Regulations for moving dangerous goods.

How to move dangerous goods?

Moving of dangerous goods cannot be done easy. Various goods are forbidden to transport as part of a household goods inventory. These goods may be prohibited by; the government, insurance companies and/or carrier. Airfreight and sea freight carriers have different rules and regulations for dangerous goods. Yellow Move international movers know the rules and regulations of authorities and help you in preventing rejected goods!

 

Flammable items such as an aerosol, spray or cleaning products can cause an explosion or fire that will damage your personal belongings or worse. Loads are often transported trough different climates or from great heights. Sun heat can bring the temperature in a container over the 150 ° F (= 65 ° C). This can even happen in the middle of the winter.

 

It is the responsibility of the owner of the goods to remove prohibited items before packing. They need to be removed or placed separately and marked clearly to make sure they will not be packed and loaded by the moving crew. From the packing crew it cannot be expected to read all descriptions or check this all during packing and loading of the goods.

 

Airfreight shipments may not contain any liquids at all..

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NOTE: Terms of Moving Dangerous Goods

GOVERNMENT LEGAL REGULATIONS REQUIRE THAT ALL HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, WHICH ARE LOADED IN ALL KIND OF LOADS, WILL BE REMOVED AND DESTROYED WITHOUT NOTICE. DAMAGE TO OTHER GOODS, CAUSED BY OPENING PACKAGES, ARE NOT COVERED BY THE INSURANCE.

 

Relocation internationally? Read the national regulations!

Moving to the United States, moving to China, or moving to the United Arabic Emirates? Make sure you will be well informed about the local regulations about the country you are moving to. This rules for dangerous goods may varies a lot per country. Yellow Move movers can offer you the latest update!

International destinations

Prohibited goods in household goods shipments are:

 

  • Flammable liquids such as alcohol, lubricants, antifreeze mixtures and cleaning products such as stain removers for clothing and office equipment
  • Flammable substances such as lighter fluids, matches, wood, oil/pickling, adhesives, paints and varnishes, torches, gas tanks, charcoal/briquettes, butane/propane/gasoline/oil and petrochemical garden sprays.
  • Corrosive stuff such as acidic substances, sewer drain cleaner, bleaching stuff (such as these are usually used in swimming pools).
  • Compressed gases such as aerosols, fire extinguishers, and oxygen tanks (diving).
  • Explosives Fireworks, flashlights, ammunition and weapons.

 

In case of any doubts please visit the website of IATA.