precious stones, gold, platinum.
Vulnerable Articles are items that are liable to be stolen and are ready to be marketed. This kind of cargo shall always be stored either in strong rooms, or in constant surveillance areas. Example: peripherals, hi-fi, semi-precious articles.
Live animals are shipped in a pressurized and temperature controlled area of the plane. Kennels, cages and any other container used to carry live animals must be big enough so that animals have enough room to stand up and turn around. Every container must at least have one food and one water bowl secured to it.
Whether cremated or uncremated human remains can be shipped to most countries against a death certificate issued by appropriate authorities in the country that person died. Uncremated human remains are to be shipped in a lead or zinc inner coffin, and a wooden outer coffin, which is then covered by canvas. Cremated human remains are to be shipped in an urn.
Classification and labelling summary tables
Class 1: Explosives
Explosive Dangerous Goods have compatibility group letters assigned to facilitate segregation during transport. The letters used range from A to S excluding the letters I, M, O, P, Q and R. The example above shows an explosive with a compatibility group "A" (shown as 1.1A). The actual letter shown would depend on the specific properties of the substance being transported.
• 1.1 Explosives with a mass
explosion hazard (Ex: TNT, dynamite, nitroglycerine.)
Class 2: Gases
Gases which are compressed,
liquefied or dissolved under pressure as detailed below. Some gases have
subsidiary risk classes; poisonous or corrosive.
Flammable liquids included in Class 3 are included in one of the following packing groups:
Ship spares are various spare parts that are urgently needed to be used on ships in transit.
Fragile Goods are articles that are easily broken, damaged or destroyed. Such items are to be handled with utmost care during transportation. Example: glassware, chinaware, solid items contianing liquids.
Wet goods are items that can spill or leak during transportation. Such items must be packed in watertight packages (preferably styrofoam boxes) to help prevent accidents. Upon arrival at destination, such shipments must be protected from heat, and maybe even kept refrigerated or frozen. Example: cooled goods, wetted fresh flowers, live fish, invertebrates, frozen articles.
Magnetized Articles are items that impart the properties of a magnet.