Air freight is convenient and efficient, and proper packaging of cargo is crucial for international cargo transportation.
To ensure that the goods start from the place of origin until they reach the consignee safely and without damage, it is necessary to know more about the necessary packaging requirements for air cargo to ensure the safe and efficient transportation of goods.
1. The reasons for damage to the goods
Causes of packaging damage, of course, including the movement of goods in the air cargo process - the handling of ground personnel, interaction with trucks and forklifts and other vehicles, as well as aircraft experiencing turbulence caused by airflow.
And cargo may also not be delivered on a single flight. Before arriving at the final destination will pass through multiple transit points at different airports.
2. Air cargo cargo packaging requirements
1. Size requirements.
Standard air freight maximum size of 2.44 x 3.15 meters longer or wider cargo, but these goods are based on the requirements of different airline companies may need to use special equipment to package the goods, so the goods need to pay attention to control the overall size of the goods, so as not to pack too large can not pass security checks and can not be on the flight.
Generally speaking, the pallet cargo are required to pass the x-scanner security check within the special size range, its size is generally: 1.20m x 1.20m high x 1.53m long, and the maximum continuous weight of each pallet is 1000kg
2. Special cargo requirements in the air cargo process
One of the most important aspects of packaging is to clearly and correctly mark the package. This is very important in the air freight process, because packages with incorrectly labeled cargo can cause delays and even be rejected by the carrier (airline).
Special attention should be paid to the transport of any of the nine categories of dangerous goods, it is necessary to use the dangerous goods label to mark them accordingly. Nine categories of dangerous goods include: explosives flammable gases / flammable liquids / flammable solids / oxides / toxic and infectious / radioactive / corrosives / mixed
If the transported goods need to be temperature controlled, they need to be insulated with well-insulated packaging to keep the goods within the required temperature range. Both dangerous goods and temperature-controlled cargo require special instructions with the shipping company when booking, taking care to label the package - "Handle with care", "Keep dry" "Do not stack", "Fragile" for handling by ground staff.