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06/10/2020

NTSB Calls for Stricter Lithium Battery Air Shipping Regs

NTSB's lithium battery safety recommendations result from an investigation of a 2016 incident in which individually packaged lithium-ion batteries of cargo ignited on a delivery truck after the batteries flew on two cargo planes.

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05/27/2020

Aviation Company Faces $5.9M Penalty for Failure to Train Hazmat Employees

An Atlanta-based transportation company has been cited for allegedly operating illegal cargo flights and failing to provide hazmat training for employees as required by 49 CFR 172.704 and the IATA DGR.

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05/08/2020

Small Quantities, Big Differences

The reliefs and requirements for shipping hazardous materials/DG in limited quantities vary greatly from one mode of transportation to another. Here we break down what's required if you ship limited quantities by ground (49 CFR), air (IATA DGR), or vessel (IMDG Code). 

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04/27/2020

Next Week: Live DOT and RCRA Training Starts May 6

Lion Technology's 2020 webinar schedule of hazardous materials/dangerous goods and RCRA hazardous waste training is in full swing! Join us to from wherever you are to simplify your compliance responsibilities.  

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04/20/2020

IATA and FAA Release Guidance to Carry Cargo on Passenger Aircraft During COVID-19 Emergency

US FAA and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have both released guidance pertaining to the use of passenger aircraft to safely transport cargo and/or mail during the COVID-19 global health crisis.

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04/06/2020

IATA Clarifies Shipping Infectious Substances & COVID-19 Related Hazmat

Last month, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released information to help hazmat shippers transport infectious substances and hand sanitizer safely and in compliance via air. This new guidance aims to assist supply-chain professionals, aircraft workers, and frequent flyers alike in supporting the fight against COVID-19.

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02/18/2020

Marine Pollutants: Ground vs. Air/Vessel Shipments

At Lion, we get a lot of questions about shipping marine pollutants. Specifically, when are they regulated and are there any reliefs for them? It can get a little confusing, because the answer will differ depending on the mode of transport. Something that is not a marine pollutant for a ground shipment could very well be a marine pollutant when shipped by vessel.

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02/03/2020

FAA Issues $120K Fine Against Multinational Hazmat Shipping Provider

A household name for shipping services was issued a $120,000 civil penalty by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for allegedly violating hazardous materials regulations. FAA alleges that the shipping company knowingly offered a shipment containing improperly packaged lithium batteries for transportation by air on Nov. 15, 2018.  

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01/28/2020

2020 IATA Lithium Battery Guidance Now Available

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently released its 2020 Lithium Battery Guidance Document for shippers who offer lithium-ion or lithium-metal batteries for air transport.  

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12/17/2019

Industry Leads Charge Against Rogue Lithium Battery Shippers

Together with the Global Shippers Forum (GSF) and other industry groups, IATA has renewed its call for governments to “crack down on manufacturers of counterfeit batteries and of mis-labeled and non-compliant shipments.”

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