Dangerous Goods

Dangerous Goods

We do transport (shipping) Dangerous Goods from Woolwich, London to any destination around the world. You can send Aerosols, Perfume, Batteries (Lithium Ion), Nail Varnish,  Paints, mobile and other flammable items.

Why are some items classed as Dangerous Goods?

Dangerous Goods
Dangerous Goods

Many items classified as dangerous goods under international regulations. Some hazardous items like toxic chemicals, radioactive substances, or explosive items, obviously 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 vessel, or you may have had a package seized by Royal Mail if it contains perfume. Perfume is flammable, and as such poses, a risk should the perfume bottle break and leak. It could cause a hazard shipping by air or shipping by road.


Well, 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. There are different types of aerosols, but they can be flammable aerosols and toxic aerosols and so represent multiple hazards: compressed gas, flammability, or toxicity. Flammability is an obvious problem, but a poisonous gas could cause problems on an aircraft or to 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 considered hazardous. The hazard risk is flammability, and like shipping perfume, you may have problems shipping with Royal Mail, and couriers will not accept Dangerous Goods unless 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 and specifically Lithium Ion batteries have restrictions.

Lithium-Ion batteries power standard everyday electronic devices such as mobile phones, laptops and tablet computers. Lithium-Ion batteries pose a significant hazard in that in certain circumstances; they can explode and present a severe flammability risk. Besides, there are restrictions on the weight of batteries send, whether the consignment can travel on passenger aircraft or is restricted to cargo aircraft only, and accordingly, depending on the courier the destinations that 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, if there are any restrictions on individual requirements, and to 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 how many millilitres are in each bottle. For lithium-ion batteries tell us how many Watt-hours (Wh) the battery is, or if you cannot find this information then any information on the cell such as Voltage (V) and milliamp-hours (mAh).

For paint, tell us how many cans, how many litres in each box. To make it easy, if you can provide the full name of the product and supply a photo via WhatsApp of the information on the back of the product, such as hazard symbols, this 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.

What do we need from you?
  • The nature of goods
  • UN code
  • Quantity or Pieces
  • Collection full address
  • Destination full address 
  • Packed or not? if not packed, you need to pack
  • If packing, please provide dimension 
  • once we have all these details only, we can give you a total cost.

Now, you can realise that handling DG is not easy. However, we can give you around a figure about the general cost as below


Per KG: Depends on the box and stuff
Collection: Depends on the location
UK Handling (export docs)
: £50 
DG  Documents fee: £150  (DG Certificate, Labelling, Airline s handling for DG goods, Diagnostic fee, you may also charge secondary scanning if your items fail on primary scanning which cost you extra £80 minimum or per £0.19 P per kg which is higher.  
Others charges: Might be other charges for class 1 glass cargo etc.

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