What are Dangerous Goods?
Dangerous Goods are substances or materials that pose a risk to health, safety and the environment during com-mercial transportation.
These substances come in a variety of shapes and sizes ranging from recognizable commodities like gasoline and diesel, to less-obvious, everyday objects like cell phones or laptop batteries.
My cell phone is a Dangerous Good?
Yes. Your cell phone, like many electronics, is powered by a lithium-ion battery which gives it the ability to re-charge through electricity. Although there are international standards and regulations in place to ensure safe manufacturing, lithium-ion batteries are sensitive to heat and have a potential risk of combustion.
Swire’s Dangerous Goods Desk is made up of industry experts who work closely with customers to share help explain the rules and regulations required for the safe handling and shipment of your cargo and address any con-cerns you may have .
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At Swire Shipping, we accept cargo from all nine classes of Dangerous Goods as defined by the United Nations Model Regulations. These include:
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Swire Shipping can assist you with a range of Dangerous Goods related services including; classification and packaging, special transportation requirements, or compliance. Swire Shipping carries a wide range of commodities such as:
- Petroleum products: gasoline, methane, acetylene and fuel oil
- Industrial chemicals: xanthates, hydrochloric acid and sulphuric acid
- Industrial supplies: lubricants and paint
- Explosives and fireworks
- Mining equipment with radioactive components
- Ammonium nitrate based Fertilizers
- Industrial goods: machinery and generators with fuel
- Consumer products: Aerosols, lighters, adhesives and cleaning agents
- Battery-powered equipment and vehicles
With strong commitments to sustainability, Swire is looking to add renewable fuels to regular shipments, including Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) in ISO containers. Talk to a local sales office to find out more.
At Swire Shipping our biggest priority is your needs
We aim to save our customer’s time by providing innovative, door-to-door solutions that optimize their supply chains. Through a dedicated safety culture and ongoing drive for innovation, our team has the capability and experience to handle a wide-range of cargoes with ease and efficiency.
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