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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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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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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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09/17/2021

Lithium Battery Shippers May Need DG Training Upgrade for 2022

A change in the 2022 IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations will require some lithium battery shippers to provide additional dangerous goods training for employees.

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08/27/2021

Lithium Battery Updates in the 2022 IATA DGR

Lithium battery shippers: The 2022 IATA DGR will incorporate two important revisions for shipping lithium-ion and -metal cells and batteries by air. 

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07/29/2020

Three Lithium Battery Fires Raise Concerns About Flight Safety

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.

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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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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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