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10/11/2022

Video: 5 Updates for Lithium Battery Air Shipments in the 2023 IATA DGR

In recent years, revisions to the rules for lithium battery air shipments have been a mainstay on the list of significant changes to IATA’s manual. 2023 will be no exception.   

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06/29/2022

Air Carriers Want More Action on Lithium Battery Safety

Citing 30% annual growth of the lithium battery market bringing many new shippers into the supply chain, IATA has concerns about mis-declared and undeclared lithium battery shipment being offered into the cycle of transportation.

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06/06/2022

USPS Revises Publication 52 Hazmat Postal Regulations

The US Postal Service has revised its regulations to require separation of hazardous materials from other mail and add restrictions for pre-owned, damaged, or defective electronic devices containing or packed with lithium batteries.

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05/23/2022

New Lithium Battery Safety Advisory from PHMSA

DOT PHMSA released a Safety Advisory Notice on May 17, 2022 to make stakeholders aware of common compliance errors noted during inspections of facilities that ship lithium cells and batteries. 

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04/29/2022

Updated Lithium Battery Incident Chart from US FAA

US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released an updated chart of recorded “thermal incidents” involving lithium batteries in air transportation.

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04/28/2022

Do Class 9 Hazardous Materials Require Placards?

In the US, it’s common to see placards for flammable liquids, corrosives, compressed gases, and various other classes of hazardous material on public roads. But have you ever seen a Class 9 placard on a truck?  

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03/28/2022

Video: Revised Lithium Battery Air Regs In Effect April 1

As of April 1, 2022, lithium-ion and lithium metal batteries or cells shipped separately will no longer be accepted for air transportation when prepared under Section II of the relevant IATA DGR Packing Instruction.   

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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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01/21/2022

How Much Do You Know About Lithium Batteries?

Take this quick lithium battery quiz to test your knowledge of the latest lithium battery regulations and the history of these batteries in commerce. 

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09/28/2021

Why Some Hazardous Materials Don't Fly

One of the reasons that air travel remains exceedingly safe is the strict requirements for shipping hazardous materials/dangerous goods by aircraft.

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