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Dangerous Goods

Dangerous goods

Goods that are dangerous

A number of different substances can be challenging to handle and transport. Posten Norge AS complies with the classification of substances in accordance with the current edition of the ADR (European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road) regulations, which are also a part of the Norwegian regulations relating to the carriage of dangerous goods by road.

More information about dangerous goods.

How do I know if a substance is classified as dangerous?

It is your responsibility as sender to find out if it is permissible to transport a substance. The sender or manufacturer should have a safety data sheet for all substances. Point 14 of the safety data sheet will show if the substance is classified as dangerous, and the substance’s UN number should appear together with the hazard identifier on the parcel. If the substance is assigned a packaging group, this will also be listed.

Exempted amounts

This relates to small amounts packed in accordance with column 7b of Chapter 3.2 and Chapter 3.5 of the ADR. No transport document is required for such carriage unless it is made via an international boat/ferry.

Limited amount

If you are sending ADR-packed goods as a limited amount, it is important that these are packed in accordance with Chapter 3.4 of the ADR regulations. Products that can be packed as a limited amount can be found in Chapters 3.2 A and 3.4 of the ADR.
All dangerous goods that meet the requirements of column 7a of Chapter 3.2 of the ADR and are labelled in accordance with Chapter 3.4 can be transported as limited amounts. In addition, there are some dangerous goods that are exempt from the ADR provisions through the special provisions of Chapter 3.3 SP. No transport document is required for such carriage unless it is made via an international boat/ferry.

ADR Goods

ADR goods should be packed in ADR-approved packaging and labelled “UN” followed by the UN number. In addition, the goods should be labelled with the hazard identifier in accordance with column 5 of Chapter 3.2 A unless an alternative is decided on per column 6 of Chapter 3.2 A. (3.3 SP). If outer packaging is used, this should be labelled in accordance with Chapter 5.1.2.

When transporting ADR goods, the sender should give the transport document to the transporter, at the latest, upon collection of the goods. The transport documents must include the information required in Chapter 5.4.1 of the ADR. If transport is by ferry, a copy of the cargo documents is also required. The same amount of transport documents as ferry crossings must be issued.

Items containing dangerous goods must be labelled and packaged in accordance with the ADR provisions.

ADR items being sent by boat/ferry that comply with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code

In addition to transport documents, a container/vehicle-packing certificate issued by a competent person at the site where loading will take place is required.

Dangerous goods and air transport

Substances that are classified as dangerous cannot be sent by air. The same applies to limited and exempted amounts of dangerous goods. Exceptions: UN 3373 (Category B, Biological substances).


When sending dangerous goods, you must remember to attach the correctly-completed transport documents together with various approvals required per ADR.
Please note: Radioactive material belonging to class 7 cannot normally be transported by Bring. Exceptions: UN: 2908, 2909, 2910 and 2911.


As sender, you are responsible for checking whether a substance can be transported by Bring, and that it is packed and labelled in accordance with the ADR provisions. Any claim for compensation as a result of non-compliance with these provisions can be directed to you, the sender.

Other circumstances

Please contact customer service if you would like further information about what you are allowed to transport.

Prohibited contents

Shipments sent to any country may not contain the following:

  • Weapons and ammunition
  • Human or animal remains (Exception: does not apply to urns)
  • Live animals
  • Cigarettes and other tobacco products
  • Valuable items such as gemstones, precious metals (gold, silver and platinum), coins, notes or securities.

Weapons are considered to be all goods that are defined/classified in the customs tariff as weapons. All firearms, crossbows, knives with blades longer than 12 cm, flick knives, daggers, stabbing and drilling weapons, brass knuckles, truncheons, clubs and similar. This also includes airsoft guns and other air and gas-propelled weapons as well as parts for weapons. Parts for weapons here means parts that are exclusively intended for attaching/connecting to a complete weapon, such as silencers, as well as parts that have a bearing on the extent to which a weapon can be used for shooting, stabbing, etc.

Examples of parts/accessories for guns that can be sent (legal parts*):  

  • Protective covers and cases
  • Butts (pistol grips) and other parts made of wood, metal, ebonite, etc.
  • Carrying belts, rings, clamps and belt fittings for guns, rifles or carbines
  • Crates/cases/bags for weapons - Chapter 42.02
  • Leather belts and similar equipment for sabres and bayonets - Chapter 42.03, made of textile 62.17
  • Screws, nails, springs as in Chapter 39
  • Sights and similar for weapons (not fitted) - Chapter 90.13
  • Cloths/brushes, etc. for cleaning - Chapter 95.03
  • Toy weapons - Chapter 95

*Legal parts should be properly described in customs/accompanying documents and it should be stated that no prohibited weapon parts whatsoever are being sent (e.g.: a pistol grip can be described as: "contains one wooden pistol grip").

Wet cargo

Wet cargo includes fluids and damp materials sent by Bring and Posten air transport within Norway.

Classification of what is considered to be wet cargo

  • Mailing items containing fluids in durable watertight packaging
  • Mailing items containing fluids in watertight containers that are not durable, for example “bag-in-box” or glass packaging
  • Mailing items containing “wet material” such as fresh fish as well as frozen fish, shellfish and meat packed in watertight or non-watertight containers
  • Ice

Requirements relating to inner containers

  • Durable watertight packaging with a well-fitting cover/seal
  • The mailing item should not be sensitive to shock or easily punctured
  • The inner container should be able to withstand vibrations and changes in temperature and pressure
  • If the inner container is made of glass, it should be packed with shock absorbent material in the outer packaging

Requirements relating to outer packaging

  • A solid, undamaged box, the base of which contains absorbent material to soak up fluid from at least one of the inner containers. If the inner containers are different sizes, this should be based on the largest container. Alternatively:
  • Polystyrene or plastic boxes that are watertight and undamaged with a well-fitting cover sealed with tape
  • The inner container should be placed within the outer packaging in such a way that it will not overturn while being transported
  • Labelling outer packaging
  • Remove or cross out irrelevant or incorrect labelling on the packaging so that it is no longer visible
  • Only use good-quality, durable labels (alternatively print on the packaging) in accordance with the specifications
  • At least two opposite sides should be labelled
  • The packaging must be large enough to provide adequate space to attach or print the necessary labelling

Summary of the sender's responsibilities

For each mailing items that is considered to be “wet cargo” the sender must ensure that:

  1. The mailing item is not classified as dangerous goods
  2. The inner container meets the requirements
  3. The outer packaging meets the requirements
  4. There is sufficient absorbent material in the base of the outer packaging
  5. Labelling is in accordance with the requirements

To become an approved sender of wet cargo, fill out the contract, sign and return it to us.

Requirements not met

Mailing items from approved senders that do not meet the requirements (labelling, damaged or leaking) or mailing items from other senders, will not be sent by air, but will be transferred for a ground transport solution.