Dangerous goods policy

Freightways Limited - Dangerous Goods Policy

Freightways Limited (FRE) has devised the following policy to manage the handling and cartage of Dangerous Goods (DGs). The overriding objective is to ensure a commitment to legislative requirements with minimal disruption to customers' expectations.

  • The policy is set to work within the legislative requirements of the Land Transport Rule - Dangerous Goods 2005, the current International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) regulations.
  • All FRE brands and their management teams are committed to ensuring that all employees and contractors involved in processing and transporting DGs are competently trained in line with this policy.
  • It is the responsibility of FRE employees and contractors to ensure that these requirements are met before any further handling or processing of DGs.
  • This policy is to be applied in conjunction with FRE Health and Safety Policy and with the guidelines set by Air Freight NZ Limited and it's operating standards.
  • FRE retains the right to amend this policy without prior notification and will ensure that any changes are effectively communicated.

FRE group companies will endeavour to assist their customers wherever possible to ensure that service levels are maintained at all times, however due to the compliance requirements for Dangerous Goods it is possible they may not meet our advertised service standards.

Conditions of Acceptance

FRE has restricted itself to certain classes or divisions of DGs that do not require segregation during transport. Refer to Tables A and B to identify which DGs we accept and for any additional limitations or pre-approval requirements.

  • All DGs presented for transport must be properly identified, declared using Freightways Limited approved documents, clearly and correctly marked and labelled, and packed in approved packaging that is safe for transport. It is the shipper's responsibility to meet these requirements.
  • DG Declaration forms for each item must be provided in duplicate.
  • DGs that have a subsidiary risk will not be accepted.
  • The Shipper is responsible for ensuring all the legal requirements of the Land Transport Rule - Dangerous Goods 2005, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) regulations and conditions set out in the Freightways Dangerous Goods Policy and Guide have been met.

Customers should be aware that DGs may be returned to them if criteria of this policy are not met.

Accepted Dangerous Goods - Other Than DGLQ

Except for items that fall under the Dangerous Goods in Limited Quantities (DGLQ) as described in Table B, FRE has elected to restrict ourselves to the following classes or divisions of Dangerous Goods as described in TABLE A:

Table A: Accepted DGs - other than DGLQ
Class or Division Class or Division Name Packaging Group Weight / Volume Restriction per Package Limitations
2.1 Flammable Gas
AEROSOLS ONLY
N/A 25 Kgs UN 1950 Only, each individual Aerosol not exceeding 1 Litre
2.2 Non Flammable Gas N/A 25 Kgs  
3.0* Flammable II 25 Litres Maximum inner package 20 litres
Liquid III 25 Litres Maximum inner package 20 litres
6.2 Infectious Substances N/A Refer to Special Notes Refer to Special Notes
9.0 Miscellaneous III 25 kg Gross /
25 Litres
Provided no segregation from Food Items
9.0* Miscellaneous II Battery content not to exceed 5 kgs per package Lithium Batteries: UN 3090, UN 3091, UN 3480, UN 3481
Pre Approval Required - Not Accepted for Air Freight
*Please note: Will only be transported by road

Accepted Dangerous Goods in Limited Quantities (DGLQ)

  • An FRE approved dangerous goods declaration form in duplicate must accompany all DGLQ packages/consignments with the letters DGLQ marked in the top right hand corner. There is no provision for Consumer Commodities and Small Packages.
  • Each package must have the Dangerous Goods in Limited Quantities diamond/label on the package in accordance with the road /maritime mode (label 1.), or air freight mode (label 2). Note: Label 2 will also cover road / maritime mode.
    DGLQ - Road and Maratime
    1. Standard DGLQ Label for Road and Maritime
    DGLQ - Air
    2. Standard DGLQ Label for Air Transport
  • FRE has elected to restrict themselves to the following classes or divisions of Dangerous Goods that may be declared as DGLQ for transport by road or air as described in TABLE B, provided they meet the inner packaging limitations:
Table B: Accepted Dangerous Goods as DGLQ
Class or Division Class or Division Name Packing
Group
Physical State Maximum Quantity per Inner Packaging Maximum Quantity per Package Limitations
2.1 Flammable Gas N/A Gas 1 Litre Water Capacity 25 Kg UN 1950 Only
Aerosols
2.1 Flammable Gas N/A Gas 120ml 5 Kg UN 3478 / UN 3479
Fuel Cell Cartridges Road Only
2.1* Flammable Gas N/A Gas As Authorised 5 Kg

UN 1057 only.

