UPS expands dangerous goods shipping program

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UPS has expanded its dangerous goods shipping program adding more than 400 new commodities that can be accepted in its global air network and more than 300 products across its Europe ground network.

It says there is growing demand from companies to ship products classified as dangerous goods including healthcare companies transporting chemicals to clean laboratory equipment, industrial manufacturers transporting paint, compressed gases, adhesives and batteries, among other items.

UPS has also increased the quantity of select dangerous goods accepted for shipment and it can now help businesses ship between 36 countries.

UPS Europe president, Nando Cesarone says: “UPS helps companies meet strict and often complex requirements when shipping dangerous goods. Now we can meet our customers’ expanded needs for a one-stop solution to ship both conventional and dangerous goods.”

The company says it provides extensive employee training and takes extra precautions to ensure dangerous goods are safely transported, utilising leak-proof packaging, fire resistant containers and fire containment covers.

UPS says dangerous goods can be transported between: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, US and the Vatican City.