Some Dangerous Goods are too dangerous to be carried on passenger aircraft, others may be carried on cargo aircraft only, and some are acceptable on both cargo and passenger aircraft. Dangerous Goods fall into nine classes and three packing groups if applicable, with detailed packing instructions to ensure cargo as well as passenger safety.
As part of its normal operation, Caribbean Airlines will screen Dangerous Cargo and reserve the right to open and inspect any consignment that is presented for shipment.
It is a violation of law to tender cargo containing Dangerous Goods that have not been properly declared, identified, packed, marked, labeled or documented to any airline. Failure to properly identify and tender Dangerous Goods may be subject to legal penalties and a prison sentence.
Some descriptions that may require more complete information include, but is not limited to, Household Goods, Chemicals Cylinders, Medical Supplies, Pharmaceuticals, Laboratory Testing Equipment, Fuels, and Personal Effects.