Packaging Requirements and Labeling
1. Cargo packaging
The goods must be packed in such a way and with the use of such packaging materials so that it is preserved during transportation during normal handling, loading, unloading and so that it cannot harm the people, goods and property of the carrier.
The cargo must be packed taking into account its special properties in such a way that, under ordinary handling measures, it is preserved during transportation, and the possibility of harming people or damage to another cargo or the carrier’s property is excluded.
Cargo packaging should provide the possibility of its reliable fastening on board the aircraft.
The outer packaging must not have sharp edges, protruding sharp corners.
At the time of receipt of the goods for transportation, the packaging should not have any visible defects. Damaged goods or goods in insufficient or defective packaging should not be allowed to be transported (accepted for storage), or when sent from a cargo warehouse to a flight in case of transfer.
Damages are any visible tears, cracks, broken outer packaging, as well as any leakage of material from the inner packaging that is visible on the outer packaging.
Without packing, as agreed with the carrier, heavy and / or oversized cargo may be transported, if permitted by the technical conditions of its transportation.
The shipper is responsible for the proper packaging (the packaging method used and the packaging used) and for any damage resulting from improper or damaged packaging.
At the airport of departure / arrival, packing control is carried out by the personnel of the service organization. If a packaging is found to be defective, a transportation malfunction report is drawn up and the responsible personnel of CHA immediately inform the representative of Ural Airlines.
The carrier or service organization has the right to open the package of cargo in the presence, as well as in the absence of the consignor or consignee, in order to ensure the safety of the cargo or to verify the detected malfunction in the following cases: packaging and seals of the shipper are violated, the nature and condition of uncertified cargo must be established, and the requirements of aviation security services availability of grounds, requirements of authorized state bodies. Opening of the package of cargo is carried out by a commission created by the carrier or service organization. The cargo after opening the packaging must be re-packed and sealed by the carrier or service organization. An act is opened on the opening of the package of cargo, which indicates the actual weight of the damaged package, the number of packages in the shipment, describes the internal contents and condition of the cargo, damaged packages (malfunction during transportation). The act is signed by the carrier. In the absence of an act, the carrier has the right to refuse to transport this cargo.
Important. Do not load special loads with damaged packaging.
2. Cargo labeling requirements
Cargo marking means the proper marking of each package. Each package must have a shipping and transport marking, and a package with cargo requiring special conditions of carriage must be specially marked.
The transport marking shall contain information about the airport (point) of departure, airport (point) of destination, the number of packages in the consignment, the serial number of the package, the weight of the package, the number of the air waybill.
The consignor shall indicate reliable and sufficient information about the address and surname, first name, patronymic or name of the consignor and consignee, the weight of the package, the number of packages of cargo, the serial number of the package in the shipping marking, as well as information about the nature of the cargo requiring special conditions of carriage in special marking.
The shipping mark must contain signs indicating how to handle the goods.
Marking is carried out in accordance with the rules and instructions of Ural Airlines OJSC and should contain the following information:
- destination and departure points;
- exact addresses of the recipient and sender;
- gross mass of each place;
- other additional or necessary information.
- When transporting goods, labels can be used that are glued to each package next to the name and address of the consignee, where the place allows.
If a fuzzy transport marking is found on the cargo, the absence of a transport marking on the cargo, the carrier has the right to refuse to transport this cargo.
Goods must be marked and labeled in accordance with IATA resolutions 606 and 607 and special rules and standards of the carrier for a particular type of cargo. All signs and markings must be legible and long-term (previous and invalid stickers and markings must be removed).