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05/27/2022

Mandatory Compliance With 2020 IMDG Code Starts June 1

Compliance with Amendment 40–20 of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) is mandatory as of June 1, 2022. 

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03/25/2022

After Fire, Coast Guard Holds 48 Containers for Inspection

In response to an isolated fire involving mis-labeled lithium-ion batteries, the US Coast Guard placed a hold on forty-eight cargo containers to search for additional hazardous materials. 

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11/22/2021

DHS, Coast Guard Increase Hazmat Shipping and CFATS Penalties

The US Coast Guard increased civil penalties for hazardous materials vessel shipping violations last month. 

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10/26/2021

West Coast Ports Expand Operations to Ease Container Shipping Woes

Together with business, port, and union leaders, the White House announced a “series of public and private commitments to move more goods faster" through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California

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09/21/2021

Are Ocean Carriers Refusing Hazmat Shipments?

Chemical distributors have expressed concerns about systemic reductions for transporting hazardous materials by vessel and the possibility that carriers are refusing to book chemical shipments.

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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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05/24/2021

Now in Stock: 2020 IMDG Code

The IMDG Code 2020 Edition is now available at Lion.com. Mandatory compliance with the latest IMDG Code edition starts on June 1, 2022. 

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04/01/2021

Nashville Hazmat Shipper Training on Aug 24—27

DOT, IATA, and IMDG hazmat training for ground, air, and vessel shippers comes to Music City in August 2021.

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12/04/2020

Video: 2 Updates for Hazmat Shippers

Quick video alert for hazmat shippers concerning 49 CFR and IMDG Code hazardous materials regulations. 

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