Very often perishable cargo meets the definition of wet cargo: “Wet cargo means shipments containing liquids, or shipments which by their nature may produce liquids.” Wet cargo should be packed and handled in a manner that prevents any spillage inside aircraft.
General restrictions for Perishable Cargo
Finnair does not carry whale meat or whale meat products.
Marking and Labelling
All perishable shipments should be labelled with the standard IATA “PERISHABLE” label. Where appropriate, packages and containers of perishable goods should also be labelled with the standard IATA package orientation (“THIS WAY UP”) label and marking showing the desired temperature. Note! IATA Time and Temperature Sensitive-label must not be used for other perishables than pharmaceuticals.
Acceptance of perishable shipments
Perishable shipments are not accepted if the contents do not appear to be in good condition, the packaging appears to be inadequate or if it is evident that the goods will not reach their destination in a satisfactory condition or it will not be possible to deliver the goods to the consignee. Shipper’s instructions concerning temperature should be followed as strictly as possible.