Shipping dangerous goods isn’t always what it sounds like. When you hear the term “dangerous goods,” you might instantly think of shipping chemicals, something explosive or even a kind of weapon. However, that’s rarely the case.
Hair spray may be deemed dangerous because of the flammable material. Likewise, a lithium ion battery can also be considered dangerous. If you’re planning to send any kind of electronic device that requires a rechargeable battery, there’s a good chance those are categorized as “dangerous goods” as well. That is why, when it comes to international trade show shipping, you should know how to pack and ship these kinds of items.
Know the Country Requirements
Prior to packing and boxing up anything for an international shipment, you need to know the shipping requirements for the country you’re sending something to. Some countries might require you to package your batteries or flammable materials separately from the rest of your goods. Others might want to inspect these items at customs, which means you’ll need to alter how you pack.
It is a good idea to conduct research on any country you’re utilizing international trade show shipping services for.
In most cases, you’ll need to classify the dangerous material being shipped. If you have any questions regarding the classification, talk to a customer service specialist at AMR Group. Often, there are varying classifications in each group (and your item may even fall under a number of them).
Air vs. Ground
Sometimes there are different regulations for shipping dangerous items via ground, air or sea. Usually, shippers and customs officials want the dangerous materials to move as quickly as possible. Most dangerous items become unstable when left in the heat. Because of this, freights that might take longer, like sea freight, may not accept certain items for shipment. Discuss the shipping opportunities with AMR Group to find out the best ways to ship your dangerous goods.
When it comes to international trade show shipping, you need to pay special attention to country requirements for each item in your shipment. AMR Group’s expert team has the knowledge and experience in shipping sensitive items overseas. Let us handle the process for you. Contact us at 702-800-6385 to learn more.