Air freight is a fast and flexible way of getting your goods where they need to be. However, there are some simple guidelines that you can follow in order for the process run smoothly:
-You must know what restrictions will apply before booking an air shipment with them so it doesn't come as too much surprise when all these rules start being applied during transport time; this includes things like weight limits per package/box etcetera... +In addition+ Pricing mostly depends on how heavy each item weighs but also other factors such as distance travelled or urgency.
Restrictions are always a big deal. When you're shipping something, the person who's getting it never wants to know they'll be opening up an encounter with danger! Shipping restrictions can include anything from acids and bleach in liquid form all the way down to matches or lighters so don't forget these when pricing your items- even if there seem like no drawbacks whatsoever for certain types of shipments (poisons).
- Explosives: fireworks and firecrackers, detonating fuses;
- Gases: such as compressed gas (e.g., carbon dioxide), dry ice , explosive automotive airbag.
- Flammable liquid e.g. paint thinner etc.; Engine oil engine starting fluid turpentine & other thinners for example mucilage perfume insect sprays
- Flammable Solids, Pyrophoric Substances and Gases that emit flammable gases when mixed together such as activated carbon or titanium powder; Corrosive substances like batteries which can leak liquids containing acid even if they don’t look leaking at first glance (e-g.: alkaline battery electrolyte);
- Toxic/Infectious Items include pesticides but also lithium batteries used for portable electronics - make sure these types aren't stored near other hazardous materials before putting them into luggage!
- No more than two individually protected batteries may be carried per person. Batteries must not have a voltage greater than 12 volts and watt-hour rating of 100 Wh or less, to ensure their safety during transport!
- Magnetic items, which can be used by metal detectors to find currency or jewellery hidden under clothing at security checkpoints;
- Another thing is anything dangerous to public health due magnetic fields without being degaussed first - e.g., corpses & bones (incinerated), untanned hides with strong magnets still attached causing pain when touched immediately after removal from package/in storage area etc..
- Oxidizers including organic peroxides must also remain away because this just adds extra fuel onto what could have been caused internally already through various natural means if ingested orally
- powder, pastes and other dangerous materials with danger signs on them;
- biochemical products such as bacteria or infectious pathogens like anthrax which might pose risks if they come into contact with others inside an aircraft cabin during flight time--bacterial infections are especially serious because antibiotics don’t always work against these types of germs!
Other restrictions will apply due to national laws and regulations of specific airlines. One example is that following the discovery of bombs on a flight in 2010, UK authorities imposed a temporary ban on printer cartridges from unapproved shippers which remains present today for all passengers flying outbound or returning into Europe with no exceptions made unless they are eligible under Heathrow's Special Relocation Programmes (SRP).
No one knows what's in your cargo hold. IATA has guidelines, but GCLParcel can help and advise on best practice - or tell you if it doesn't conform to these regulations because that is how they operate their business model!