What is the UN Number?
Here's an example of a UN Number:
What is the purpose of a UN Number?
Besides identifying dangerous goods, UN numbers help you find the following:
• The correct proper shipping name
• The appropriate packaging that should be used for transportation
• The modes of transport the goods are eligible to be shipped by
• How much may be transported per package
and other specific rules that apply to transporting the goods via a specific mode of transport.
The numbers range from UN0004 to about UN3600.
UN Number Label Structure:
The labels have 3 parts:
1. A symbol which indicates the hazardous class
2. The UN Number
3. The Hazardous Class Number
Which products need a UN Number?
Here are some examples of goods requiring UN Number:
How do you find a UN Number?
Just type in the hazardous good’s name and hit search!
Where should you put the UN Number?
Proud Co-Founder and CEO of Bookairfreight. Shortly after starting to work in the world of logistics, I was astonished at how difficult and time consuming it was for businesses to get their hands on a simple air freight quote. I saw this as an opportunity to really make a difference in people’s lives, and felt like I had to do something. It was the spark that lit the fire of Bookairfreight’s creation.