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08/27/2021

Lithium Battery Updates in the 2022 IATA DGR

Lithium battery shippers: The 2022 IATA DGR will incorporate two important revisions for shipping lithium-ion and -metal cells and batteries by air. 

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08/23/2021

What's New in the 2022 IATA DGR?

See the significant updates in IATA's 63rd Edition Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). Mandatory compliance with the new IATA DGR starts January 1, 2022. 

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08/16/2021

Updated DOT Hazmat Guidance Chart Available

A revised and updated version of DOT's Hazardous Materials Markings, Labeling, and Placarding Guide is now available online. Download Chart 17 here.

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08/12/2021

When to Modify a Hazmat Shipping Name

Four scenarios that require shippers to modify the hazmat proper shipping name selected from the Hazmat Table in 49 CFR 172.101. 

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08/10/2021

PHMSA Proposes Hazmat Harmonization Rule HM 215P

On August 10, 2021, US DOT PHMSA proposed changes to the 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) that will harmonize domestic hazmat shipping requirements with evolving international standards.  

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07/19/2021

(VIDEO) Why Do Lithium Batteries Burn?

After three pallets of lithium-ion powered cell phones caught fire at Hong Kong International Airport, responders spent 40 minutes extinguishing the fire. You may have seen the viral video of the incident.  

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07/16/2021

IATA Names New Global Head of Cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) appointed Canadian national Brendan Sullivan as Global Head of Cargo this week.

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07/12/2021

Got a Great Idea for Shipping Hazmat?

Got an innovative idea or technique for shipping hazardous materials? DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) wants to hear it!  

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07/08/2021

When (And When Not) to Use the Cargo Aircraft Only Label

To know when and when not to use the Cargo Aircraft Only (CAO) label when offering hazmat/DG for air transport, shippers must know their way around the List of Dangerous Goods in the IATA DGR, Section 4.2.

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06/28/2021

Avoid the Top 4 Lithium Battery Shipping Mistakes

US DOT maintains a list of the most frequently cited hazmat shipping violations in 49 CFR Part 107. We explore the four most common violations associated with shipping lithium batteries, and how to avoid them. 

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