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 Freightways 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, Parcelair Limited or the designated Air Operator as applicable, 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 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. One 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 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 Kg Gross UN 1950 Only, each individual Aerosol receptacle not exceeding 1 Litre
2.2 Non Flammable Gas N/A 25 Kg 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 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):

  • 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.

DGLQ - Road and Maratime
1. Standard DGLQ Label for Road and Maritime
DGLQ - Air
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: Accepted dangerous goods as DGLQ

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 25 Kgs UN 1950 Only
2.1 Flammable Gas:
Fuel Cell Cartridges
N/A Gas 120 ml
Road Only
5 Kgs UN 3478 /
UN 3479
2.1*
Refer Note 1
Flammable Gas:
Gas Lighters
N/A Gas As authorised
Road Only
5 Kgs UN 1057 Only
Pre Approval Required
2.2 Non Flammable Gases N/A Gas 500 ml water capacity 25 Kgs Excludes gases that have an oxidising or corrosive risk
3.0* Flammable Liquids II Liquid 1 Litre water capacity 25 Kgs As per DGLQ Schedule 2 Land Transport Rule.
III Liquid 5 Litres water capacity 25 Kgs 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** Pre Approval Required
Liquid 1 Litre 1 Litre**
5.2 Organic Peroxides N/A Solid 100 grams 5 Kg Of type B or C not requiring temperature control Pre Approval Required
Liquid 25 ml 5 Litres
Solid 500 grams 1 Kg Of type D, E or F not requiring temperature control Pre Approval Required
Liquid 125 ml 1 Litre
6.1* Toxic Substances II Solid 500 grams 1 Kg Pre Approval Required For Air Transport
Liquid 100 ml 1 Litre
III Solid 3 Kgs 10 Kgs Pre Approval Required For Air Transport
Liquid 1 Litre 2 Litres
8.0* Corrosive Substances II Solid 1 Kg 5 Kgs Pre Approval Required
Liquid 1 Litre 5 Litres
III Solid 5 Kgs 5 Kgs Pre Approval Required
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 the maximum quantity per package is 25 Kg.

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.

Training:
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 Cryogenic Liquid Nitrogen Cylinders:
There are two types of Cryogenic Liquid Nitrogen Cylinders:
Wet: These containers are not sealed and are not permitted to travel in any type of courier van in the Freightways network.
These containers use Liquid Nitrogen as a coolant and must remain upright and if leaking will displace oxygen from the surrounding environment, in particular in an enclosed space. Cryogenic Liquid Nitrogen Cylinders can be dropped off by customers as Depot To Depot provided the line haul vehicle transporting the item is a truck and not a van. Such items must be addressed "Depot Only" and receiver must collect. Airfreight Not Permitted.
Dry: Empty tanks or containers will be permitted as these do not pose a risk.

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:

  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. Refer Application Form Page 7.