#1 Guide for Commercial Shipping of Lithium Batteries


Every day, there are millions of tons of materials being shipped from one part of the world to the other. There are some products out there that you definitely know require extra safety precautions, while there are other items in existence that you previously thought were harmless yet turn out to be harmful under the right conditions.

Shipping cargo to harborOne of such items is lithium batteries. You might not know this, but lithium batteries have always been a safety concern for those who have experience with the shipment and receiving of these batteries. They only recently got negative attention in the mainstream media last year due to the incident where Samsung Galaxy Note7 and hoverboards were recalled in large numbers due to the fact that they would spontaneously burst into flames. Continue reading…

Six Things Product Packaging Must Accomplish

Anyone who has ever tried to sell a product can attest to how difficult it can be to get their product in front of customers and convert them to make the purchase. It is one of those concepts that sounds incredibly simple on paper yet turns out to be incredibly difficult when it is applied to the real world. Indeed, there are many studies showing that the packaging alone can make a significant difference in sales even if the product itself is totally unchanged. Continue reading…

The Best Packaging Supplies for Shipping Hazardous Materials

When searching for the packaging supplies for shipping hazardous materials, one comes across many companies that promise compliance to regulation; but unfortunately, when these products are placed under rigorous testing, they’re anything but compliant nor extraordinary.

Our company has several designations, including being a QAS International Registered Company and accreditation from the Better Business Bureau. Ironically, these designations are the main source of our customers, rather, a majority of our new customers are from referrals from previous satisfied customers.

We sell premium shipping supplies for hazardous goods, which range from the following:

  • Corrugated Boxes;
  • Corrugated Containers;
  • Overpack Boxes;
  • DOT 31FP & ATA 300 CAT 1 (Oxygen Generator and Oxygen Compressed Boxes);
  • Lithium Battery Kits;
  • Hazmat Shipping Kits; and,
  • 4GV Boxes/ U.N. Boxes

All of these at a discount from our competitors — whether it be for wholesale or small quantities.

Corrugated Hazmat Boxes & Dangerous Goods Boxes

Our corrugated boxes come in two options: single wall and double wall corrugated boxes. These are ideal for non-hazardous shipping, for instance, check out the Single Wall Corrugated Box (7″x7″x7″) 200#. This is a new product that we are carrying, which is priced inexpensively. A minimum quantity of 30 costs $14.70. This product is characterized as having bursting strength, having not yet let a customer down who purchased it.

A similar new product, which falls under the double wall corrugated boxes, is the Hazardous Waste Cubic Yard Box (41″ x 41″ x 37″) (11G/X/S). This new product is priced at $63.99, and at the time of publication, available for purchase. The product has a 2,400 lb. capacity for packaging groups I, II, and III. It specializes in the collection of household waste and paint waste during hazardous waste events.

An excellent corrugated container to check out is the D Container (58″x42″x45″) Bulk Cargo Box with Pallet. Priced at $32.90, this product ships within 24 hours of purchase and is currently in-stock. It has an estimated weight of 765 lbs., yet it is simple and easy to disassemble and reassemble the cargo box into its four parts. A unique feature of the product is that it has a heat-treated stamped pallet to assure best protection of contents.

19 Liter (5 Gallon) Jerrican  Jug Overpack Kit - 3H1YOver packed boxes provide a good method to ship quantities of product safely and efficiently. A recommended product is the 19 Liter (5 Gallon) Jerrican / Jug Overpack Kit – 3H1/Y. Each unit system includes the following:

  • 19 Liter Jerrican – 3H1/Y – Packing Groups II, III (Y, Z)
  • Outer Double Wall Box – 11-1/2″ x 10″ x 16-1/2″- Internal Dimensions
  • Overpack Label
  • Hazmat Label of Choice (1 Per Kit) * Enter class in comments section when checking out
  • Marked Orientation on two sides of the box

In addition, this product is in compliance with ICAO, IATA, IMO, Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) CFR-49.

A new product and currently on-sale to check out from the DOT 31FP & ATA 300 CAT 1 (Oxygen Generator and Oxygen Compressed Boxes) category is the Oxygen (O2) Generator Box (DOT31FP) B/E 6 pack 003. It is currently on a 5 percent discount, priced at $209. The box is specialty designed for protective breathing equipment, cargo air shipments of chemical oxygen generators and passenger service units. Included as well are the necessary labels and markings.

