Useful information on shipping

The Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) set out the over arching foundations of shipping Human Specimens - Whether you're new to the industry or have worked within it for many years, we're here to help.

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Bio-shipping comes with all sorts of legislation, below are good reference points.

IATA  - The International Air Transport Association is a trade association of the world's airlines.


This trade association represents the entire airline Industry. The responsibility of IATA is to assist and implement with global standards for airlines safety, security, efficiency and sustainability.

IATA Resource:

http://www.iata.org/whatwedo/cargo/dgr/Documents/infectious-substance-classification-DGR56-en.pdf http://www.iata.org/whatwedo/cargo/dgr/Documents/packing-instruction-650-DGR56-en.pdf


Government international regulations on the transportation of dangerous goods by air, sea, road, rail or inland waterway:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/moving-dangerous-goods#regulations-for-transporting-dangerous-goods-by-air-sea-road-and-rail-transport


International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air:

http://www.icao.int/publications/Documents/guidance_doc_infectious_substances.pdf


World Health Organisation Transport of Infectious Substances:


http://www.who.int/ihr/publications/who_hse_ihr_20100801_en.pdf?ua=1


Royal Mail IATA Guidance Document Infectious Substances:

http://www.royalmail.com/sites/default/files/Guidance-Document-Infectious-Substances-171012.pdf 

We also recommend you contacting local couriers or reviewing their website for their bespoke rules on Dangerous goods.