Hazmat Shipping - Air Shipping Guide

Air Transport of Dangerous Goods

A Guide to Safe and Compliant Hazmat Shipping and Handling

Airplane As in the ground and maritime transport of dangerous goods, shipping dangerous goods by air comes with its own set of regulations, hazmat shipping papers and publications. After more than 40 years in the business of helping our customers stay safe and compliant when it comes to hazmat shipping, we've become leaders in the industry. To aid shippers and carriers interested in the air transport of dangerous goods, we've compiled this guide to the safe and secure transport of dangerous goods by air.

  1. Stay Up-to-Date on the ICAO's Latest Guidelines and Regulations
    The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and other national authorities develop regulations for the safe transport of dangerous goods by air. They encourage compliance with their dangerous goods regulations.

    You can stay up-to-date on the latest regulations by keeping a current copy of the IATA and the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air. The ICAO's technical instructions align with the UN recommendations for the transport of dangerous goods.

    The 49 CFR is an important publication for shippers, carriers and freight forwarders in any mode of transportation. Browse all air transport publications.

  2. Stock up on Essential Shipping Forms
    It's important to provide appropriate shipping forms to reduce confusion and streamline the transportation of hazardous and non-hazardous goods. The Shippers Declaration for Dangerous Goods is required for all international shipments of hazardous materials by air. Browse all shipping forms.

  3. Invest in High Quality Training
    Comprehensive training is important for any mode of hazmat shipping. At Labelmaster, we provide a complete selection of IATA training programs. Browse the CD-based and web based training programs available below:

Hazmat Incidents and Damages by Mode

DOT PHMSA reports hazmat incidents across the United States. The following infographic documents hazmat incidents and total damages as a result of hazmat accidents. Proper packaging, labeling, marking, and placarding are vital to safely shipping hazmat.

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