An exceedingly popular product, in an industry category undergoing stringent regulation, is our Lithium Battery Shipper Kit (4G/Y6.3). It is currently priced at $14. Within each unit system includes the following:

  • 1 qty UN Rated 4G/Y6.3 – Outer Double Wall Box – 7 3/4″ x 7 3/4″ x 9 9/16″ – Internal Dimensions
  • 1 qty 1.32Gal/5L Tapered Pail UN/Y1.4
  • 1 qty Small 3.00 Mil. Poly Bag with Zip Tie
  • 1 qty 8″ x 11.5″ plastic bubble bag
  • Marked Orientation on two sides of the box
  • 1 qty ea Lithium Battery Labels, Class 9 label and Cargo Aircraft Only Label

The product was designed to be shipping friendly, meaning the cost is reduced from similar products.

One of our best products from the Hazmat Shipping Kit category is the 2 x 1 Gallon F-Style Metal Can Kit with Box & Cans (4G/Y10.6). Currently on sale for five percent, this product costs $9.99 as of the publication of this article. The following items are included within the kit:

  • 4G UN Certified Hazmat Box
  • 2 x 1 Gallon F Style Metal Cans with caps.
  • Hazmat Label of Choice.
  • Marked Orientation on two opposite sides of box
  • Marked UN Number on two opposite sides of box

The product is compliant with ICAO, IATA, IMO, Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) CFR-49; designed to ship packing groups II and III.

Lastly, check out our 4GV/X8 UN Certified Hazmat Box. When looking for packaging supplies for shipping hazardous materials, one need not go no further than this product. Priced at a five percent discount — costing $3.74 per unit — it is tested and compliant with important regulations, allowed for shipping via ocean, land and air. This product is dependable and amongst the best in its category.

Purchasing Shipping Supplies for Hazardous Goods

This article sought to provide the best packaging supplies for shipping hazardous materials. The items recommended are available for purchase by following the hyperlink to its respected page on our website. For further advice, peruse our recent blog articles by clicking here. Alternatively, contact our skilled representatives by initiating a Live Chat or calling us at (866) 272-9880. Our hours are Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

Our company has been in existence since 1991. We’re family owned and operated and are dedicated to providing safe transportation of dangerous goods. Our products are in compliance with current and future regulations, as we are constantly on top of the latest industry news. We have a firm commitment to security — our site is secured with 128-256-bit encryption. Rest assured that your personal information and order history, for instance, is kept private from the moment you enter our site to when you leave the site. More information on our privacy policy can be accessed here.

Packaging for Dangerous Goods Shipments: Bottles and Cans

Packaging for dangerous goods shipments: bottles and cans, are used to have product reach their desired location or to store product. These items excel in securing liquids and solids in their desired form, ensuring that the shipment or storage process doesn’t inadvertently affect product.

Inner Packaging: Bottles & Cans

We carry several products that are designed for inner packaging. From the bottles and cans category, we offer the following:

From the Plastic Bottles and Jugs category, we offer both Boston Round Plastic Bottles and Plastic Jugs. Two recommended products from this category, which are currently on sale, are the 32oz Clear Boston Round Plastic Bottle and the 32oz Amber Boston Round Plastic Bottle.

Each has a rounded shoulder and base and are designed to maintain the quality of liquid within the bottle and inhibit leaks with a proof cap, so as to not contaminate the body. Both products, while having a different pigment, a required as a minimum to be ordered in quantities of 1,500. For an order of 1,500, the cost is normally 3,450; but is on sale for 2,085 — a 40 percent discount.

Another good deal currently offered from our company is on plastic jugs. The 1 Gallon HDPE Jug (Natural/Clear) 120 Gram, a recommended product from this category. Designed for simple carrying, the jug was created with plastic high density polyethelyne (HDPE). It can hold dangerous liquid securely. This product is currently listed for $1.39, a 20 percent discount, which while not required to purchase in quantities of 1,500 like the prior items, can save quite a bit on the bottom line when purchased in those quantities.

As of this post, a new item we’re offering from the Metal/Aluminum Bottles – IP3 category is the 32 oz Tin Plated Steel Cone Top 1″ Delta Opening with Cap. As the name suggests, this product is crafted with tin plated steal. We’re currently offering the product for $2.69. In a shipping case, 112 of these can be stored; while in a pallet, 1,120 are storable.

A similar product but in a larger size is our 25L (6 1/2 Gallon) UN Rated Aluminum Bottle with Caps. This product is sturdy, being UN rated, and is designed for storing chemicals and liquids. The UPS considers this item oversized, and therefore, it is recommended that it be purchase in larger quantities. Currently, we’re listing the product for $94.99, but for a quantity of 12 it is offered at $87.99 — saving you 8 percent.

