Dangerous Goods Packaging Service NJ, NY, PA and CT IATA, IMDG, CFR49

DGM New York

95 Newfield Avenue Suite K

Edison, New Jersey 08837 USA

Phone: 908.862.1010

General Email: Info@DGM-USA-NY.com

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Dangerous Goods Packaging

  • Packing, repacking, and overpacking of dangerous goods

  • Compliance checks for prepared shipments pre-tender

  • Dry ice and perishable packaging

 

The repacking of hazardous materials comprises the core of the many services offered by DGM. Our staff expertly packs hazardous materials according to all applicable regulations while also selecting the most cost effective means of shipment. We can assist with any request for packing of any hazardous material - just ask!

We commonly repack cargo into:

Fibreboard Boxes (4G and 4GV)

Steel Drums (1A1 and 1A2)

Plastic drums (1H1 and 1H2)

Plastic jerricans (3H1 and 3H2)

All of our packaging is UN specification, meeting and exceeding the compliance requirements set forth by government regulations and industry standards. With decades of experience at our disposal, we have the knowledge required to properly secure shipments - particularly fragile, heavy, and uneven loads.

 

Our capabilities for preparing restricted articles (dangerous goods) vary from preparing a single carton containing 1 aerosol can (ID8000, Consumer commodity, class 9) to extremely large and complex shipments. We have prepared 8,000 combination package plastic drums, 1H2 with plastic inner package bottles, for air freight to meet IATA requirements. We have also prepared in a very short turn-around time of just 2 days, 420 different shipments consisting of different products including the issuance of shipping papers, waybills, marks, labels, and packing slips.

 

Benefits of using Dangerous Goods Management for packing your shipments:

  • Limit liability exposure to the original shipper

  • Expert preparation to ensure accuracy of compliance of shipments

  • Professional packaging and preparation

  • Eliminate package supply needs

  • Eliminate costly training requirements (In some circumstances)

  • Save time and avoid deciphering regulations

Lithium Metal Battery and Lithium Ion Battery Shipments

 

Lithium battery shipments, whether they are lithium metal batteries, lithium ion batteries, packing in equipment, or packed with equipment - we can handle it. We prepare thousands of lithium batteries in all configurations.

 

Properly assigning lithium batteries to the various designations is a difficult task with each designation having vastly different requirements. Consider DGM your go to source regarding all lithium battery shipments.

Below is an example of a large lithium battery, which was shipped under a DOT special permit for Ferrari.  This battery is used in the LaFerrari model which now sell for a price of $5,000,000 USD. 

Below is a class 3 cargo aircraft only, class 3 passenger and cargo aircraft, and class 9 packages prepared according to IATA regulations. This was a rush shipment. The customer’s requested turn around was to drop off on a Thursday morning to have it picked up Thursday afternoon before closing. We had it packed, documented, marked, labeled and back in their facility at 2:30 p.m the same day.

Below is an example of multiple overpack boxes, each contains a small 3.8 L steel drum. Each drum was overpacked to comply with the operator variation for China Airlines that requires single packages 1A1 steel drums to be overpacked

Automobiles, jet skis, motorcycles and anything with an engine is regulated for air and ocean transportation. This is 1 of 2 Ferrari FXX race cars DGM inspected and issued an RA certificate on to move via air transport on a Lufthansa flight. The value of each car was $2,800,000.00. We have issued documents on vehicles worth twice that amount in the past.

Guide to UN Specification Codes 

 

Here are a few examples of how to properly read the UN spec code on a package and understand its use and limits. Equally as important are the package closure instructions which indicate to the shipper the proper closure instructions and limitations for the package.

 

(CFR49 178.2 package closure instructions)

(UN) indicates the packaging meets United Nations standard package recommendations (a link to UN specification packaging can be found on the Hazmat Dictionary page)

  • 1 means drum

  • G means fiber

  • X means package is rated for packing group I, II and III hazardous materials

  • 120 means that the finished package weight shall not weigh more than 120 kilos gross (a link to gross weight definition can be found on the Hazmat Dictionary page)

  • S means that the package may only be filled with solids. (this does NOT mean that the contents of the inner package must be solids).

