Perishable goods (PER) and goods with temperature conditions


Current legislature

Perishable goods are accepted for transportation on U6 flights, in accordance with:

  1. The current legislation of the Russian Federation, and the legislation of the countries of import, export, transit or transfer; and relevant authorities;
  2. IATA Perishable Goods Manual except IATA (TCR) Temperature Control Regulations;
  3. Standards and procedures U6.

Note General country requirements are indicated in the TACT Rules Manual (yellow pages).


Perishable cargo - products of plant or animal origin, products of their processing, living plants, fish stock and other cargoes that require special conditions during storage and transportation (optimal temperatures, humidity, etc.).

Perishable goods are classified according to IMP codes in accordance with the following table.

ACT Temperature control system
Col Chilled Goods
Fri Frozen foods subject to veterinary / phytosanitary inspection
Fro Frozen food
Heg Hatching eggs
Obx Smelling goods
Pea Hunting trophies, leather, hides and all items made of or containing parts of materials listed in CITES *
Pef Flowers and ornamental plants
PEM Meat **
Pep Vegetables and fruits
Per Conventional Perishable Products
Pes Fish and seafood
Pil Farm Products
SHL To save a human life
WET Wet cargo *** not packaged in sealed packaging

General requirements

In addition to the requirements in Part B, perishable goods are transported in accordance with the following requirements:

  1. The responsible officer of the authorized agent of the airline must accept perishable goods in accordance with all requirements for the acceptance, processing and transportation of such goods; should be reported to all transit airports; cargo should take precedence during handling and transportation:
    • The shipper and authorized agent must have sufficient knowledge and adhere to the IATA Perishable Cargo Manual and U6 standards;
    • Requirements for authorized airline agents for cargo handling facilities and equipment should be considered; the cargo should be stored in a special warehouse designed for storing perishable goods;
    • The cargo should be sent to the destination in such a way that the arrival time of the cargo does not fall out on weekends or holidays;
  2. Waybill:
    • In the column Name and quantity of cargo - the nature of the cargo and a special IMP code for perishable goods;
    • In the column Information on cargo handling - requirements for transportation and storage, 24 hour telephone and contact person;
  3. Notification to the aircraft commander;
  4. The shipper must provide a Certificate (or other transportation permits) in accordance with the current phytosanitary and veterinary requirements of various countries;
    • Phytosanitary certificate for plants and plant-based cargo, phyto products, cultivated and earth crops;
    • Veterinary certificate for all goods of animal origin;
  5. Packaging ensures safety during the flight, as well as the safety of the cargo at the destination;
    • the personnel of the authorized agent should not accept the goods for transportation if the contents of the package are in a condition not suitable for transportation at the time of acceptance of the goods and if the package does not correspond to the contents;
    • any inconsistencies related to the integrity of the package may affect the health of personnel, damage to aircraft equipment and other cargo;
  6. The packages must be marked accordingly;
    • Marking;
    • The sign Placement of the package must be located on two opposite sides of the package; You must use the sign - Wet load for "wet load";
    • Special instructions for storage and transportation, for example: Keep away from heat, store at temperatures xx 0C - xx 0C.

Veterinary and phytosanitary requirements

Rare species of plants, animals and animal products must be transported in accordance with the CITES Convention.

When transporting goods of animal origin on U6 flights from other countries, the goods must be checked by the veterinary service.

When transporting plants or plant products on U6 flights from other countries to Yekaterinburg, these products must be checked by the phytosanitary service.

Special Cargo Requirements


Examples . Live frogs, snails and crayfish, fresh vegetables, fresh meat. This category includes perishable goods intended for human consumption. These product categories usually take precedence over other products. For example, a live fish has 2 EAT-WET codes, an EAT code takes precedence.

Strong smelling cargo

Strong-smelling cargo is a category of goods that emit persistent unpleasant odors during transportation, which can spread to the passenger deck and crew cabin, affect the condition of passengers and crew, cause nausea.