Another new product to check out is the 1 Gallon F-Style Alpha Opening Can (1.25″ Opening) from the F-Style Metal Cans category. It is designed with tin-plated steel, and has a unique molding on its bottom, which makes it good for stacking. The product is ideal for shipping samples, paint chemicals, adhesives, ship thinners, and more! This item is priced at $4.99.

5 Gallon (19L) Steel Compliant Type II Accuflow Safety Can for FlammablesFor the Paint Cans category, we sell a couple of different items that are designed to hold paint and similar materials. An item to consider is the 4 x 1 Gallon Paint Can Shipper, with Paint Cans & Ringlocks (4G/Y25.9). The paint can is extremely sturdy and comes with ring locks that add extra protection in holding the contents. The box that is included is specialty designed for holding metal paint cans. It is fully tested, meeting U.N. regulations; and is in compliance with IATA, ICAO, IMO, and Department of Transportation CFR-40. This all-in-one item is listed at $14.79; however, we’re offering a steep discount of nearly 20 percent for purchases of 200 quantity.

Lastly, from the Justrite Safety Cans category, a recommended item is the 5 Gallon (19L) Steel Compliant Type II Accuflow Safety Can for Flammables. From the product description:

Going beyond protection and compliance, AccuFlow™ Type II Safety Cans provide fast, precision pouring when handling flammable liquids. Patented, innovative manifold automatically vents for smooth, glug-free liquid flow, while the comfortable Safe-Squeeze® trigger offers maximum control when pouring. A 9″ (229mm) flexible metal hose ensures offers targeted pouring into small openings. Fill port with ergonomically designed handle makes filling easier than ever.

Protection features include a long lasting, stainless steel flame arrester that dissipates heat to prevent flashback ignition and a gasketed, self-closing leak tight lid that automatically vents to guard against rupture or explosion. Warning label with extra large ID zone permits user to identify contents, department location, or individual user name. All can sizes have extra capacity for mixing in additives for two cycle engines.

Engineered for the highest performance in safety, compliance, and convenience.

As is apparent, this is a dependable product that is expertly designed. It is currently being listed for $95.08.

Why Buy from Us?

Our company offers a safe and secure shopping experience; fast shipping; we’re a trusted source and Better Business Bureau accommodated; require no sales tax outside of the state of Florida; and we’re family owned. For each and every business, reputation is synonymous with success. Warren Buffett, the successful business magnate, has said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you’ll do things differently.”

In comparison to our rivals, we do things different. This logic can apply to how products are handled. Our company, Air Sea Containers, understands that a carefully built reputation is on the line with each and every decision that is made in the day. We are constantly scanning the market and evaluating products for holding and shipping hazardous materials. This is imperative because we only recommend the best products for our customers.

For us, customer service is paramount to success, and we make it a point to be easily available on each and every workday — willing to answer and provide feedback on each and every question.  To chat with one of our representatives, contact us via Live Chat, or telephone at (866) 272-9880. We’re open Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

Request a Quote on Custom Material for Dangerous Goods Shipping

custom-un-boxesA little known feature that many of our loyal customers often overlook is the ability to request a quote on custom material for dangerous goods shipping on both high quality and customized product.

From our experience, we understand that there isn’t a cookie cutter image of a successful businesses. A successful business often specializes in a particular field. In that field, they are able to focus on specific goals. Our company understands this and we seek to provide the shipping materials for hazardous goods to help you reach those goals.

Our company is among those businesses that specialize in a particular field. We offer product that meet and exceed regulations, such as our drums that are UN certified. Each of our products is carefully selected and placed available for purchase on our website, so as to provide our customers with the highest quality products. While some businesses may cut corners, we don’t, and that is among the reasons why we are held with high regard within the business community.

If your business needs specific items in medium to large quantities, you can request them by quote. The items most often requested for a quote are the following:

  • Custom hazmat boxes;
  • Custom corrugated non hazmat box;
  • Custom labels; and,
  • 20ft/40ft shipping containers

In addition, if the product you are looking for is related for shipping dangerous goods, you can send a request to our representatives by clicking here.

