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13 things you may not know about lithium, batteries, and lithium batteries

13 things you may not know about lithium, batteries, and lithium batteries

With lithium batteries once again the hot subject at recent meetings of the IATA Dangerous Goods Board and the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel, you might be tempted to ask, What can they possibly say about lithium batteries that we don’t already know? Well, here are a few things … Lithium is the third smallest element

DG Digest: Lithium Batteries in the News and PHMSA adds 60 Days to Comment Period on Bulk Flammable Liquid Carriage

Today is the first day of Spring!  I hope the day finds you someplace that is getting warmer and brighter as the year progresses.  Progress on the regulatory front remains slow, as the “freeze” continues to make its presence felt through a still-glacial pace of new regulatory releases.  On the HM-215N front, the song remains

New Year, New Revisions to DG Regulations for IATA and IMO

As often occurs at the turn of the year, both the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have released updates to their respective Dangerous Goods Regulations.  In the case of the IATA regulations, much of it has to do with revisions to rules surrounding lithium batteries.  Please see our relevant

DG Spotlight | PHMSA Harmonizing HMR with UN Model Regulations, IMDG and ICAO

As part of its ongoing effort to harmonize Hazardous Materials Regulations; 49 CFR Parts 171–180 (HMR) with international standards, PHMSA published the HM-215M Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on August 25, 2014. The comment period for these proposed changes lasts until October 24, 2014, and you can read our expanded coverage of the NPRM announcement

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Infographic | Navigating International DG Shipping

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New Minimum Size Requirements for Hazmat Package Markings Expected to Take Effect in 2013

Hazmat shippers will want to take note of new UN recommendations regarding minimum dimension requirements for package markings that could have an effect as soon as next year. The 17th edition of the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods – Model Regulations requires that the UN number marked on packagings must meet minimum

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