Shipping HAZMAT

Level Logistics can ONLY offer instant quotes for hazardous materials shipments involving lithium ion batteries.

Any other HAZMAT shipments or commodities considered dangerous goods CANNOT be handled by our forwarders.

Please note that even shipments with lithium-ion batteries include special handling fees and additional details to take into account. For example, battery inspection charges for such shipments may apply.

Additionally, to ship goods with lithium batteries through a forwarder on Level Logistics, you will need a Material Safety Data Sheet.

Acceptable shipments containing batteries will be PI969 or PI970 Li Battery with one of the following UN codes:

  • Li Lon Batteries—UN3480
  • Li Lon Batteries (contained in equipment) —UN3481
  • Li Metal Batteries- UN3090
  • Li Metal Batteries(contained in equipment)—UN3091"

About HAZMAT

Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) or “dangerous goods” are defined as any solids, liquids, or gases that can cause harm to living things, property, or the environment. HAZMAT can include materials that are radioactive, flammable, toxic, or explosive.

There are nine overarching classes of hazardous materials, most of which are further divided into subcategories. Each hazard class is assigned its own diamond shaped label to communicate the hazard and class number. Hazard classifications are also known as hazard identifiers.

The UN Model Regulations that govern the classification system depend on the danger it presents to the carrier. Your factory should be able to indicate if the goods produced fall into one of these categories.

To better explore each of the nine HAZMAT classes, scroll through this detailed Hazardous Materials Table.

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