Custom hazmat boxes (which is short for custom hazardous material boxes) are designed to assist in the transportation of product from one location to another. We offer several options, which are the following, according to our website:

  • Regular slotted: Standard corrugated box, flaps meet in the middle. This box style is ideal for archiving and shelf storage.
  • Full overlap: Standard corrugated box, fully overlapping flaps to give extra strength to the top and bottom of the box.
  • One piece folder: Five panel wrap. This box is ideal for flat and narrow products such as, mirrors, pictures and worktops.
  • Die cut carton: Standard die cut carton designs require the purchase of cutting die(s) & come in various styles.
  • Half slotted container: This style is the same as the Regular Slotted Container, but without one set of flaps.
  • Design style tray: Known as 0301 “SS” & 0301 “ES” trays and can be used as telescope boxes or box covers.
  • Corrugated pad: Plain shapes of corrugated or solid fiberboard that can be used to fill space or separate products.

Following the selection of hazmat box, you have the capabilities to customize the interior dimensions; provide the intended contents; choose a board strength; provide the order quantity; how you plan to ship and an estimate of the total shipping weight. Then you can choose the box color and provide a preference for panels, and an additional color option. From this information our representatives are able deliver an accurate quote within 24 to 72 hours from the submission of information. For instance, some companies like www.mobilityscootersdirect.com ship mobility scooters which have lithium batteries which can be very dangerous once they reach a certain temperature.

We also offer the same options for custom corrugated non hazmat boxes.

Explosives 1.4B Label Roll of 500It is important to note that requests are expected in be in medium to large quantities. We also offer labels to be quoted, which come in quantities of 500 per roll. These measure about 4” x 4”. They’re made pressure sensitive peel-off heavy weight coated paper that has UV inks that are fade resistant. In a majority of cases, labels are required to be placed on hazardous materials being shipped, regardless of the method of transportation — ocean, air, rail, or highway. The labels sold from our company meets compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation, IATA/ ICAO, and the International Maritime Organization.

We offer the following labels for customization:

  • Hazard class one, which designate explosives;
  • Hazard class two, which designate non-flammable gas;
  • Hazard class three, which designate flammable liquid;
  • Hazard class four, which designate spontaneously combustible;
  • Hazard class five, which designate oxidizer;
  • Hazard class six, which designate toxic;
  • Hazard class seven, which designate radioactive;
  • Hazard class eight, which designate corrosive; and,
  • Hazard class nine, which designate dry ice

It is important that you upload a design and provide the dimensions you are seeking. The minimum order of the labels is four rolls or 2000 in quantity. Please be aware these require a long lead time.

Lastly, you can request a quote for 20ft/40ft shipping containers. The shipping containers offered from our company are strong, capable of with handling both a large space to store produce and the ability to withstand the pressure of containers or other miscellaneous items stacked above it. These are the preferred method of transportation of large quantities of product. We offer both new and used.

To request a quote, you can fill out our simple form by clicking here. From there, one of our representatives will quickly reach out to you to get the ball rolling on receive the products that you need. In addition, you can contact us via Live Chat; or by phone, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST — our number is (866) 272-9880. Cheers to your success!

The Best Packaging Materials for Shipping Dangerous Goods

When shipping products that have dangerous goods, it is important that these are properly protected from conditions that may be encountered. These aren’t just focused on shipments that carry lithium batteries, for instance, this also extends to a wide array of different items that require different methods to ensure their best form on arrival to their intended destination.

Our company prides itself on selecting the best products so our customers have the best chance in achieving success. This is done by constantly monitoring current events and paying close attention to feedback from the use of the products in real time. It is imperative that the best packaging materials for shipping dangerous goods are used to ensure our customers success. There are several options that should be considered, which are the following:

  • Air Pillows
  • Gel Packs
  • Locks/Seals
  • Poly Bags
  • Shrink/Bubble Wrap
  • Styrofoam Peanuts
  • Tape Accessories, and
  • Vermiculite

4GV Shipper Kit -BoxesMost likely, you’ve encountered these names before during your experience in shipping. For some, there may not have been much focus on the details of these products. The goal of this essay is to provide our customers with the best products for shipping dangerous goods. Several recommendations will be offered that should be considered, regardless if you are a veteran in the industry or if you have just recently entered the industry.

Packaging Options

An excellent product to reduce long term costs is to acquire a Mini Hopper System. The system works in unison with the Opus Air by using “airflow” to guide the bags through the ducting and into the hopper that can be positioned exactly where you require at the packing station. It can be operated both manually and automatically, depending upon the preference of the operator. This system is space efficient and offers long term savings when packaging material. Conversely, Opus Pro-Tech Quilt Inflatable Air Pillow / Cushion- Roll can be purchased, which uses advanced polymers to create a versatile range of strong resilient films for wrapping, cushioning and lining. A neat feature is that this product biodegrades within 12 to 24 months of initial usage.