Examples . Some types of fruits and vegetables (garlic, melons in large quantities); tanned leather and fur (for example, sheepskin, crocodile skin); dried shark fins, fish meat and frogs in large quantities; oil concentrate, extracts and concentrates for farm. industry. U6 does not accept fragrant goods for carriage until the following conditions are met:

  1. Goods must be separated from baggage;
  2. Transportation of raw or salty leather is prohibited, only tanned leather is accepted for transportation;
  3. The goods must be adequately packed in such a way as to prevent the spread of odor and unpacking;
  4. It is necessary to use a rigid waterproof double outer packaging and sealed inner packaging;
  5. Only a limited quantity of goods is allowed to be loaded onto an aircraft to prevent odor concentration.

Flowers and ornamental plants

Examples . Cut flowers, plant stems, seeds and pollen, Christmas trees.


  1. Cargo should be taken immediately before the flight; provide low temperature during transportation; Store in the shade at a cool temperature, provide ventilation;
  2. Hard packs (e.g. cardboard) should be used as the outer packaging;
  3. Flowers should be placed away from direct sunlight; it is recommended to cool the flowers before packaging and keep them at high humidity to prevent the accumulation of heat in the boxes;
  4. Some flowers / plants are sensitive to low temperatures;
  5. For example, palms and orchids cannot be kept at temperatures below 10 ° C; ornamental plants - seedlings are recommended to be transported at temperatures above 10 ° C.

Vegetables and fruits


  1. Cargo should be taken immediately before the flight; provide low temperature during transportation; Store in the shade at a cool temperature, provide ventilation;
  2. Hard packs (e.g. cardboard) should be used as the outer packaging;
  3. Ensuring the necessary low temperature and preventing moisture loss from fruits and vegetables (for example: plastic packaging on top of boxes).

Ordinary perishable goods

Ordinary perishable goods - goods that do not fall under the classification and do not require special packaging requirements.

An example . Hermetically packaged food or meat of severe freezing.

Fresh fish

Examples . Live fish, crabs and shellfish; completely chilled or frozen foods; meat of fish or seafood.


  1. In accordance with the requirements for the transportation of wet goods - quite tough and waterproof packaging; outer packaging usually double waterproof bag and waterproof tape, cardboard boxes and other waterproof bags should be removed before packing the goods;
  2. Manipulations with this type of cargo should be minimized;
  3. Low temperatures during transportation; minimize the increase or change in temperature.

As the cooling material is usually used:

  1. dry ice;
  2. (wet) ice - ordinary ice in bags or packed around a load.

When liquid flows out of the cargo, it can affect and cause the destruction of other cargo or parts of the aircraft in the cargo compartment. A contaminated aircraft after landing must be cleaned in accordance with instructions U6.



  1. In accordance with the requirements for the transport of wet goods - quite tough (preferably double) and strong waterproof packaging;
    • Retention fluid and odor inside during transport;
    • Maintaining low temperature during transportation; meat must be chilled or frozen before transportation; the ideal temperature for transporting frozen meat is 0 ° C;
  2. Manipulations with this type of cargo should be minimized.


Egg transport should take place at a temperature of around 0 ° C. This load is fragile.

Pharmaceutical products

Pharmaceutical products - gaseous, liquid or solid substances of a chemical or biological nature, used to prevent, diagnose or treat diseases.


  1. Strict temperature requirements and shipper's instructions throughout the transportation;
  2. some farm. goods are very sensitive to temperature increase or decrease (freezing).

Radioactive Pharmaceutical Products

Radioactive substance - farm. products and radioactive substances having a very short lifespan should take precedence during transport and handling.

Unlike other perishable goods described in this chapter, taking into account the contents of this cargo, transportation cannot last longer than the specified time. If radioactive pharmaceutical. If the goods are not delivered to the patient on time, then the goods will completely collapse / depreciate.

Such goods must be correctly labeled in accordance with the requirements for the transport of dangerous goods, and such goods must also be marked with the sign Medical Accessories. On transport documents and messages, also on the labeling, the IMP code for radioactive substances and the additional SHL code should be indicated.

Wet Cargo

Examples . Some types of animals; meat, fish, packed in ice.

Wet cargo can release liquid (due to the gradual melting of ice) or a lot of moisture and damage another cargo or part of the aircraft. Such cargo should be packed in waterproof packaging and take precedence in handling.