Outer Packaging Concept and Definition Outer packaging under IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations is a cabinet used by a single shipper to hold one or more packages and to form a processing unit for easy handling and storage.
In its broadest definition, an overpack is a device that contains one or more packages. Provides protection and is often used for the convenience of shippers or to consolidate two or more packages. Shrink film and strapping are packaging materials in this definition.
Overpack Containers In summary, in US Department of Transportation Ordinance 49 CFR 171.8, an overpack is simply a larger container that can hold a smaller one. Roll-up drums are a type of protective packaging that contains non-hazardous materials or provides external protection.
The following minimum dimensions apply to outer packaging and other packaging labels, such as the correct shipping name and the name and address of the sender and recipient:
- Minimum size of 12 mm for packages over 30 kg or L.
- Minimum size 6 mm for packages up to 30 kg or L.
The 9 classes of dangerous goods
- Explosive substances (class 1)
- Gas (class 2)
- Flammable liquids (class 3)
- Flammable substance (class 4)
- Organic oxidizing substances and pesticides (class 5)
- Toxins and infections (Grade 6)
- Radioactive material (class 7)
- Corrosive materials (class 8)
Completing the Dangerous Goods Bill of Lading The following information should appear in the upper half of the IATA Dangerous Goods Form: Shipper - Shipper’s full name and address. Air Waybill Number - The number of the air waybill to which the declaration form must be attached.
According to 49 CFR 171.8 and 172.101 (f), the packing group designates a group based on how dangerous the hazardous substances are. Packing group I indicates a high risk. Packing group II, medium risk. Packing group III, low risk.
Outer packaging, as defined in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, is an envelope used by a single shipper to hold one or more packages and to form a handling unit for easy handling and storage.