Do You Know The Air Freight Packaging Requirements?
Air freight is convenient and efficient, and the correct packaging of goods is essential for international freight transportation.
To ensure that the goods start from the place of departure until they reach the consignee in a safe and undamaged manner, it is necessary to learn more about the necessary packaging requirements for air freight to ensure the safe and efficient transportation of the goods.
Reasons for damage to the goods
The causes of package damage, of course, also include the movement of goods during air freight – handling by people on the ground, interactions with vehicles such as trucks and forklifts, and turbulent airflow experienced by aircraft.
And the goods may not be delivered on one flight. There are multiple transfer points at different airports before reaching the final destination.
Packaging requirements for air cargo
1. Size requirements
The maximum size of standard ssc air freight is 2.44 x 3.15 meters longer or wider, but these goods may need to be packed with special equipment according to the requirements of different airlines, so you need to pay attention to control the overall size of the goods when packing to avoid Unable to board the flight because the package is too large to pass through security.
Generally speaking, palletized goods need to pass the security inspection of x-scanning machine within a special size range. The size is generally: 1.20 meters x 1.20 meters high x 1.53 meters long, and the maximum continuous weight of each pallet is 1000 kg
2. Special cargo is required in the air cargo process
One of the most important aspects of packaging is to label the packaging clearly and correctly. This is very important during airfreight as a package with incorrectly labelled cargo can cause delays or even be rejected by the carrier (airline).
Of particular note is the transport of any of the nine categories of dangerous goods that must be marked accordingly with a dangerous goods label. Nine categories of dangerous goods include: explosives flammable gas/flammable liquid/flammable solid/easy oxidizing/toxic and infectious/radioactive/corrosive/miscellaneous
If the goods being transported require temperature control, they need to be insulated with well-insulated packaging to keep the goods within the required temperature range. Dangerous goods and temperature-controlled goods need to be specially explained to the airline when booking, and pay attention to the labels on the packaging - "handle with care", "keep dry", "do not stack", "fragile", so that ground staff can deal with.