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Cargo Container Labeling in UAE

Properly Labeling Your Cargo

Labeling cargo isn’t just a legal procedure – it’s also a step towards risk mitigation for your goods. Not properly labeling cargo may lead to issues with claims or shipment recovery and land you in a sticky situation.

Here is a quick rundown on how to properly label your cargo:

1) Label Basic Details on Each Box

If you are shipping items, you need to ensure that all necessary information for Customs, truckers, and your customer is visible on the outside of each box. This mean you must include:

  • Shipper’s Name
  • Consignee’s Name
  • Country of Destination
  • Freight Forwarder’s Name
  • Booking Number Provided by Your Freight Forwarder
  • Port Marks
  • Package Numbers

However, the list of details to be placed on the side of the carton will often be provided by the overseas buyer. The list could contain any combination of the following: shipper’s mark, country of origin, weight marking, number of packages, size of cases, handling marks, cautionary marks, labels of hazardous materials, and ingredients. Be prepared to work with your overseas buyer to properly label your container for their receipt.

2) Labeling Fragile Goods

This is kind of a “no-brainer”, but if you fail to label your goods as fragile, you’re asking for trouble. It’s recommended that you label the outside of your boxes as fragile on as many sides as possible. If needed, make sure you mark the appropriate sides with arrows or “this side up” warnings. Essentially, your goal should be to provide any carrier with details as clear as possible regarding how your shipment needs to be handled.

3) Labeling Hazardous Goods

If you are shipping any goods that qualify as a “dangerous good“, they must meed the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) requirements. The labeling of such goods is defined using IMDG codes. We won’t dive into the specifics, as it’s a major topic and specific IMDG code lists are available elsewhere, but the gist is that your shipment – under law – is required to be properly labeled.

Do your research to ensure that you are properly labeling all hazardous goods for the safety of carriers involved, as well as legal compliance and penalty-avoidance!


How to print cargo labels in uae?

Nowadays, the cargo labels are printed by the printing companies in uae like Ribbon House Middle East LLC. This makes the task of an cargo vendor/shipper much easier where he doesn’t have to worry about the formatting and templates of such labels.

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Date: 01 December 2022    Comments: 0

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