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Dangerous Goods Management

Dangerous Goods Management

To ensure and avoid any delays in Importation and Clearance of Dangerous Goods into Dubai, DXB Air Freight requests all stations to verify the following credentials are provided from the customer. 

Document requirements: 

  • Original Commercial Invoice
  • Bill of lading/Airway bill
  • DGD (Dangerous goods Declaration / Shippers declaration)
  • Packing List
  • Certificate of Origin
  • MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)
  • Trade License of Industrial License Copy
  • No Objection Certificate from Civil Defense (in case of fire extinguishers or chemicals or extinguishing products or equipment’s)
  • No Objection Certificate from Ministry of Environment and Water (in case of pesticides and fertilizers)
  • B S E N ISO 9994/Lighter safety Specification in case of Lighters

Note: Additional certificates might be a requirement according to diverse class of chemical and toxic substances such as chemical analysis certificate and hazardous certificate and so on. 

IMO Classes and Labels

The IMO deals with various aspects of the regulation of international commercial shipping, encouraging cooperation among governments in a wide variety of technical matters. In addition, the agency supports high standards in maritime safety, promotes efficient navigation, and encourages the control and prevention of marine pollution.

IMO Classes

IMO Class IMO Description
Class 1 Explosives
1.1 Substances and articles, which have a mass explosion hazard.
1.2 Substances and articles, which have a projection hazard but not a mass explosion hazard.
1.3 Substances and articles which have a fire hazard and either a minor blast hazard or a minor
projection hazard or both, but not a mass explosion hazard.
1.4 Substances and articles, which present no significant hazard.
1.5 Very insensitive substances, which have a mass explosion hazard.
1.6 Extremely insensitive articles which do not have a mass explosion hazard.
Class 2 Gases: Compressed, Liquefied or Dissolved under Pressure
2.1 Flammable gases
2.2 Non-Flammable gases
2.3 Toxic gases
Class 3 Flammable Liquids
Class 4 Flammable Solids or Substances
4.1 Flammable solids
4.2 Substances liable to spontaneous combustion
4.3 Substances, which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases.
Class 5 Oxidizing Substances (agents) and Organic Peroxides
5.1 Oxidizing substances (agents) by yielding oxygen increase the risk and intensity of fire
5.2 Organic peroxides - most will burn rapidly and are sensitive to impact or friction
Class 6 Toxic and infectious Substances
6.1 Toxic substances
6.2 Infectious substances
Class 7 Radioactive Substances
Class 8 Corrosives
Class 9 Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles *
MHB Materials hazardous only in bulk **
  * Marine pollutants which are not of an otherwise dangerous nature are listed in class 9
  ** The regulations for materials hazardous only in bulk are not applicable to these materials when they are carried in closed freight containers, however, many precautions may have to be observed

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