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Which cargo requires an appraisal report for air transport?

Which cargo requires an appraisal report for air transport?

sofreight.com sofreight.com 2023-11-23 11:11:49

Since air cargo transportation has very high safety requirements, especially when cargo is transported using the belly hold of a passenger aircraft, some air cargo requires an appraisal report. So what is an air cargo appraisal report? Which goods must provide air freight identification? In one sentence, it means that if it is impossible to know whether the goods have hidden dangers or the goods cannot be correctly classified and identified, an air freight appraisal report is required!

 

What is air freight identification

 

The full name of air transport appraisal is "Air Transport Conditions Identification Report". In English, it is called Identification and Classification Report for Air Transport of Goods, commonly known as air transport appraisal or appraisal.

 

Which goods require air freight identification?

 

1. Magnetic goods

 

According to the requirements of the IATA902 International Air Transport Agreement, any magnetic field intensity at a distance of 2.1m from the surface of the object to be measured should be less than 0.159A/m (200nT) before it can be transported as general cargo (general cargo identification). Any cargo containing magnetic materials will generate a magnetic field in space, and magnetic cargo safety inspections are required to ensure flight safety.

 

The items listed below are the names of some items we often encounter that require magnetic safety inspection. Due to the differences in product manufacturing materials and processes, it is impossible to list all cargo names. Whether it meets the requirements of the air transport agreement shall be subject to experimental measurement results.

 

Material

 

Magnetic Steel Magnet Magnetic Rod Magnetic Block

 

Alnico magnets, samarium cobalt magnets, NdFeB magnets, ferrite magnets

 

Magnet Core Magnet Permanent Magnet

 

Rare earth permanent magnet magnetic ring iron core

 

Audio equipment

 

Speaker Speaker Accessories Receiver Buzzer

 

Audio speaker speaker box radio

 

Multimedia audio audio combination microphone loudspeaker

 

Business speakers, headphones, microphones, power amplifiers

 

Walkie-talkie cell phone (without battery)

 

mobile phone recorder telephone

 

Motor type

 

Motor DC motor Micro vibrator

 

Stepper motor Servo motor Motor TV

 

Linear motor Flat motor

 

Motor Fan Refrigerator Solenoid Valve

 

Engine generator hair dryer

 

Motor Vehicles Vacuum Cleaners Agitators Pumps

 

Electric small appliances Electric vehicles Electric fitness equipment

 

CD player LCD TV rice cooker

 

Electric kettle wiper motor

 

Engraving machine stator centrifuge air compressor sewing machine

 

Massager air conditioner fan rotor

 

Other magnetic

 

Alarm accessories Anti-theft accessories Lift accessories

 

Refrigerator magnet, alarm, compass, multimeter, laser head

 

Movement bald head Magnetic health care products Magnet processed products

 

Translator electronic dictionary doorbell electricity meter

 

Compass watch included

 

Computer components, sensors, microphones

 

Plastic Clip Home Theater Flashlight Rangefinder

 

Anti-theft tags toys flash lights DVD electronic accessories

 

2. Powder goods

 

Air freight identification reports must be provided for goods in powder status, such as diamond powder, spirulina powder, and various plant extracts.

 

3. Goods containing liquids and gases

 

For example: some instruments may contain rectifiers, thermometers, barometers, pressure gauges, mercury converters, etc.

 

4. Chemical goods

 

Air transportation of chemical goods and various chemical products generally requires an air transportation appraisal report. Chemicals can be roughly divided into hazardous chemicals and ordinary chemicals. Commonly seen in air transport are ordinary chemicals, that is, chemicals that can be transported as ordinary cargo. Such chemicals must have a general air cargo appraisal before they can be transported, which means that the appraisal report proves that the goods are ordinary chemicals and not dangerous goods.

 

5. Oily goods

 

For example: automobile parts may contain engines, carburetors or fuel tanks containing fuel or residual fuel; camping equipment or equipment may contain flammable liquids such as kerosene and gasoline.

 

6. Goods with batteries

 

The classification and identification of batteries is more complicated. Batteries or products containing batteries may be dangerous goods in Category 4.3 and Category 8 and Category 9 for air transport, so the products involved need an identification report as support when transported by air. For example: electrical equipment may contain batteries; electric equipment such as lawn mowers, golf carts, wheelchairs, etc. may contain batteries.

 

Notice! ! !

 

New regulations for air transport of lithium batteries

 

The Civil Aviation Administration of my country has proposed specification requirements for the UN38.3 test outline required for air transportation of lithium batteries starting from January 1, 2020. The 2019-2020 version of ICAO's "Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air" stipulates that manufacturers and subsequent sellers of lithium cells or lithium batteries produced after June 30, 2003 must provide the United Nations "Manual of Tests and Criteria" The test summary specified in paragraph 38.3.5 of Part 3, subsection 38.3 (hereinafter referred to as UN38.3 test summary).This UN38.3 test summary must be provided from January 1, 2020.

 

In December 2020, IATA issued an update notice on the IATA DGR-62 version of the air transport rules and the rule changes for 2021, revising the relevant air transport rules for various types of dangerous goods, including lithium batteries.

 

What does the air freight appraisal report include?

 

The main content of the cargo transportation appraisal certificate generally includes the name of the cargo and its company logo, main physical and chemical properties, hazardous characteristics of the transported objects, laws and regulations based on the appraisal, emergency disposal methods, etc. The purpose is to provide transportation units with information directly related to transportation safety.

 

Friends, whenever you encounter goods with hidden dangers during transportation, it is recommended that you must accurately issue an appraisal report in accordance with the cargo standards.