We may transport (shipping) Dangerous Goods from the UK to any destination worldwide in partnership with DG certificate holders. You can send Aerosols, Perfume, Batteries (Lithium Ion), Nail Varnish, Paints, mobile and other flammable items. But it depends on size and quantity. Typically, we send small items, such as the phone's batteries, in a small bag. We don't do it if it's oversized and large items. You need to contact that company who deals with Dangerous Goods in large volume. However, we will give you general information on how its works.
Why are some items classed as Dangerous Goods?
Many items are classified as dangerous goods under international regulations. Some hazardous items like toxic chemicals, radioactive substances, or explosives require special handling. However, ordinary everyday things can also classify as Dangerous for transport.
If you have tried to ship perfume overseas, you may have found that the postal service cannot perfume vessels, or you may have had a package seized by Royal Mail if it contains perfume. Perfume is explosive and poses a risk should the perfume bottle break and leak. In addition, it could cause a hazard to air or road shipping.
If you have tried to ship aerosols overseas, you may have found that aerosols are restricted, and Royal Mail may have seized and destroyed your package. Different aerosols can be flammable and toxic, representing multiple hazards: compressed gas, flammability, or toxicity. Flammability is an obvious problem, but poisonous gas could cause problems for aircraft or logistics workers handling the packages, and compressed gas could be an explosive hazard.
Batteries (Lithium Ion) - Nail Varnish / Paint
Nail varnish/nail lacquer/nail polish are classed as paint. Similarly, tins of colour you might use to decorate your house could be hazardous. The hazard risk is flammability, and you may have problems shipping with Royal Mail, like shipping perfume. Couriers will not accept Dangerous Goods from an approved shipper like DG Parcel. Regulation on shipping batteries has tightened in recent years. While small dry cell batteries can ship without problems, larger batteries, specifically Lithium-Ion batteries, have restrictions.
Lithium-Ion batteries power standard everyday electronic devices such as mobile phones, laptops and tablet computers. However, lithium-ion batteries pose a significant hazard in certain circumstances; they can explode and present a severe flammability risk. Besides, there are restrictions on the weight of batteries sent, whether the consignment can travel on passenger or cargo aircraft only, and accordingly, depending on the courier. Therefore, these destinations can be shipped or can be limited.
How it Works
Firstly, send us as many details about your shipment as you can. Our team will use the information you provide to verify whether the items can be shipped, any restrictions on individual requirements, and provide you with an estimated cost.
- Weight and dimensions for the parcel (e.g. 2.6kg, 20cm x 25cm x 30cm)
- The destination country, town, postcode/zip code
- Details about the items ship
For perfumes or nail varnish, tell us how many bottles and millilitres are in each bottle. For lithium-ion batteries, tell us how many Watt-hours (Wh) the storm is, or if you cannot find this information, then provide any information on the cell, such as Voltage (V) and milliamp-hours (mAh).
Tell us how many cans and litres are in each box for paint. To make it easy, providing the product's full name and supplying a photo via WhatsApp of the information on the back of the product, such as hazard symbols, is helpful.
Sometimes we may ask whether you have a "Material Safety Data Sheet" (MSDS) for the product. These can often be obtained from the seller if requested. The MSDS specifies precisely how the product should classify for transport.
Would you mind watching the video below if you are still confused about DG goods?
Should you know this information?
- The nature of goods
- UN code
- Quantity or Pieces
- Collection full address
- Destination full address
- Packed or not? if not sealed
- If packing, please provide the dimension
- Once we have all these details, we can cost you.
At last, please click on the courier form so the logistic consultant will contact you for further processing. For regular updates, please visit himal courier social media. Also, please look at the ads below; they might send good dangerous items.