Our requirements and guidelines relating to the transport of Dangerous Goods are outlined in the Freightways Dangerous Goods policy and applies to all Freightways companies (I.e. New Zealand  Couriers; Post Haste; Pass the Parcel; Castle Parcels etc). 

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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 customer’s 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 its 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 consignment must be provided in duplicate.
  • DGs that have a subsidiary risk will only be accepted with prior approval. Once approved they can only travel as Dangerous Goods in Limited Quantities with inner packaging and outer packaging limitations reduced to the most restrictive class. Refer Table B. Once approved, classes with a Subsidiary risk can only travel in the road network.
  • 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 Dangerous Goods may be returned to them if criteria of this policy are not met.


Accepted Dangerous Goods (DGs) – Other than Dangerous Goods in Limited Quantities (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

Class or Division

Class or Division Name

Packing Group

Weight/Volume Restriction per Package

Limitations

2.1

Flammable Gas

N/A

25kg gross

UN 1950 Only, each individual Aerosol


AEROSOLS ONLY



Receptacle not exceeding 1 litre

2.2

Non Flammable Gas

N/A

25kg gross


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 carriage of infectious substances consignments.

9.0

Miscellaneous

III

25kg 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

* Will only be transported by road

Accepted Dangerous Goods in Limited Quantities (DGLQ)

  • A 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.

  1. Standard DGLQ Label Road and Maritime
  2. Standard DGLQ Label for Air Transport

Freightways has elected to restrict carriage 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

Class or Division

Class or Division Name

Packing
Group

Physical
State

Maximum Quantity per Inner Packaging

Maximum Quantity per Outer
Package

Limitations

2.1

Flammable Gas

Aerosols

N/A

Gas

1 litre

water capacity

25kg

UN 1950 Only

2.1

Flammable Gas

Fuel Cell Cartridges

N/A

Gas

120ml

Road Only

5kg

UN 3478 / UN 3479

2.1* Refer Note 1

Flammable Gas

Gas Lighters

N/A

Gas

As authorised Road Only

5kg

UN 1057 Only

Pre-approval Required

2.2

Non flammable Gases

N/A

Gas

500ml water capacity

25kg

Excludes gases that have an oxidising or corrosive risk

3.0*

Flammable Liquids

II

Liquid

1 litre water capacity

25kg

As per DGLQ Schedule 2 Land Transport Rule



III

Liquid

5 litres water capacity

25kg

As per DGLQ Schedule 2 Land Transport Rule

4.1*

Flammable Solids

II

Solid

500 grams

1kg

Pre-approval Required

5.1

Oxidising Substances

III

Solid

Liquid

1kg

1 litre

10kg **

1 litre **


5.2

Organic Peroxides

N/A

Solid

Liquid

100 grams

25ml

5kg

5 litres

Of type B or C not requiring temperature control




Solid

Liquid

500 grams

125ml

1kg

1 litre

Of type D, E or F not requiring temperature control

6.1*

Toxic Substances

II

Solid

Liquid

500 grams

100ml

1kg

1 litre

Pre-approval Required

For Air Transport



III


3kgs

1 litre

10kg

2 litres

Pre-approval Required

For Air Transport

8*

Corrosive Substances

II


1kg

1 litres

5kg

5 litres

Pre-approval Required



III


5kgs

5 litres

5kg

5 litres

Pre-approval Required

Note 1. Transported by road and within the island only

* Will only be transported by road

** For consignments destined within island the maximum quantity per package is 25kg.

*** Pre-approval Required.


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, 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.

Training

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

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.

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, labelling and packaging of this policy must be met.

Carriage of Infectious Substances Consignments

  • Infectious Substances are all now broken into Category A and Category B or Exempt patient specimens.
  • FRE 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.

Pre-approval Required

An Application for Pre-approval or for an Exemption must be completed in full and submitted with substantiating documentation to the National Operations Manager of your brand for consideration.

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