Supply Chain Moves: Week of September 19th, 2022


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Week of September 19th, 2022

Linking supply chain news with dangerous goods compliance

Capacity constraints, potential labor strikes, port congestion and other supply chain disruptions have companies looking at alternative ways to ship their goods. But shifting transportation modes can be especially challenging for companies shipping hazmat.

Let’s examine some recent industry news.



  • Different transport mode means different rules. Shipping rules and requirements differ by transportation mode. Organizations shipping DG must understand changing how goods are shipped will impact the necessary permits, documentation, packaging or labels, and even the carriers they select. It may even require additional training for employees.  
  • Shifting modes is especially difficult with air. While the requirements and restrictions that work for ground transport generally apply to sea as well, the complexity ramps up considerably when shipping by air. When shipping DG, you cannot simply transfer ground or sea cargo to planes because air transport is far more restrictive in terms of allowable quantities, packaging requirements, documentation and labels. Some items cannot be shipped via air at all. 
  • Don’t ignore the impact of compliance. Organizations need to adjust their shipping and compliance processes when moving from ground to ocean or air. Those that don’t could face an array of repercussions – from the relatively minor inconvenience of a shipment delay to the more major consequences of losing shipments to damage or shutting down operations entirely. 

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