Shipping Lithium Batteries -- What The Regulators Are Talking About…. in Blog Posts

150-2.pngThe ICAO DANGEROUS GOODS PANEL (DGP) WORKING GROUP OF THE WHOLE ON LITHIUM BATTERIES met in Montréal, 6 to 10 February 2012. Here is a very important part of their discussions: 

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Shipping Laptop Computers - Packaging, Labeling and Documentation Requirements in Blog Posts

150-34.jpgA laptop computer contains a lithium ion battery. It is rechargeable and has a watt-hour reading of less than 100 wh. It is considered dangerous goods, UN3481 “Lithium ion batteries contained in equipment.”

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60 Lives, 30 Kidneys, All Linked - Quick Provides Transportation Logistics for The Largest Kidney Swap in the World in Blog Posts

150-36.jpgNational Kidney Registry (NKR) and Quick International Courier orchestrated the world's largest kidney swap from living donors all across the U.S., coordinating over four months among 17 hospitals in 11 states. Quick has been a crucial link in the kidney exchange, providing transportation logistics. 

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Breast Milk Shipments for Babies in South Africa Arrive in Time for the Holidays in Blog Posts

150-37.jpgOn December 5, 2011, the US-based International Breast Milk Project (IBMP), Prolacta Bioscience and Quick International Courier joined forces once again in a major humanitarian effort to deliver donor breast milk to be utilized by premature, sick and orphaned infants in Cape Town and Durban, South Africa. The shipments, holding 10,000 ounces of donor breast milk arrived safely in both cities in the early afternoon on December 7th. The milk banks there are especially excited because they know that with the holidays coming they are going to be experiencing extreme shortages and this milk will help them considerably!

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6 Helpful Tips to Keep Your Supply Chain Intact During Natural Disasters in Blog Posts

150-38.jpgFrom a business standpoint, you know that some challenges are to be expected while others may appear with little or no warning. Unfortunately, these unexpected challenges are happening all too frequently lately. Whether it’s an earthquake, hurricane, volcanic eruption, or civil unrest, like the riots that recently devastated London, it is hard to plan for every global event.

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Life-Saving Donor Breast Milk On Its Way to Sick and Orphaned Babies in South Africa in Blog Posts

150-39.jpgIn a major humanitarian effort, the US-based International Breast Milk Project (IBMP), Quick International Courier and Prolacta Bioscience® worked together to organize and ship 5,000 ounces of donor breast milk from Monrovia, California to Cape Town, South Africa

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Limited and Excepted Quantities of Dangerous Goods in Blog Posts

150-35.pngCustomers often ask us about shipping small amounts of hazardous materials by air. The fact is that IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations contains provisions for shipping limited quantities of Dangerous goods that can save you both time and money. These regulations can be confusing at times. Here is an explanation of excepted or limited quantities that may make things a bit clearer for you.

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Significant Regulation Changes for Shippers of Dangerous Goods in Blog Posts


83110_30049_0.jpgThere are a multitude of rule changes in the 52nd Edition of the IATA DGR. They will affect shipping of magnetized materials, limited quantities goods, consumer commodities, infectious, radioactive materials and many others.

The new regulations will take effect on January 1, 2011. We have included a summary of the important changes. Read more...