Commodities that require special or advance arrangement, packing, handling and in certain cases, documentation. Acceptance of these type of cargo are subject to specific regulations.
Examples of Special Cargo are the following:
- Baggage and special effects that are treated with special care and stored at a special location.
- Perishables are shipments which are so labelled and are stored under specific temperature.
Valuable Cargo are shipments with very high commercial value.
Restricted Articles or Dangerous Goods like inflammables, explosives, radioactive materials and corrosive substances like acids that may endanger the safe operations of the flight.
Livestock, Live Animals and Plants are shipment that need special attention and care.
All articles or materials that are not included in the list of Special Cargo are considered General Cargo or General Commodity.