New Trend Classed As Dangerous Goods

Jul 31, 2020

New Trend Classed As Dangerous Goods, Evolution Forwarding

Follow Us

Stay up to date with our news and articles on social media

Contact Us

Tel 0800 434 6244
Email info@evolutionforwarding.com

 

Electric scooters with lithium batteries have been selling like hot cakes this year and businesses are now coming to terms with the dangerous goods requirements associated with them.

Moving the scooters domestically or internationally presents a range of challenges to manufacturers, distributors, retailers and consumers, as they fall within the scope of dangerous goods regulations, if transported with a battery.

Dangerous goods regulations aside, the general safety of the scooters has been much debated, as they travel at speeds of around 15-25 mph, which is seen as a threat to pedestrians and road users.

Lithium batteries is probably one of the most misunderstood areas of dangerous goods as they are classified as a miscellaneous hazard – class 9 – and the rules have changed frequently over recent times.

Internationally, if scooters are sent by air freight they require hazard labelling and the completion of a shipper’s declaration. While for ocean freight and road freight, there are some exemptions from marking, labelling and placarding, but the dangerous goods note will be needed for most sea shipments.

For further details on how to move lithium batteries and the regulations involved, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

Evolution Forwarding specialise in the movement of dangerous goods internationally, by air, ocean and road. We provide a complete solution which includes packing, documentation, compliance and training for dangerous goods products. For further information please email info@evolutionforwarding.com or call 0800 4346244.

 

Dangerous Goods Logistics

Find out more about our Dangerous Goods Packing & Logistics Services

Dangerous Goods Compliance

Find out more about our Dangerous Goods Compliance Services

brought to you by the dangerous goods people

Evolution Forwarding offer a range of dangerous goods and logistics services including packing, classification, training, DGSA services, air freight, ocean freight and road freight.

Related Articles

New Trend Classed As Dangerous Goods, Evolution Forwarding

CDS – Important Customs Changes Incoming

HMRC is gradually introducing the Customs Declaration Service (CDS), the long-term replacement to the current Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system.

New Trend Classed As Dangerous Goods, Evolution Forwarding

Hydrogen Peroxide Blamed For Killer Blast

Hydrogen Peroxide is the suspected cause of a number of blasts in a container depot near Chittagong Port this weekend, that has led to over 40 deaths in Bangladesh.

New Trend Classed As Dangerous Goods, Evolution Forwarding

New Rules For Lithium Batteries By Air

New rules have been introduced for the movement of lithium batteries by air. Effective from 1st April 2022, the changes were buried in the recent IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.