Refer to Note 1 Gas Lighters Road Only Pre Approval Required
2.2 Non Flammable Gas N/A Gas 500ml water capacity 25 Kg Excludes gases that have an oxidising or corrosive risk
3.0* Flammable Liquids II Liquid 1 Litre water capacity 25 Kg As per DGLQ Schedule 2 Land Transport Rule
III Liquid 5 Litres water capacity 25 Kg As per DGLQ Schedule 2 Land Transport Rule
4.1* Flammable Solids II Solid 500 grams 1 Kg Pre Approval Required
5.1 Oxidising Substance III Solid 1 Kg 10 Kg**  
Liquid 1Litre 1 Litre**
5.2 Organic Peroxides N/A Solid 100 grams 5 Kg Of type B or C not requiring temperature control
Liquid 25ml 5 Litres
Solid 500 grams 1 Kg Of type D, E, or F not requiring temperature control
Liquid 125ml 1 Litre
6.1* Toxic Substances II Solid 500 grams 1 Kg Pre Approval Required for Air Transport
Liquid 100ml 1 Litre
III Solid 3 Kgs 10 Kgs
Liquid 1 Litre 2 Litres
8* Corrosive Substances II Solid 1 Kg 5 Kgs Pre Approval Required
Liquid 1 Litre 5 Litres
III Solid 5 Kgs 5 Kgs
Liquid 5 Litres 5 Litres

Note 1. Transported by road and within the island only
* Will only be transported by road
** For consignments destined within island, maximum quantity per package is 25Kg.
*** Pre Approval Required: Refer Application Form Page 7

Special Notes

Airfreight
The following classes will not be accepted for airfreight due to company air transport policy. DGs of class or division 2.1 (with the exception of UN 1950 Aerosols), 3.0, 4.1, 8.0, Class 9 Lithium Batteries as per Table A, any DGs with a Sub Risk or Dangerous Goods in Excepted Quantities cannot be presented for air transport. These Dangerous Goods will be transported by road and may not meet expected service standards offered.

Marine Pollutant
The inner packaging limits for substances, materials, or articles, which are identified as severe marine pollutants and which are permitted in limited quantities, shall not exceed 500ml for liquids or 500g for solids.

Training
Regular Shippers and freight handlers dealing with airfreight cargo must be trained and certified as per NZCAA requirements Refer Civil Aviation Rule 92.

Carriage of Dry Ice Consignments:
  1. If Dry Ice is sent as a consignment on its own then all the criteria for this policy must be met.
  2. If the Dry Ice is used as a refrigerant for DGs that require Dangerous Goods documentation (DGD), the quantity of Dry Ice used must be shown on the DGD and all the criteria for this policy must be met.
  3. If the Dry Ice is used as a refrigerant of non-hazardous material, a DGD is not required, however all other requirements with respect to marking, labeling and packaging of this policy must be met.
Carriage of Infectious Substances Consignments:
  1. Infectious Substances are all now broken into Category A and Category B or Exempt patient specimens,
  2. FEL will only transport Category B substances and Exempt patient specimens. These items do not require any documentation. They must however be marked and labelled, and presented as per Packing Instruction 650.

Dangerous Goods in Excepted Quantities (DGE):
Excepted Quantities will require pre-approval to ensure packaging limits and packaging specifications comply with Schedule 4 Dangerous Goods in Excepted Quantities. DGE will only be considered where consignments arrive direct from an overseas destination to the receiver. Refer Application Form Page 7.

Pre-Approval Required (As per Table A and Table B):
An Application for Pre-Approval or for an Exemption must be completed in full and submitted with substantiating documentation to the New Zealand Couriers National Operations Manager for consideration.

Please contact your New Zealand Couriers Account Manager or local New Zealand Couriers Branch our team can discuss your Dangerous Goods courier requirements with you, and if necessary submit the relevant documents to National Operations.