Refrigerant Gel Pack – 48oz is a cost efficient alternative to using dry ice to keeping shipments cold and prevent potential contamination from chemical coolants. These come in 14 per case. They are also biodegradable, an important consideration for many of our environmentally conscious customers.

Locks and seals, such as Container Security Seals (Pack of 10), prevent containers from unscrupulous persons or products that seek to tamper with the shipments. These are available from our company for 20’ and 40’ containers. A second product, Ring Locks for 1 Gallon Paint / Tin Cans, have a similar purpose. These secure contents held within, which is in a majority of cases in paint or paint related materials. Currently we’re offering these at a discount from their regular price.

Poly bags are useful for adding an extra layer of protection when shipping product. These, such as the Poly Bags, 3.00 Mil. Gusseted, 18.00″(W) x 10.00″(D) x 33.00″(L) x 3.00 mils, can group several items together, which minimizes confusion when grouping the shipments. This has been known to increase efficiency when unloading contents of the shipment.

Bubble wrap is another useful asset in packaging materials. It was invented by Marc Hawthorne and Alfred Fielding in 1957 when sealing two shower curtains. Since then, it has been used as cushioning for contents that are fragile. The 48″ Wide Bubble Wrap (Single Roll) is a product sold from our company that has been a dependable stable for our customers for years.

Styrofoam Peanuts come in two distinct options: those with air and those without air. The former is known to work better than the latter. However, both are a reliable option to ensure that your package makes it to where it needs to be. These work better in conjunction with bubble wrap around the product, in essence, acting in a supporting role. The Sealed Air Peanuts (20 cu. ft.) are good product from our company. These are priced at $23.00.

Another packaging material to consider is an often underappreciated option. The 3″ Brown Water Activated Heavy Duty Reinforced Adhesive Tape Case of 6 is amongst the strongest tape solution on the market today. It is strengthened with fiberglass yarn and can handle difficult situations with ease. This is ideal for securing boxes.

Lastly, our Vermiculite, Non-Dusty Grade 4A Extra-Coarse, in 4 Cu. Ft. Bag is amongst the principle in comparison to similar options in the market. It is asbestos-free. These are ideal in shipping, especially when there are medium-to-high odds of liquid being spilled, because the product quickly absorbs liquid.

Moving Forward

In conclusion, these are amongst the best options on the market today in the category of packaging materials for dangerous goods. If you call our company at (866) 272-9880, between Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, you can chat with one of our knowledgeable specialists. Feel free to ask any question that you may have — rarely have they encountered a question that requires the assistance of a manager.

Our company has held this level of efficiency since our inception. Conducting business with a family owned company is known to provide a high quality experience like none other. For our company, customer service is paramount to our success; therefore, we treat each and every one of our customers as if they are one-of-a-kind—which they are.

Our Specialty Items: Corrugated Boxes, Drums and Jerricans

Justrite® 66 Gallon Eco Friendly, Outdoor Drum Caddy, BlackShipping supplies for dangerous goods is no laughing matter—only the best products should be used. For those seeking to ship product, it is imperative that it is done securely and efficiently. It also helps if the price is competitive and rewards loyal customers.

Our company specializes in Corrugated Boxes, Drums and Jerricans. One could say that these are our core items. Each of these are designed to handle the worst conditions imaginable, while still maintaining good form.

Corrugated Boxes

Corrugated Boxes are used to ship product from one place to another. These boxes are often designed to withstand harsh elements, while securely protecting the product help within. These boxes have special cushioning, which is especially important when these are inadvertently tossed around during the shipping process or are stacked one on top of the other. Their designed for transport, storage and moving.

One of our products that we sell is the Single Wall Corrugated Box (32″x22″x25.5″) 200#, which is for non-hazardous material shipping. An alternative option in this category of product is the Double Wall Corrugated Box (24″x24″x36″) ECT48, which is slightly stronger than the former. Our company is dedicated to giving our customers the best deals, with the highest quality products, to ensure a prosperous mutual relationship. Both of these boxes are priced inexpensively. For all of our products, including this one, we offer discounted wholesale prices.


Drums—which are also known as barrels—are a go-to product for shipping bulk cargo. These are usually in a cylinder shape and come in fiberboard, plastic or steel. What separates our drums from our competition is the promise that the purchase adheres to regulations. Our drums are in compliance with CFR-49, ICAO, & IMO regulations and are UN Certified.

