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There are also special cabinets for the transportation of dangerous goods. In addition, for the normal delivery of general cargo, general cargo and dangerous goods are not placed in the same cabinet to prevent the inspection from reducing the transportation efficiency of the entire cabinet.

The following is a detailed introduction to the classification of dangerous goods according to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code.

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  1. Substances and articles with mass explosion hazard;
  2. Substances and articles that have a projection hazard but no mass explosion hazard;
  3. Substances and articles that have combustion hazards and local explosion hazards or local projection hazards or both hazards, but no overall explosion hazard;
  4. Articles and substances that do not present major hazards;
  5. Very insensitive substances with mass explosion hazard;
  6. Extremely insensitive substances with no mass explosion hazard.


Dangerous Goods



  1. Item flammable gas;
  2. Non-flammable and non-toxic gas;
  3. Toxic gas.

There is also a relatively large demand for international shipping of dangerous gas in the market.

class 2.1:Flammable gases

Representative products are automobile spray paint, snow seeds, etc. These products basically need to be packaged in tin cans.

Class 2.2 :Non-flammable and non-toxic gases

Such representative products are concierge flowers, concierge flowers and other products.

Class 2.3 :Toxic gases

This type of product is more difficult to transport, and the representative products are compressed gas, hydrogen sulfide, and various industrial gases.


Dangerous Goods


Flammable liquid:

Such dangerous goods are currently exported in relatively large quantities, and the representative products are paints, coatings, glues, adhesives, alcohol, thinner and so on. This type is a flammable liquid, which has a relatively high requirement on the flash point. Attention should be paid to the control of the ambient temperature of the cargo transportation and storage.

Flammable solids

Substances prone to spontaneous combustion, substances that emit flammable gases when in contact with water:

  1. Flammable solid;
  2. Substances prone to spontaneous combustion;
  3. Substances that emit flammable gases when in contact with water.

The most important thing to pay attention to in this kind of dangerous goods is the flammable substances of category 4.2 and 4.3. Many ports can not accept the export of such products, and there are also many dangerous warehouses that cannot store such dangerous goods. It has been shipped many times before. Dangerous goods accidents are caused by 4 types of dangerous goods.


Dangerous Goods


Oxidizing substances and organic peroxides

  1. Oxidizing substances;
  2. Organic peroxides.

The representative product of this kind of dangerous goods is bleaching powder. Many exporters used to treat this kind of goods as ordinary goods. They will burn or explode when they meet water or the temperature is too high.

It and 5.2 dangerous goods have very high temperature requirements. When exporting Class 5.2 dangerous goods tert-butyl peroxide-2-ethylhexanoate, such products need to be controlled at a constant temperature of a twin-engine refrigerator below 20 degrees Celsius.

Toxic and infectious substances

  1. Toxic substances;
  2. Infectious substances.

Toxic substances or infectious substances are representative of pesticides, sodium fluorosilicate, etc. Special care should be taken when shipping such goods to prevent damage and distribution of the goods, which are toxic to the human body.

Radioactive substances

They are seriously hazardous products, and only qualified dangerous goods freight forwarders or transportation companies can handle them. The export port and shipping company also need to be confirmed multiple times.

Dangerous Goods

Corrosive substances

Corrosive substances are divided into two types: acids and alkalis. Goods in this category refer to solids or liquids that can burn human tissue and cause damage to metals and other objects. Visible necrosis occurs within 4 hours in contact with the skin, or a solid or liquid whose average annual corrosion rate on the surface of No. 20 steel exceeds 6.25mm/a at a temperature of 55°C.

Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles

Miscellaneous the dangerous are mostly exported, such as batteries, various lithium batteries, and storage batteries. 

To ensure low inspection rate, Xiongda International Logistics does not undertake any dangerous goods.For all your needs for shipping from China to USA, please contact us today!

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