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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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06/22/2021

Sabotage Suspected in Oil Train Derailment

“We know from the FBI investigation, from how trains operate, how trains work, how the couplers work, how the pin lifters work, that this incident was caused without a doubt by sabotage.”

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06/17/2021

Crowded Ports and a Container Shortage Spell Delays for Shippers

A perfect storm of circumstances is limiting available cargo capacity, stranding containerships in port, and delaying the transportation of everything from fruits and vegetables to hazardous chemicals.  

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06/04/2021

Sunken Ship Threatens Lasting Environmental Damage

A sinking cargo ship carrying 25 tons of nitric acid reminds us what's at stake when dangerous goods are shipped and transported by vessel. 

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05/17/2021

DOT to Reconsider LNG by Rail Rule

US DOT will reconsider a Final Rule promulgated in July 2020 that authorized the transport of liquefied natural gas (LNG)—also known as “Methane, refrigerated liquid”—in rail tank cars.    

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05/17/2021

Train Hauling Hazmat Derails, Residents Evacuated

On Sunday afternoon, May 16, 2021, forty-seven railcars derailed and several exploded into flames near the town of Sibley, Iowa.

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