WHAT IS A DANGEROUS GOOD?
Dangerous Goods are items or substances that when transported by aircraft are a risk to health, safety, property or the environment.
We understand that shipping and identifying of Dangerous Goods can be a challenge. NAC is here to assist you in meeting the shipping requirements with the help from our Dangerous Goods Specialists, located onsite or by the phone at 800-727-2141.
We’re here to help you ship your Dangerous Good safely!
Do you know what you are shipping?
There are many types of Dangerous Goods. Everything from lithium batteries to pressurized whip cream cans are considered to be a Dangerous Good when loaded into an aircraft. Altitude and pressurization can change the stability of many products. Dangerous Goods include, but are not limited to, ammunition, fuel, cleaners, paint, generators and anything with a motor. To read more, visit the Federal Aviation Association’s (FAA) page on Dangerous Goods. If you are unsure, ask before you ship!
IDENTIFYING DANGEROUS GOODS
Identifying Dangerous Goods is an important step in reducing the risks associated with the product by ensuring the right packaging, handling, and shipping. Never offer an unidentified, undeclared, or unclassified material for shipment. Compliance with FAA regulations and proper declaration of Dangerous Goods is the responsibility of the shipper. The Department of Transportation and FAA can and does impose severe penalties for such actions, including civil penalties and criminal prosecution of shippers. When in doubt, remember to always ask one of our NAC Dangerous Goods Specialists for assistance.
SHIPPING DANGEROUS GOODS
Here at NAC, we make shipping Dangerous Goods easy and safe. For shipping prices by different category and service level, please review the pricing table to the left. Next, you can complete the NAC Shipper’s Declaration form or we can do it for you! The form is available for download at the link here or we provide copies onsite. If you’re ready to ship and have your NAC Shipper’s Declaration form complete, a quick check and validation by the NAC team onsite is all you need. Should you have a complicated shipping such as corrosives, flammable material, or pressurized items, NAC has the knowledge and materials on-hand to properly document, package, label and mark your items for shipment.
Shipping and Handling Documents
NAC Shipper’s Declaration – Please fill out form and print a copy.
Tips for Identifying Your Dangerous Goods
Tips for Completing Your Shippers Declaration
Tips for Marking & Labeling Your Dangerous Goods Package
LITHIUM BATTERIES: As a reminder, Northern Air Cargo accepts lithium battery shipments only under the provisions of IATA. All other dangerous goods shipments will be accepted as usual under 49CFR and IATA.