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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.
  • The management team is committed to ensuring that all employees and contractors involved in the processing of 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.

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.
  • 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 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 DG's - other than DGLQ

Class or Division Class or Division Name Packing Group Weight / Volume Restriction per Package Limitations
2.1 Flammable Gas
Aerosols Only
N/A 25 Kgs UN 1950 - Only, each individual Aerosol receptacle 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 Special Notes Must be in UN Specification Packaging
9.0 Miscellaneous III 25kgs / 25 Litres Provided no segregation from Food Items

*Please note: Will only be transported by road

Accepted Dangerous Goods in Limited Quantities (DGLQ):

  • A FRE approved dangerous goods declaration form must accompany all DGLQ packages/consignments. There is no provision for Consumer Commodities and Small Packages.
  • Each package must have the words Dangerous Goods in Limited Quantities or the abbreviation DGLQ and be labelled with approved class or division labels for each risk in the package.

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:

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 Aerosols N/A Gas 1 Litre water capacity 25 Kgs UN 1950 Only
Flammable N/A Gas As authorised 5 Kgs UN 1057 only. With prior approval only
Refer Note 1 Gases Road Only
2.2 Non Flammable Gases N/A Gas 500ml water capacity 25 Kgs Excludes gases that have an oxidising or corrosive risk
II Liquid 1 Litre water capacity 25 Kgs As per DGLQ Schedule 2 Land Transport Rule 2005.
3.0* Flammable Liquids III Liquid 5 Litres water capacity 25 Litres As per DGLQ Schedule 2 capacity Land Transport Rule 2005.
4.1* Flammable Solids II Solid 500g 1 Kg With prior approval only
5.1 Oxidising Substance III Solid 1 Kg 10 Kg**  
Liquid 1 Litre 1 Litre**  
Solid 100g 5 Kgs Of type B or C not requiring temperature control
5.2 Organic Peroxides N/A Liquid 25ml 5 Litres Of type D, E, or F not requiring temperature control
N/A Solid 500g 1 Kg Of type D, E, or F not requiring temperature control
N/A Liquid 125ml 1 Kg Of type D, E, or F not requiring temperature control
II Liquid 100ml 1 Litre Of type D, E, or F not requiring temperature control
6.1 Toxic Substances III Solid 3 Kgs 10 Kgs With prior approval only
Liquid 1 Litre 2 Litres With prior approval only
8.0* Corrosive Substances III Solid 5 Kgs 5 Kgs With prior approval only
Liquid 5 Litres 5 Litres With prior approval only

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 25 Kg.

Special Notes

  • Due to company air transport policy, DGs of class or division 3, 4.1 and 8 cannot be presented for air transport. These excluded classes or divisions will be transported by road and may not meet expected service standards offered.
  • 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:
  • If Dry Ice is sent as a consignment on its own then all the criteria for this policy must be met.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Routine Diagnostic Specimens and Low Risk Biological Products:
  • These items do not require any documentation. They must however be marked and labeled with a yellow Bio Hazard diamond label or with the words Routine Diagnostic Specimen.
  • The items must be packaged as per the requirements for class or division 6.