What Are Dangerous Goods?

Explosives — blasts, detonations, explosions, pyrotechnic effects, fragment projections (e.g. dynamite, blasting caps, fireworks, gunpowder, ammunition, toy caps); some may have mass explosion hazard

Gases — compressed (under pressure, entirely gaseous, liable to rupture and rocketing), deeply refrigerated, liquefied or dissolved under pressure in a liquid solvent (aerosols), articles charged with a gas, some may be flammable, toxic and/or have asphyxiant properties (e.g. propane, butane, helium, refrigerators)

Flammable liquids — give off flammable vapours at or below an established test criteria temperature called “flashpoint” or “flash point” (e.g. alcohols, paint and paint thinners, gasoline, diesel fuel, adhesives, perfumes)

Flammable solids — readily combustible, may cause fire through friction, may be self-reactive, may have self-accelerating decomposition (e.g. matches, magnesium, sulphur)

Substances liable to spontaneous combustion — liquids and solids, may heat in contact with air and then liable to catch fire (e.g. pyrophoric liquids and solids, oily rags, scrap celluloid); some may be pyrophoric

Water-reactive substances — emit flammable gases on contact with water, dangerous when wet (e.g. barium, calcium, potassium, sodium)

Oxidizing substances — although not themselves flammable, oxidizers readily give off oxygen to cause or contribute to the combustion of other materials (e.g. hydrogen peroxide, ammonium nitrate fertilizers, some bleaches)

Organic peroxides — thermally unstable strong oxidizers that are also liable to rapid burning (e.g. jet pack fuel), explosive decomposition, causing damage to the eyes and which may be sensitive to impact or friction (e.g. benzoyl peroxide); most react dangerously with other dangerous goods; some require temperature control during transport

Toxic (poisonous) substances — acutely toxic, cause death to test animals through oral ingestion (rats), skin contact (rabbits) and/or on inhalation (rats) (e.g. arsenic, cyanide, pesticides)

Infectious substances — substances known to contain or reasonably expected to contain pathogens (micro-organisms including bacteria, viruses, rickettsia, parasites, fungi), cause or promote disease in humans and/or animals, capable of spreading disease when exposure to them occurs (e.g. yellow fever, encephalitis, lassa virus, hepatitis C, rabies, creutzfeld-jacob agent)

Radioactive materials — spontaneously and continuously emit ionizing radiation (e.g. radon, uranium, plutonium, carbon-14) which human senses cannot detect

Corrosives — acids or bases which destroy skin tissue at site of contact, corrode steel and/or aluminum surfaces (e.g. wet cell batteries, mercury, nitric acid, sulphuric acid, hydrochloric acid)

Miscellaneous — substances and articles which, during transport, present a danger not more specifically covered by any of the above. They include those substances and articles with anaesthetic, noxious or similar properties, environmentally hazardous substances (e.g. dry ice, wet cell battery powered equipment, lithium ion and metal batteries, internal combustion engines, vehicles powered by internal combustion engines, some air bags and similar safety devices, PCB’s, asbestos)

Some dangerous goods are regulated for transport by one mode, but not for another. For example, vehicles and other internal combustions engines powered by flammable gas (e.g. propane, natural gas) or flammable liquid (e.g. gasoline, diesel fuel, ethanol) are regulated for transport by aircraft and by international marine ship, but not for transport by road, rail or domestic marine in Canada. Nickel metal-hydride batteries are regulated for international marine transport but not for road, rail, domestic marine transport or transport by aircraft.

For all your Dangerous Goods shipments please contact our trained and certified staff.


Innovative Steam Technologies

We have been utilizing the services of SCACLI for shipping our heavy lift and dimensional cargo overseas. This requires knowledge of dimensional rail transportation, technical knowledge at port of origin and destination as well as ship chartering. .. They are proactive in sourcing the best possible charter for our requirements and ensuring that it is monitored throughout the whole shipping process.

