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The Hazmatters Podcast is back—with a snapshot of the air cargo supply chain

When mainstream news and ordinary people are talking about the global supply chain, you know the situation is serious. Most years, everyone just expects whatever they need to be available everywhere. Kiwis for your Saturday morning fruit plate? Aluminum parts for your new shower install? Microchips for your SUV assembly line? They’d be there right

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Supply Chain Moves: Week of November 15th, 2021

  Week of November 15th, 2021 Linking supply chain news with dangerous goods compliance The past year and a half has highlighted the critical role the supply chain plays in our daily lives. It has also showcased the need for further investment – both as an industry, entire countries and within individual organizations. Let’s examine

Top 7 ways to handle the stress of hazmat supply chain disruptions

This is not the easiest time to be a supply chain pro. A perfect storm of complications—an ongoing pandemic, the explosion of eCommerce, maritime misadventures, raw material shortages, labor shortages, and actual storms—are causing global disruptions like we haven’t seen in decades. Just in time for peak holiday shipping season. If you work in the

New webinar: Can technology help you survive today’s supply chain?

In times like these, your shipping operation really can’t afford any stubborn inefficiencies. The capacity of the global supply chain is strained to its limits. Unpredictable disruptions happen every day. It’s never been harder to find qualified workers. And peak holiday shipping season is here, which makes all of the above even scarier. If your

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Supply Chain Moves: Week of November 1st, 2021

  Week of November 1st, 2021 Linking supply chain news with dangerous goods compliance Finding ways to get goods to customers continues to be a major focus for business. But the challenges go beyond just capacity constraints and port congestion; it’s knowing also knowing how to ship those goods safely and compliantly.  Let’s examine some

What will lithium battery shippers do without Section II Packing Instructions?

On January 1, 2022, the new, 63rd Edition IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations will take effect. One of the most significant changes from previous regulations is that Packing Instructions PI 965 and PI 968 have been revised to remove Section II. Readers of this blog will now likely have one of the following reactions: What the

Common hazmat shipping errors to avoid this holiday season

Two things most shippers are (or should be) keenly aware of right now: The global supply chain is enduring disruptions like we haven’t seen in decades. The holidays are coming. Yes, we’re heading into peak shipping season—which strains supply chains even in the best of years—at a time when inventories are already thin, shortages strike

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Supply Chain Moves: Week of October 18th, 2021

  Week of October 18th, 2021 Linking supply chain news with dangerous goods compliance The supply chain crisis continues to be a major problem for businesses and consumers around the world…and that doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon.   Let’s examine some recent industry news. SUPPLY CHAIN NEWS Supply Chain Chaos is Already Hitting

Which sites have the best hazmat information for eCommerce shippers?

During the recent Dangerous Goods Symposium, U.S. Postal Inspection Service Hazardous Materials Program Specialist Vinny Desiderio described the ongoing challenges USPS has with eCommerce shippers who don’t know (or act as if they don’t know) they’re shipping hazmat. Some of them—purveyors of ammunition, smoke grenades and chemicals such as calcium carbide—almost certainly know better. The

DG Digest: PHMSA releases Lithium Battery Handling Guide in attempt to simplify disparate regulations across the U.S.

Did your workplace mark Fire Prevention Week? The annual reminder to take fire danger seriously is based on the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire, which occurred 150 years this year from October 8th through the 10th in 1871 and destroyed a 3.3 square mile area—at that time, a span encompassing most of the city. The tragedy

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