Successfully managing dangerous goods is a critical aspect of freight forwarding, but it comes with its fair share of challenges.
Freight forwarders are tasked with ensuring the safe transport of hazardous materials while complying with strict regulations imposed by various governing bodies, such as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Failing to meet these requirements can have severe consequences, including fines, delays, and damage to a company's reputation.
The handling of dangerous goods involves intricate procedures, including proper packaging, labeling, documentation, and compliance with specific restrictions. Freight forwarders must stay up to date with constantly evolving regulations and guidelines, making it crucial to have a robust system in place that simplifies the complex processes and minimizes the risk of errors.
One of the common challenges faced by freight forwarders is the accurate recording and management of approval certificates and identification marks provided by competent authorities.
The lack of a centralized system can lead to manual errors, delays in customs clearance, and even the rejection of shipments. Additionally, the requirement to include specific statements and information in shipping documents, such as the Master Air Waybill (MAWB), can often result in confusion and increased administrative burden.
At CargoWise, we understand these challenges and are committed to providing innovative solutions that address the unique needs of freight forwarders. Our latest enhancements are designed to simplify dangerous goods handling, ensuring compliance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) section 10.8.8.3.3, while streamlining your operations.
From recording approval certificates and identification marks to automatically populating the required information in the MAWB, here’s how CargoWise is helping you take the guesswork out of dangerous goods compliance.
Hassle-free approval certificate and identification mark recording
CargoWise now allows you to record the approval certificate type and identification mark provided by the competent authority for consignments of class 7 dangerous goods in excepted quantities. This valuable information can now be easily captured within the system, eliminating the need for manual entry, and reducing the risk of errors.
Simplified Master Air Waybill display
To align with the IATA DGR guidelines, CargoWise has revamped the MAWB display. The required statement 'DANGEROUS GOODS AS PER ASSOCIATED SHIPPER'S DECLARATION' will now only be shown, when necessary, based on the relevant substances that mandate a shipper's declaration. This means you can enjoy a more clutter-free MAWB, reducing confusion and ensuring compliance without unnecessary complexity.
Enhanced ‘Nature & Quantity of Goods’ section
Indicating that your goods are radioactive in excepted quantities is now easier than ever. CargoWise automatically populates the required information in the MAWB's ‘Nature & Quantity of Goods’ section, eliminating the need for manual data entry. This time-saving feature not only streamlines your workflow but also reduces the risk of inaccuracies.
Customer-focused handling information
As per the IATA DGR guidelines, you no longer need to include the 'DANGEROUS GOODS AS PER ASSOCIATED SHIPPER'S DECLARATION' statement for goods that are radioactive in excepted quantities. Instead, all the necessary details are conveniently provided in the Nature & Quantity of Goods section. This reduces complexity and helps ensure accurate information is conveyed to the relevant customs authorities.
Do not let the intricacies of handling dangerous goods hinder your growth. Simplify compliance, enhance efficiency, and deliver excellence to your customers, all with the help of CargoWise.