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06/14/2016

Major Online Retailer Fined $350,000 for Hazmat Shipping Violations

For alleged violations of the US DOT’s Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) stemming from an improperly prepared package of drain cleaner offered for air transport from Kentucky to Colorado, a Washington-based online retailer will pay $350,000, according to an FAA press release.

 

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05/11/2016

ValuJet 592: 20 Years Later

20 years ago today, on May 11, 1996, one of the most tragic and widely publicized hazmat transportation incidents in American history occurred. That afternoon, ValuJet flight 592 taxied into position on the runway at Miami International Airport, scheduled to depart for Atlanta. 

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04/21/2016

Six-figure Fine for Hazmat Air Violations

A major aerospace manufacturer will pay a $162,500 fine for allegedly shipping undeclared hazardous materials by passenger aircraft from Spain to Miami, FL.

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04/07/2016

PHMSA Issues Lithium-ion Battery Prohibition Safety Advisory

The US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today issued a safety advisory notice for individuals who prepare lithium battery shipments for transport and those otherwise involved in the transportation of lithium-ion or lithium-metal batteries. 

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03/31/2016

Live Lithium Batteries Shipper Webinar: April 5

Tomorrow is the big day for lithium battery shippers! New IATA DGR rules for lithium battery air shipments take effect on Friday, April 1. Are you ready?

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03/29/2016

New Lithium Battery Air Rules Start Friday, 4/1

Changes to the requirements for shipping lithium batteries have come fast and furious in 2016, especially for air shippers. By the end of this week, on April 1, 2016, major changes will take effect for shipping lithium batteries under the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) 57th Edition Dangerous Good Regulations (DGR).

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03/11/2016

IATA Updates Lithium Battery Air Shipper Guidance

IATA has released an updated version of its Lithium Battery Guidance Document, revised on March 9 to reflect the latest changes for lithium-ion and lithium-metal batteries shipped by air. 

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03/03/2016

Air Carriers Already Rejecting Lithium-ion Battery Shipments?

 New restrictions on lithium battery air shipments take effect on April 1, but shippers are reporting that some passenger airlines are already rejecting shipments of stand-alone lithium-ion batteries (UN 3480).

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02/26/2016

IATA Posts Addendum II to the 57th Edition DGR

In essence, the Addendum II comprises changes to the rules for shipping lithium batteries that will go into effect April 1, including a prohibition on lithium-ion batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft approved by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) earlier this week.

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02/23/2016

ICAO Bans Lithium Ion Batteries as Cargo on Passenger Aircraft, Effective April 1

Yesterday, February 22, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced that a prohibition on lithium ion batteries (UN 3480) as cargo on passenger aircraft will take effect April 1, 2016.

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