Dangerous goods

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We move dangerous goods around the world every day - with the utmost safety and regulatory compliance.

Whether by road, sea or air, TNT is licensed to handle hazardous materials with the highest level of expertise and the strictest procedures to ensure safety and compliance at all times.

Any articles or substances capable of posing a significant risk to health, safety, property or the environment are classified as ‘dangerous goods’. As a shipper of such materials, you need to be fully compliant with applicable rules and regulations. So you need a reputable transportation partner you can count on.

Trust us to handle:

  • Fully regulated dangerous goods
  • Dangerous goods in limited quantities
  • Dangerous goods in excepted quantities
  • Radioactive material in excepted packages
  • Section II lithium batteries
  • Dry ice
  • Category B biological substances
  • Genetically modified (micro)organisms

Specific dangerous goods may include:

  • Paints
  • Lighters
  • Aerosols
  • Gas cylinders
  • Magnetic material
  • Spillable (wet) batteries
  • Lithium batteries
  • Equipment including lithium batteries
  • Devices including lithium batteries
  • Power supplies/power packs
  • Camping equipment
  • Electrical equipment
  • Fuel tanks & fuel systems
  • Containers holding liquids
  • Containers holding chemicals
  • Engines/spare parts

Acceptability & limitations

Dangerous goods, including hazardous chemicals, must be prepared and packaged in accordance with all regulatory requirements. It is your responsibility as shipper to declare these items and ensure they are properly packed, marked, labelled and accompanied by the correct documentation. Additional restrictions apply in some countries. Certain types of shipments may only be accepted from dangerous-goods-approved customers to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and restrictions.

For guidance on shipping dangerous goods and hazardous chemicals, please contact us to speak with one of our specialists.

Health and safety risk: $60.00 per shipment applies to items that may cause injury such as unwrapped metals or undeclared hazardous goods.

Exceeding dimensions: $75.00 per shipment for international shipments, $100.00 for domestic shipments applies to packages that exceed one or more of the following dimensions:

Express = 1.2m x 1.2m x 1.5m (47.28" X 47.28" X 59.04")
Economy = 2.4m x 1.2m x 1.5m (94.56" X 47.28" X 59.04")

Please note that charges are subject to change without notice.

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