Airpack holds expertise in all aspects of hazardous materials shipping that include classification, certification, documentation, packaging, marking, and labeling. Hazardous materials (hazmat) and/or dangerous goods are defined as articles or substances that when transported, are capable of posing a significant risk to health, safety, or property. International and domestic rules that govern the transportation of these types of commodities are always changing; therefore, we adapt quickly and take a proactive approach to preparing your shipments. We can ensure that your cargo meets all regulations and requirements of carriers and regulatory agencies, and we’ll educate you throughout the process so that proper protocol is followed from its point of origin to its delivery. Our experienced engineers provide the most comprehensive packaging solution in the industry across the Eastern seaboard, and beyond.
Hazmat Packaging, Marks, and Labels
We source and provide uniquely engineered hazmat packaging and strictly adhere to quantity regulations, space availability, and handling requirements. Additionally, we specialize in modal consideration packing, from hazmat ground shipping to hazmat air shipping to hazmat ocean shipping. One size doesn’t fit all across various modes of transportation, and everything from packaging to documentation and certification varies from highway to airway to sea. We’ll determine what regulations apply to you and your shipment across the differing local regulatory agencies, from packaging to marks and labels. Inadequate labeling can delay a shipment, but we’re experts in ensuring smooth and efficient transport through application of appropriate marking (design or specification of a packaging) and labeling (hazard or handling) according to the DOT/IATA/IMDG/AFMAN regulations. Not only do we set industry standards with our attention to detail, our packaging inventories reflect the evolution into recyclable environmental and sustainability practices, providing contemporary solutions for today’s shipping challenges. Examples of marks include but are not limited to:
- Proper Shipping Name
- Identification Number
- Technical Names
- Special Permit Packaging
- Environmental Handling
- Marine Pollutants
- Consignment Information
- Documentation and Certification
Proper documentation and certification is crucial to the successful transport of hazardous materials and/or dangerous goods. Airpack provides all of the necessary documentation as required by carriers and the various regulatory agencies (DOT/IATA/IMO/AFMAN). From Safety Data Sheets (SDS), Competent Letters of Authority, to Hazardous Materials and Dangerous Goods certifications; we’ll acquire and/or complete, sign, and validate these documents on your behalf. Our extensive product database enables Airpack to provide quick and accurate turn-around time for all necessary documentation. Our in-depth knowledge and experience in the industry guarantees proper classification and certification of your shipment from origin to destination.
Emergency Response Services
Federal law requires that a hazmat shipment is supported by emergency response services, which we provide 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our shipments are accompanied by detailed documentation that clearly state every aspect of the package, as well as handling instructions. Our 24/7 service telephone line provides an additional layer of help and security, in case there are inquiries.
While crucial to medical, pharmaceutical, food, and other essential industries, perishable products present a unique challenge to shipping communities. We design packing and shipping systems customized for every specific circumstance, to create a workable environment for your sensitive product. Certain items need to be temperature controlled to maintain their shelf life, others need to remain frozen, still others can’t endure temperature fluctuations over a few degrees. To create a stable shipping condition for products with a short shelf life or another perishable quality, we supply the following:
- Dry ice
- Gel packs
- Insulated packaging
- Temperature monitoring technologies
We provide the service of containerization in accordance with all regulations. As with other shipments, quantity, packaging, labeling, and documentation specifications apply. Not only do we prepare the freight, we also load it into the container, and make sure that the container is legal according to regulations. Segregation and placarding are also factors when loading containers. We’re truly a one-stop-hazmat-shop.
We hold long-standing relationships as corporate hazmat consultants for essential industries such as the motorcycle and automobile industry, government aviation, search and rescue/emergency response teams, pharmaceutical communities, and military/federal operations. We manage training, counseling, and hazardous materials and/or dangerous goods certification for these industries as well, so that they can handle their shipments properly throughout the entire transaction. Airpack also offers mil-spec consulting services for contractors working with the Federal Government and/or Department of Defense (DoD). We can also assist with regulatory corrective actions and mitigation efforts. Contact us and we’ll work with you to determine the best solution for your regulatory compliance requirements.