Made out of wood fibers, our Fiberboard Drums are amongst our most popular products. For instance, the 40 Gallon Reconditioned (Non-UN) Fiberboard Drum with Ring Lock Lid, coming in a brown color, sells quickly and is recommended to purchase in bulk earlier than usual. That product was reconditioned, therefore is sold for a lower price for frugal shoppers.

Our plastic drums are made from high density Polyethylene. We’re currently offering a 25 percent sale on our 55 Gallon Reconditioned Closed-Head UN Rated Poly Drum with Screw Cap. This product comes in either blue, black or white, which is useful when having to classify the drum by contents.

We’ve recently began supplying steel drums. These are excellent for Hazmat shipping and come in either open headed or closed headed. A recommended product is the 30 Gallon (NEW) Open Head UN Rated Steel Drum with Ring Lock Lid. It is extremely durable and capable of handling the worst of conditions, while still maintaining protection of the contents within. It is also recommended to have accessories, such as our 2” Drum Faucet or our 6 Qt Plastic Funnel. Each make the process of extracting or adding contents to the drum simply and efficiently.


Jerrican sold from our company are UN certified. There are three options when seeking to purchase, which are Plastic, Metal, Shippers. Each of these conform to the DOT CFR-49, IATA / ICAO and IMO Regulations for Hazmat shipping.

Our plastic Jerrican are made from 100 percent high density Polyethylene. The 19 Liter (5 Gallon) Jerrican / Jug Overpack Kit – 3H1/Y is a great deal from this category of product, which includes the just about everything needed to efficiently ship product. Included with the system is the following:

  • 19 Liter Jerrican – 3H1/Y – Packing Groups II, III (Y, Z)
  • Outer Double Wall Box – 11-1/2″ x 10″ x 16-1/2″- Internal Dimensions
  • Overpack Label
  • Hazmat Label of Choice (1 Per Kit)
  • Marked Orientation on two sides of the box

Jerrican is good for stacking product and shipping supplies with dangerous goods.

We currently have a Jerrican sale on our metal option. The product, 6 x 1 Quart F-Style Metal Can Kit (4G/Y11.4), is being sold for a slight discount. Items included with this purchase are the following:

  • 4G UN Certified Hazmat Box 9-3/8” x 7-1/2” x 7-9/16″
  • 6 x 1 Quart Metal Cans with caps.
  • Hazmat Label of Choice.
  • Fiberboard Inserts / Partitions for 6 jerricans.
  • Marked Orientation on two opposite sides of box
  • Marked UN Number on two opposite sides of box

Additional packing instructions can be accessed by visiting our website, or by clicking here.

Lastly, check out our 5 Liter (1.32 Gallon) Jerrican / Jug Shipper – 3H1 – Blue, which is among our Jerrican shippers. This product has been designed for simple pouring of the contents. Their inexpensive to purchase, and this product includes the following:

  • 5 Liter Jerrican – 3H1/Y
  • 4G Double Wall Hazmat Box – 7.5″ x 5.75″ x 12.38″ – Internal Dimensions – 4G/X13 Packing Groups I, II, III (X, Y, Z)
  • Hazmat Label of Choice (1 Per Kit)
  • Marked Orientation on two sides of the box
  • Marked UN Numbers on two sides of the box – 4G/X13

Phone CallEssentially, it has everything you need for a low price that is currently offered at $9.49.

Purchasing Product Today!

To purchase any of the products described from this article, access our website http://www.airseacontainers.com/, and use our simple add-to-cart feature. Perks that come from buying with us our safe and secure shopping; fast shipping; we’re a trusted source; for orders outside of Florida, there is no sales tax; and our company is family owner, devoted and caring for our customers.

We pride ourselves in not only providing the best product, but being accessible to speak with because customer service is paramount to our company. Our hours are Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. We’re accessible by a Live Chat on our website with one of our representatives; e-mail, or by calling our toll free number at (866) 272-9880. When speaking with a representative, it is recommended that you describe your specific goals, whereby a representative can then pair you with the best product to accomplish said goals.

Lithium-Ion Batteries: Everything You Need to Know

IATA's New Lithium battery shipping regulations help keep air shipping safe

Recently, there has been new regulations in relation to lithium-ion batteries. This reform is comprehensive. For the average customer—and even the most seasoned executives—some of the verbiage and jargon can come across as confusing. These reforms have many in the industry insiders scrabbling to conform to the new rules. For many, navigating through the updates can be time consuming.

