Hazardous material (or hazmat) include materials that are radioactive, flammable, explosive or corrosive, oxidizers or asphyxiants, bio hazardous, toxic, pathogen or allergen substances and organisms, but also physical conditions as compressed gases and liquids or hot material, including all goods containing such materials or chemicals, or may have other characteristics that render it hazardous during transport.

Remember the freight forwarder is not qualified to classify goods – LET demands a Material Safety Data Sheet- for short, MSDS. Most MSDS will clearly state a UN number, or a MSDS will clearly show whether this material is regulated by IMO or not. For this purpose try to get the proper chemical name if a chemical is involved.

A freight forwarder should not handle knowingly dangerous goods without supporting shipper's declaration of hazardous goods. Every type of hazardous product requires different mode of transport, packing type, handling, limitation, inspection and paperwork.

When it comes to this type of product, we will advise you every step of the way. Our team has the experience and certification to handle it.

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