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Who’s charged up? It’s Lithium Battery Week at the 2020 DG Symposium!

Who’s charged up? It’s Lithium Battery Week at the 2020 DG Symposium!

Over the years, the most popular day of the Dangerous Goods Symposium has been Lithium Battery Day. Everyone’s favorite Class 9 Miscellaneous material always seems to make the most news, stir up the most controversy and inspire the most teeth-gnashing. This year, with the Symposium taking place virtually at the new DG Exchange, we were

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Supply Chain Moves: Week of September 14th, 2020

  Week of September 14th, 2020 Linking technology news with Dangerous Goods compliance Advancements in technology continue to change the way supply chains operate. But when it comes to  transporting dangerous goods, there’s a greater number of risks and compliance factors that must be considered. To help companies keep a pulse on technology trends impacting

Lithium Battery Week is coming! Dangerous Goods Symposium preview, part 2

Finally, Dangerous Goods professionals get their own Shark Week. September 14–18 is Lithium Battery Week at the Dangerous Goods Symposium. Unlike previous years when most of the lithium battery sessions were crammed into a single day, this year’s virtual format gives you a full week of updates, insights and controversial opinions about everyone’s favorite Class

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Supply Chain Moves: Week of August 31 2020

  Week of August 31th 2020 Linking technology news with Dangerous Goods compliance Supply chain risk and challenges continue to increase, especially in the dangerous goods industry. This makes understanding how recent regulatory changes, supply chain trends and technology innovations impact your business and what steps are needed moving forward. To help companies keep a

Dangerous Goods Symposium preview: Competence, compliance and explosives

This year’s Dangerous Goods Symposium, for obvious reasons, won’t assemble the world’s leading trainers, shippers and regulators together for three days in the same physical space. But it will still bring the world’s hazmat shipping community together. This year, you can experience the Symposium at the new DG Exchange—the Dangerous Goods industry’s first digital community.

Changes you’ll see in the 2020 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)

The Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) is essential for all frontline Dangerous Goods personnel, and the 2020 version is finally almost here! We expect to ship our first deliveries in four to five weeks. As expected, this year’s ERG has a multitude of changes from the 2016 version, as PHMSA has assembled an international group of

Shouldn’t you have more confidence in your hazmat supply chain partners?

Very few organizations maintain their own end-to-end supply chains—we all depend on partners to some extent. That’s why it was disheartening to learn, in the 2019 Dangerous Goods Confidence Outlook, that so many hazmat pros had so little confidence in their supply chain partners: 71% of respondents wished their supply chain partners were as compliant

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Supply Chain Moves: Week of August 17 2020

  Week of August 17th 2020 Linking technology news with Dangerous Goods compliance The dangerous goods supply chain complex, high risk and constantly evolving. That’s driving more companies to leverage innovative technologies throughout their operations. To help companies keep a pulse on technology trends impacting business and the movement of dangerous goods throughout the supply

What are operator variations, and how do they impact your hazmat shipments?

The IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations manual—known throughout the supply chain as the “IATA DGR”—is universally acknowledged as the world’s single authority on the compliant transport of hazardous materials by air. It’s more than 1,000 pages thick. Surely IATA has issued every rule any shipper would need to know, right? Not quite. There’s a whole chapter

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