March 18th 2020
Transportation of Hazardous Chemicals Guidelines
According to transport legislation and regulatory requirements, hazardous chemicals are to be stored and shipped in a safe manner. There are significant environmental and health-related risks that must not be overlooked.What are the hazardous chemicals?They are substances that have the potential of causing severe health effects. They include poisoning, breathing concerns, allergic reactions, cancer, and other major health problems.Most hazardous chemicals are classified as dangerous goods since they can cause explosions, corrosive reactions, and fires.For example, paints, fuels, pool chlorine, cleaning chemicals, gascylinders, and some pesticides can all be considered hazardous chemicals depending on their composition.Transportation Guidelines for Hazardous ChemicalsTransportation...
March 11th 2020
IATA Lithium Battery Shipping Guidelines 2020
In this digital era, Lithium batteries have become an integral part of most electronic devices. They provide more energy and longer operating life than other types of batteries. Lithium batteries, due to their higher risks, are categorized as dangerous goods. They possess safety risks that must not be overlooked while transporting them. They fall under the family of batteries with different chemistries, comprising many types of cathodes and electrolytes.IATA Lithium Battery Shipping Guidelines 2020includes everything that is required for preparing shipments with lithium batteries and is in compliance with international air transport regulations.Types of Lithium BatteriesThere are two key categories...
February 27th 2020
Guide for Hazardous Materials Classification
If you are involved in the handling, packing or transporting of hazardous materials, you may already know that several regulations must be followed to ensure safety. As a shipper, you must start by classifying the hazardous materials correctly. This will determine the right type of packaging and labeling to ensure the shipment has been prepared for safe transportation. In an emergency situation during transport, the first responders will also be aware of the hazards related to the shipment if ever there is a spill or a leak of hazardous materials. As Hazmat shipping experts, EZ-Ship Sofwares inc. understands how important...
February 19th 2020
What is a Shipper's Declaration for Dangerous Goods?
Transport documents that are compliant to rules and regulations are an
imperative part of shipping dangerous goods. Shipper's declaration form is
to provide critical information to the transport operator in a certain
format that is recognized industry wide. In accordance with the
IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
(DGR), packaging and labeling are two crucial criteria to be fulfilled by
the consignor in order to ship dangerous goods.
February 12th 2020
How to Ship Lithium Batteries? (By Sea/Sea Freight, by Air, by Road)
Much like gasoline, propane, and sulfuric acid, lithium-ion batteries are
equally dangerous to ship. There are a lot of unresolved airplanes
incidents that possibly were caused due to lithium batteries being
transported. Although, during the manufacturing process, lithium-ion
batteries are put through rigorous testing. There are several factors to
consider while shipping lithium batteries by sea or by air
. You can't just have them packed away in a box to be shipped.