You are on page 1of 13

The most responsible way.

Care/td our special product for dangerous goods.

Table of contents

What are dangerous goods and why is it so important to have strict rules & regulations? The safety philosophy and its standards Short overview of the existing DGR classes Worldwide valid rules & regulations Transportation of dangerous goods requires special and Careful handling! The LCAG compliance and our goal regarding the transportation of dangerous goods Care/td - Lufthansa Cargos answer to specific requirements We ask for your cooperation for the correct and safest transport of this special and very sensitive kind of freight An outline of the main points Care/td - our product, your benefits

Transportation of Dangerous Goods requires special and Careful handling!

Dangerous goods are articles or substances which are capable of posing a significant risk to health or even life, safety or property when transported by air. They are classified according to the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.

Therefore, strict rules and regulations have been assigned by ICAO, IATA and other boards which every single carrier worldwide has to comply with.

Following and performing these rules very strictly is necessary, important and indispensable in order to protect all related people or even save their lives of and avoid possible damages concerning items involved or the goods itself during the transportation of these goods.

Transportation of Dangerous goods - Safety first

General philosophy The most important term in relation to the transportation of dangerous goods is SAFETY. In order to achieve safe handling and safe transport of such articles, a worldwide unique standard must be followed. This comprises Classification / identification of substances according to recognized criteria Prescribed procedures for acceptance / storage and loading Qualification of people by specified training Packing and packaging testing based on specifications Marking / labeling Documentation in accordance with applicable regulations

Worldwide valid rules and regulations according to IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations

DGR classes: Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5 Class 6 Class 7 Class 8 Class 9 Explosives Gases Flammable Liquids Flammable Solids; Substances Liable to Spontaneous Combustion; Substances which, in Contact with Water, Emit Flammable Gases Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxides Toxic and Infectious Substances Radioactive Material Corrosives Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods (e.g. cars)

Worldwide valid rules and regulations according to IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations

Acceptance Check Check if shipment is complete, according to the air waybill, and in proper condition Check if all required documents are complete and correctly issued, corresponding to the shipment Check if goods are marked and labeled according to IATA DGR requirements In addition, both physical inspection and check of documents are carried out and documented

Special / separate storage Radioactive goods are stored in a special warehouse* Reinforced walls and lead doors prevent radiation Separate storage of all other dangerous goods in a dedicated storage location Separation of incompatible dangerous goods

* Local regulation within some European countries, not ICAO/IATA regulation

Worldwide valid rules and regulations according to IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
Special safety and security measures on ground Permanent control, monitoring and reporting of DGR-related actions which affect the complete DGR transportation chain Processing in accordance with all applicable regulations, rules, restrictions and product requirements DGR - trained and certified personnel DGR acceptance only by IATA qualified Category 6 trained personnel All other handling only by IATA qualified Category 8 trained staff All other companies which are involved in the LCAG DGR-handling must be certified as well Crew briefing by qualified ramp agents The crew is briefed concerning shipments containing dangerous goods on board via NOTOC (Notification To Captain) Briefing of crew includes loading position and type of DGR
6

Transportation of Dangerous goods requires special and Careful handling!


has the target to offer a customized and commodity specific product, performing and abiding all necessary and given rules and regulations as best, careful and save as possible.

We like to offer you the best product possible within this sector. Herewith the main focus is of course primarily on safety aspects but also on making all related processes as easy, lean and fast as possible. We know that all existing rules and regulations are extremely necessary due to all possible dangers involved and promise you that your dangerous goods are within the best and most competent hands so that your dangerous goods do not endanger anybody! Within the transport of dangerous goods it must not be skimped with regards to safety, security and reliability!

Care/td - Lufthansa Cargos answer to specific requirements

is the special product of Lufthansa Cargo mandatory for all substances and articles which are covered by the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. It provides optimum safety for both product and environment. Care/td generally operates on td.Pro. "Radioactive material in excepted packages", "Dangerous goods in excepted quantities", Biological substances, Category B" and magnetized materials are also possible on td.Flash.

Why is it called Care/td? "Care" embodies the idea of safety, caution and Careful handling. Careful attention has to be and is paid when handling dangerous goods at Lufthansa Cargo. "td" stands for "time definite" and ties the service in to Lufthansa Cargos time definite concept.

Cooperation needed within the transportation of dangerous goods

To reach this goal of full safety and security of your freight and of course all people that are in contact with it we need you to help us.

Your freight has to be handled very carefully during the entire transportation chain due to the very high risk it holds.

We all have to perform and abide all related dangerous goods rules and regulations as strict as possible to protect all related parties.

We are both responsible for the correct and safest transport of this special and very sensitive kind of freight.

An outline of the main points

Transporting dangerous goods means taking responsibility for people and environment Lufthansa Cargo takes this issue very seriously and places extremely high importance on ensuring that dangerous goods are handled in a responsible way. We care for you by observing the rules. You can be sure that every aspect needed for safe DGR-transportation is considered. We use our expertise in the transportation of your dangerous goods. You can rely on the expertise of our specially trained personnel, who will handle your shipment in the most professional way. For Care/td this means: our expertise in handling a wide variety of dangerous goods is based on many years of experience and always carried out in compliance with the strictest safety regulations. Sending your dangerous goods as Care/td with Lufthansa Cargo means using a reliable service providing maximum quality for your shipments.

10

Care/td - our product, your benefits

You have dangerous and sensitive goods to be transported. There are specific rules and regulations which have to be followed concerning this kind of freight. Dangerous goods should be within save hands so that it does not and cannot endanger anybody. We are able to transport this kind of freight *. Do not risk anything bring it to us! Care/td is our solution for you!

* Applicable to mostly all DGR, exceptions please see LH01 to LH-07

11

Thank you for your attention!

www.lufthansa-cargo.com