  • 11 indicates the year of manufacture of the package

  • USA indicates the country of manufacturer

  • GBC indicates the manufacturer of the package.

(UN) indicates the packaging meets United Nations standard package recommendations (a link to UN specification packaging can be found on the Hazmat Dictionary page)

  • 4 means box

  • G means fibre

  • V means inner packages may vary, i.e. box can be packed with shipper’s choice of plastic bottle(s), glass bottle(s), metal canister(s) etc., also within limitations. PACKAGES WITHOUT THE “V” RATING ARE REQUIRED TO ONLY USE THE INNER PACKAGES AS PRESCRIBED IN THE CLOSURE INSTRUCTIONS.

  • means package is rated for packing group I, II and III hazardous materials

  • 39.4 means that the finished package weight shall not weigh more than 39.4 kilos gross (a link to gross weight definition can be found on the Hazmat Dictionary page)

  • S means that the package may only be filled with solids. (this does NOT mean that the contents of the inner package must be solids).

  • 11 indicates the year of manufacture of the package

  • USA indicates the country of manufacturer

  • +AX5541 indicates the manufacturer of the package.

This is an example of a duel rated steel drum. This drum is capable of being packed with solids, or liquids may be poured directly into the package.

UN specification code on the top line

  • (UN) indicates the packaging meets United Nations specifications

  • 1 means drums

  • A means steel

  • means removable head (top of drum is removable)

  • indicates that packing group II or III hazardous materials may be packaged within the package (packing group I may NOT)

  • 1.4 indicates the maximum specific gravity the liquid may be poured within the package

  • 100 indicates the pressure rating of the drum in (kPa) kilopascal. This is essential to meet air requirements which typically start at 75/95 kPa for liquid hazardous materials.

  • 11 indicates the year of manufacture of the package

  • USA indicates the country of manufacturer

  • WSCC 9263 indicates the manufacturer of the package.

UN specification code on the bottom line

  • (UN) indicates the packaging meets United Nations specifications

  • 1 means drums

  • means steel

  • 2 means removable head (top of drum is removable)

  • indicates that packing group I, II or III hazardous materials may be packaged within the package

  • 120 indicates the maximum specific gravity the liquid may be poured within the package

  • means that the package may only be filled with solids. (this does NOT mean that the contents of the inner package must be solids)

  • 11 indicates the year of manufacture of the package

  • USA indicates the country of manufacturer

  • WSCC 9263 indicates the manufacturer of the package.

Freight Forwarder IATA Checklists

DGM offers a compliance check program for hazardous material shipments prior to being tendered to air or ocean carriers. Our expert staff utilizes years of industry experience and an in-depth compliance check system to ensure that your shipments won’t be rejected by the accepting carrier. Many of our customers use this service as a means to eliminate airline rejections as well as the trucking transfer costs that are associated with freight that has been declined once tendered to an airline. Since this is an extra step in the logistics program, we provide an exceptionally fast turn around to ensure that shipments do not experience any delays.

  • Provide checklist more in-depth than most “standard” airline checklists

  • Email digit photographs of issues to pass along to customers for future reference

  • Provide complete citations from IATA manual for reference of applicable sections so you don't have to waste time finding the correct information

 

This program also helps freight forwarders comply with TSA requirements for maintaining checklists on dangerous goods shipments. We are able to provide programs to check all of your dangerous goods shipments or general cargo from problematic shippers.

 

We are so confident that we go beyond any other dangerous goods compliance company’s check systems, we offer a money back guarantee.

 

*Please note that this does not include rejections that carriers cannot cite from the applicable regulatory manual for the shipment. Ask one of our company representatives for further details*

DGM also offers dry ice packing for shipments that require below freezing temperatures for the duration of their transit. We are able to assist in re-icing delayed shipments at area airports, and are particularly experienced with Enviro-tainers. In addition, we are able to change out batteries used for fan-forced circulation systems.

DRY ICE CHART