David L., P.Eng.
, Project Manager
(steam technology company)

Sleeman Breweries Ltd.

We appreciate Sea Cargo for their valuable services for inbound sea freight and road transport.  Recently, we had to rush a shipment of a dangerous good to one of our facilities.  Sea Cargo was able to provide the necessary documentation accurately and arrange the courier to meet our very tight timeline.  It is a pleasure to work with professional top-notch people. They are prompt to return calls and e-mails and provide updates on our shipments and inquiries.

Jane J., National Procurement Manager
(major brewery)

Techflow Design & Manufacturing Inc.

As a company that manufactures and ships overseas, it would not have been made seamless without the help of Sea Cargo Air Cargo. Your team is always ready and willing to answer questions and to keep us informed with up to date regulations and changes. You strive to ensure that our freight arrives to its destination the best way possible without complication.

Mike B.
(design, manufacture and ship overseas)

Ray Jacobs Machinery Co.

(The) Sea Cargo Air Cargo team has handled our shipping requirements by all modes of transport throughout the world for 15 years now. Our equipment’s are most of the time dimensionally out of gauge and therefore not the easiest to ship. The Sea Cargo Air Cargo team … have proven themselves throughout the years to be extremely knowledgeable and competent regardless of how complicated our shipments may be. We… recommend them to anyone who requires an experienced and qualified project freight forwarder.

~Raymond J.
(metalworking machinery dealer and broker relocating equipment worldwide)

Heather L.

We have had the pleasure to use Sea Cargo Air Cargo Logistics Inc to handle our shipping needs and export globally to some difficult areas. With their friendly staff, we are always confident that they will provide the most professional service and make sure that every aspect of shipping is handled properly.

With their resources and years of accomplishments it makes easy when choosing a freight forwarder to handle our shipments correctly and to the laws and regulations of shipping.

I would highly recommend Sea Cargo Air Cargo Logistics Inc as an international freight forwarder every time.

Heather L.
Director of Export


Sear Cargo Air Cargo team has handled our shipping requirements by all modes of transport throughout the world for 15 years now. Our equipment’s are most of the time dimensional out of gauge not the easiest to ship. The Sea Cargo Air Cargo team has always tried very hard to accommodate all our requirements. They have proven themselves through the years to be extremely knowledgeable and competent regardless off how complicated our shipments may be. We will continue to work with this team for many more years and recommend them regularly to anyone who requires an experienced and qualified project freight forwarder.

John V. D.,
(specialize in the buying and selling of used equipment)

Team Machine Tools Inc.

Sea Cargo Air Cargo Logistics Inc has handled our shipping requirements for exports and imports throughout the world for many years now. All our cargo is shipped to some of the most remote places around the world and SCACLI was always able to source out an options for us….Their staff is able to accommodate all shipment no matter how complicated or to where in the world we need to send our equipment. I would highly recommend Sea Cargo Air Cargo Logistics Inc as an international freight forwarder and ship chartering experts.

Cam A., Sales Manager
(Relocate machinery and entire plants)

Hockey Hall of Fame

"The Hockey Hall of Fame has been working with "scac" for years. Their service has always been reliable and a perfect fit for our needs"

Phil P.,
Hockey Hall of Fame

Greg K.

We put SCACLI to the test numerous times – tight shipping windows, unusual cargo, challenging countries – they always exceed expectations.

~Greg K., Vice President
(interactive exhibitions worldwide)

Wilcox Canada

Sea Cargo provides professional and courteous support to our customer service team along with our international distributors. As a freight agent the staff is efficient, detail oriented, and offers outstanding customer service support which is sometimes difficult to locate when exporting worldwide. We have all come to rely and depend on their knowledge and expertise in assisting with shipments and documentation to various countries allowing Richards-Wilcox to conduct smooth business relations with our international dealers.

Nadine F., Export Administrator
(garage door and hardware manufacturer)

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