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12/16/2016

New IATA Lithium Battery Guidance for 2017

On December 15, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released a new 2017 Lithium Battery Guidance Document to help lithium shippers prepare compliant packages.

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12/11/2016

VIDEO: New FedEx and UPS Lithium Battery Air Rules

The rules for shipping lithium batteries continue to change. Now air carriers FedEx and UPS are getting in on the action.

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12/06/2016

Live Training to Ship Lithium Batteries in 2017

As of January 1, 2017, UPS and FedEx will no longer accept stand-alone lithium ion or lithium metal batteries (UN 3480 and 3090) prepared in accordance with Section II of the applicable IATA Packing Instruction for air transport.

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11/29/2016

December Hazmat Training in Chicago, St. Louis, & more!

With 2017 only weeks away, shippers face changing 49 CFR hazmat regulations—including major updates finalized by PHMSA this year. Hazmat shipping mistakes are now more costly than ever: PHMSA raised its penalties for hazmat shipping violations this year from $75,000 per day, per violation to $77,114 per day, per violation.

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11/15/2016

How Shipping Marine Pollutants Changed in 2016

If you deal with materials that are solely hazardous for being a marine pollutant, as of January 1, 2016, the international air and vessel regulations have essentially made smaller packages non-regulated.

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10/18/2016

2017 IATA DGR Presale Extended to 11/4!

Now, save $10 and get free shipping anywhere in the US when you order the 2017 IATA DGR or 2016 IMDG Code at Lion.com before November 4, 2016.

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10/17/2016

IATA Clarifies DGR Training Rules for Lithium Battery Shippers

The 2017 edition of the International Air Transport Association’s Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR) includes major changes for lithium battery shippers. Among them is a clarification of what constitutes "adequate instruction" for employees involved in shipping Section II lithium batteries. 

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09/09/2016

Defective Lithium Batteries Lead to Worldwide Smartphone Recall for Samsung

Early this month, Samsung issued a worldwide recall for all of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold to date. Dozens of customers have now reported incidents of the new smartphone bursting into flames, leading to concerns about the lithium batteries used in the devices.

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08/22/2016

IATA Calls for Crackdown on Problem Lithium Battery Shippers

On August 15, 2016, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced it had issued a letter to trade, industry, and transportation authorities around the world to call for stricter enforcement of lithium battery shipping regulations. 

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08/08/2016

What's New in the 2017 IATA DGR?

Starting January 1, 2017, hazardous materials/dangerous goods air shipper s must comply with the forthcoming 58th edition of the International Air Transport Association Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR).

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