Lithium battery shippers: The 2022 IATA DGR will incorporate two important revisions for shipping lithium-ion and -metal cells and batteries by air.
After three pallets of lithium-ion powered cell phones caught fire at Hong Kong International Airport, responders spent 40 minutes extinguishing the fire. You may have seen the viral video of the incident.
A fire broke out at a what locals believed was a long-ago-abandoned paper mill. It turns out that the facility was now being used to store as much as 200,000 pounds of lithium batteries.
US DOT maintains a list of the most frequently cited hazmat shipping violations in 49 CFR Part 107. We explore the four most common violations associated with shipping lithium batteries, and how to avoid them.
Earlier this year, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned consumers not to purchase or use loose 18650 lithium-ion cells.
Three recent aircraft fires have raised concerns for regulators and workers alike on the safety of lithium batteries. These incidents underscore the prevalence of lithium battery malfunctions as aviation regulators continue debating how to prevent further harm to customers, airline employees, and cargo.
The Spring 2020 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and De-regulatory Actions was released just before the July 4th holiday.
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.
On May 11, US DOT PHMSA finalized a long-delayed rulemaking (HM-215O) to harmonize the 49 CFR regulations with evolving international standards.
“Wait, is that compliant?” That's what I thought when a computer showed up on my doorstep bearing an unorthodox lithium battery marking. The answer, I learned, has important implications for dangerous goods professionals and all business leaders.
Hazmat air shipments are subject to more restrictive regulations than shipments that travel by highway, rail, or vessel—and for good reason. In-flight hazmat incidents can be absolutely disastrous. This guide provides five simple tips for first-time air shippers to consider before offering hazmat/dangerous goods for transport on passenger or cargo aircraft.