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Do Dangerous Goods Regulations Apply To Human Organs for Transplant Shipments? in Blog Posts

150-6.jpgA question that sometimes arises when new Dangerous Goods regulations are introduced by IATA or any other regulatory body is how the shipments of human organs for transplant may be affected. Those of you who work with Organ Procurement Centers may feel relieved knowing that the Dangerous Goods regulations do not apply to them.

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Shipping Lithium Batteries: 2013 IATA Packing Instructions Step-by-Step in Blog Posts

150-11.jpgIATA significantly revised the Dangerous Goods Regulations 54th Edition Packing Instructions PI 965-PI 970, effective January 1, 2013. As a result, shipping lithium ion and/or lithium metal or alloy batteries can be confusing and complex. Here is a step-by-step approach to complying with the revised Packing Instructions. 

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Significant Changes to the IATA DGR 54th Edition (2013) in Blog Posts

150-12.jpgNew Dangerous Goods regulation updates in the IATA DGR 54th Edition will take effect on January 1, 2013. Below is a summary of the important changes for your reference. As always, the IATA DGR should be consulted for details:

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Compare the Requirements for Shipping Limited and Excepted Quantities of Dangerous Goods in Blog Posts

IATAStrategicPartner.pngShipping Dangerous Goods in small quantities can offer shippers a legal and economic break from the usually time consuming and costly packaging and labeling of Hazmat shipments. That's because IATA allows for exceptions to the regulations when the quantity of dangerous goods is determined as Limited or Excepted.

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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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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...