As one of the industry leaders in shipping, it is imperative that we understand how these updates on regulations affect you and your business. This article has the goal of providing a brief overview of lithium-ion battery news. Being brief, the information provided should be treated as an overview and not as a detailed analysis.

What are lithium-ion batteries?

Lithium-ion batteries are a common type of rechargeable battery, which is found in most consumer electronics.  When lithium-ion batteries are damaged and/or the internal components become wet, the batteries can become highly flammable, making them extremely dangerous—especially in instances where the batteries are packaged incorrectly.

What safe guards are put in place to ensure when shipped these batteries do not explode?

As these batteries evolve—becoming more powerful and used for more applications—so has the world-wide regulatory changes that are taking place to ensure consumer safety. Due to the fact that regulatory agencies and hazmat industry leaders continue to identify potential issues, it is necessary to update regulations, which in most cases are to ensure that proper packaging and shipping of these products are performed. A tight rope is being walked to ensure that the lithium-ion batteries are remaining in line with industry needs.

There are numerous technical requirements identified for different sizes and types of lithium-ion batteries.  Many of these batteries are contained in common consumer products, where the batteries are classified and packaged according to their specific designs.  In general, and as simply put as possible, the lithium-ion batteries must be packed in safe quantities, remain entirely undamaged, stay far away from moisture and heat, and are properly disposed.  Many industry professionals predict that there will be some fire retardant packaging requirements, in some form or another, in the near future for most, if not all of these products in quantities that are deemed dangerous.

Congress, West Front - WikipediaHow does recent congressional action influence your company in relation to these batteries?

As governments and regulatory agencies become more aware of and involved with the safety concerns with this quickly changing industry segment, the laws and enforcement evolve to ensure safety.  To ensure that regulation changes move as efficiently as possible, players in the industry, such as our company, that are experts in the field discuss the proposed changes and attempt to assist governments, regulatory agencies, and organizations with this process.

Why are the New U.S. OSHA GHS Hazard Classification Guidance Important?

OSHA, as well as many other agencies and organizations take part in this ever changing industry by participating in the discussions for change, and of course following pertinent industry changes and recommendations.  As consumer products and technology evolve nationwide and worldwide, so do the hazmat packaging guidelines, their laws, and enforcement efforts.

Everyone needs to be aware of the industry and regulatory changes, including the potential damage that can be done when one unscrupulously ignores these rules and regulations. The financial penalties are scary alone but the safety concerns are far more serious and unfortunately overlooked too often.

The bar is set too high to be ignorant to these changes. These updates, in a sense, should be viewed as an accessory to code of ethics. When the updates are ignored, so is the customer’s needs because they can face great danger. Essentially, the more we learn about the industry changes and continue to evolve with them, the world becomes a safer place.

A Brief Summary Of Some of the New Regulations

Below we offer a summary of some of the changes to the regulations.  However, this summary is not comprehensive.  It is intended to be a brief primer.

  • Passenger Aircraft Cargo – Lithium-ion batteries, under Packaging Instruction 965 only, are forbidden as cargo on passenger planes, on an interim basis.  This doesn’t impact batteries that are packed as part of equipment or packed with equipment (Packaging Instruction 967 and 966 respectively).  Source: UN 3480, PI 965, Section IA and IB.
  • State of Charge – Lithium-ion batteries and cells must not be shipped at a state of charge (SoC) that exceeds 30%.  This means that batteries should be fully charged and then drained to 30%, or less, before being shipped.  Source: UN 3480, PI 965, Section IA and IB.
  • Overpacking – Shipping Lithium-ion batteries, cells, and metal, are limited to one 2.5 kg package.  Unless they ship as Class 9, multiple 2.5 kg packages are not permitted. Source.

Moving Forward with this Information

This document only scratches the surface of awareness for the general public.  It is strongly recommended that people research the regulations for themselves and take into consideration all of these recent changes and understand why they are taking place.

An Overview of our Packaging for Shipping Materials

4GV Shipper Kit - BoxesWhen you need packaging, our company often comes up as the go-to source to get the job done right. The best methods are the following: Boxes; Jerrican and Pails; Bottles and Cans; Shipping Barrels, Drums and Totes; Infectious and Biological Substance Category A & B Packaging; and Temperature Controlled Packaging. These are all time tested methods.

