Keeping the package strong
Dry ice shipments must adhere to Packing Instruction 954, which are contained in technical instructions developed by the International Civil Aviation organisation (ICAO).
Generally, the package containing dry ice must possess adequate strength to withstand normal loading and unloading during transport.
Working with an expert dry ice shipping courier will ensure that the sender adheres to ICAO rules and any other applicable instructions.
Using the correct package materials
Avoid using plastics that can become brittle or permeable at dry ice temperatures.
Commercially available packaging intended for dry ice and certified for use at ultra low temperatures can mitigate this issue and meet various regulatory requirements.
There are several labelling requirements needed when packaging dry ice – it is critical this is done correctly to ensure your shipment gets to its final destination.
- If you are sending dry ice by air, you will need an airway bill. The specifications required can change by country, so it’s always best to speak to an expert for guidance on how to ensure proper completion.
- There are multiple package markings that must be added, such as the correct designation, consignee details and weight.
- Labelling must include the correct hazard class 9 label
Getting your shipment’s labelling correct can be the difference between it arriving safely and in a timely manner, vs being held up in customs.
Need some help with dry ice shipping?
When shipping your products using dry ice, you’ll be walking across a bit of a minefield.
Using dry ice is vital for ensuring the safe and effective transportation of temperature-sensitive goods, but you’ll need to make sure you’re using the right products safely and in compliance with international regulations.
Ultimately, this means you’ll need a specialised dry ice courier to assist with your shipment.
Jag Express is a trusted partner used by hundreds of companies to maintain the cold chain integrity of shipments.
As experts in the field, we understand the unique requirements and challenges associated with transporting temperature-sensitive materials and dry ice shipping, and we’re here to offer you a seamless solution.
Don’t compromise on the integrity of your consignment. Contact us today for a quote and experience peace of mind with a courier dedicated to delivering your valuable shipment with precision and care.