Our boxes meet all domestic and international regulations in relation to dangerous goods shipping. An example of one of our best boxes is the 4GV Boxes / U.N. Boxes. A product from this category that is recommended is our new 4GV Shipper Kit (4GV/X28). Included with the purchase is the following:

  • 1 qty UN Rated 4GV/X28 – Outer Double Wall Box  – 20½“ x 14“ x 11″- Internal Dimensions
  • 1 qty Vermiculiteincluded
  • 2 qty Large 3.00 Mil. Poly Bagwith Zip Ties
  • Marked Orientation on two sides of the box
  • 1 qty ea Lithium Battery Labels, Class 9 label and Cargo Aircraft Only Label or enter classes in comments section when checking out

This cost efficient solution is priced at $13.99. There are more options available in case this isn’t the size you are looking for. A second option that is popular are the Lithium Battery Shipper Kit (4G/Y6.3). Lithium batteries are known for having a high charge density, making them a dependable product that requires minimal upkeep. The kit includes the following:

As any veteran in the field will tell you, our Lithium Battery Kit is comprehensive. It is priced at the low cost of $14 dollars—for wholesale customers, speak to one of specialist for discount on bulk prices.

5 Gallon HDPE UN Certified Pail with Snap-On Lid - WhiteA second packaging option offered from our company are the Jerrican and Pails. These are inexpensive and are a reliable method for single and combination packaging. A recommended product is the 5 Gallon HDPE UN Certified Pail with Snap-On Lid. Made from high density Polyethylene, this product has characterized by structural strength and being impact resistant. The product meets all Hazmat shipping requirements, which include CFR-49, IATA / ICAO and IMO regulations. The product is currently priced at $8.11.

When searching for shipping barrels, drums and totes for sale, it is important that the products are in compliance with CFR-49, ICAO, & IMO regulations. One of the advantages of shopping with our company is the cost efficient options available. For drums, we have both new drums and reconditioned / refurbished drums. For the new steel drums for sale, check out one of our newer items, the Open Head Closure and Closed-Head Closure Steel Drums. A product currently on sale from the former, is the 55 Gallon Open Head UN Rated Steel Drum with Bolt Lock. This product currently has a sale price of $58.99; or if you purchase eight, each unit is sold for $57 dollars, whereby you save an additional 4 percent. This product is an excellent choice for stowage and shipping of hazardous materials.

2.5 Gallon Justrite Steel Compliant Safety Type 1 Can for Flammables w. FunnelFor inner packaging solutions, consider our Bottles and Cans, which range from glass bottles to Justrite Safety Cans. The latter comes in red for storing flammable liquids; blue, which is the common color for storage of kerosene; yellow, for the storage of diesel fuel; and green, which is often the color designating the storage of oils—additional colors than those just mentioned are available by request. One of the best products from this category is the 2.5 Gallon Justrite (9.5L) Steel Compliant Safety Type 1 Can for Flammables w/ Funnel. It is both compliant and economical. The product is a type I safety can. It is self-venting and has a self-closing leak proof lid. It is made from galvanized steel. In addition, the product also includes a funnel, which is an excellent agent when pouring liquid into smaller openings, having a large round bowl that also assist in protecting the surroundings from splashing and spillage.

Our Infectious & Biological Substance Category A & B Packaging meets the Class 6.2 Packing Instruction 602/620 & 650 Diagnostic & Infectious packaging requirements for air, ocean, and land. A highly requested product from this category is the 2 L Category A & B (PI 620 & 650) Ambient Bio Bottle Packaging Kit. When having to ship biological infectious substances, this product is known for being a go-to method for getting the job done. This kit includes the following: 1x Bio-Bottle; 1x Absorbent cushioning material; 1x Class 6.2 Label; 1 x UN 3373 Label; 1x Bubble wrap pouch; and 1X Outer fiberboard die-cut box (5” x 4.875″ x 9.4” – Inner Dimensions).

Large Insulated Styrofoam CoolerLastly, we offer temperature controlled packaging for sale in either Styrofoam Coolers or Gel Packs. The Large Insulated Styrofoam Cooler (33″x16″x12.25″) is an option from this category. A feature of this product is the “plug-style lid” that ensures cool temperature protection. This is useful in storing and shipping gourmet foods, pharmaceuticals, candies, specimens, and most refrigerated or frozen materials. Conversely, Refrigerant Gel Pack – 48oz is a second method offered from our company as an alternative to dry ice and other chemical coolants that from time-to-time have been known to be counterproductive due to their contamination threat to the goods being shipped.

In conclusion, our company offers an array of different packaging options that exceed those mentioned in this article. Our past and current customers love our products, being that the products all meet and often exceed requirements and are low priced and effective. For more information on packaging methods, you can visit our array of packaging options by clicking here, or you can call our company and chat with a specialist at (866) 272-9880 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.