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Airlines/ICAO React to e-cigarette Storage on Passenger Flights

Airlines/ICAO React to e-cigarette Storage on Passenger Flights

As of June 15, 2015, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has banned passengers and crew from storing electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and other battery-powered electronic smoking devices in checked bags on passenger airlines.  This final ruling follows an advisory warning to the airline industry issued by ICAO in December 2014 regarding safety concerns related to

When You Violate DG Shipping Regulations, Fines Can Stack Up

Having mislabeled or incorrectly marked cargo could mean delayed shipments and fines from violations. And with ever-changing rules and regulations, things can get complicated. We can help. We have complied a list of seven types of common violations and how you can avoid them: www.labelmaster.com/common-violations

Shipping Lithium Batteries

UPS Imposes New Lithium Metal Battery Restrictions

In an action which is assuredly no April Fool’s jest, United Parcel Service (UPS) today announced new restrictions on and requirements for the transport of Lithium Metal Batteries.  Effective July 1st, 2015, shipments of UN3090 Lithium Metal Batteries via UPS Airlines must receive pre-approval from UPS prior to shipment.  The announcement indicates that this will

What makes lithium batteries special?

Infographic | What Makes Lithium Batteries Special?

What is it about lithium batteries that makes them so effective at powering the world around us? What is it about them that classifies them as Dangerous Goods? This infographic takes a quick look at the remarkable technology behind these high-energy power sources and offers tips for ensuring safe and compliant shipping.     To

DG Spotlight | It’s Time to Review Your Training on Lithium Battery Regs

As the rules around shipping lithium batteries continue to evolve in our industry, so must the training we provide the employees who ship these Dangerous Goods. On August 6, PHMSA published the HM-224F Transport of Lithium Batteries Final Rule. More than five years in the making, this rule contains a number of significant changes to

The Sky is NOT The Limit When Shipping DG

It’s been a busy summer for our A.I.R. ShipperTM authoring team. Rolling in the large number of changes developed by ICAO, the UN and the IAEA was a challenge made more difficult with very late changes for lithium metal batteries. In case you hadn’t heard, these will be banned aboard passenger aircraft per the ICAO Technical

Shipping Lithium Batteries

Infographic | Shipping Lithium Batteries

When shipping lithium batteries, which are classified as Dangerous Goods, maintaining compliance can be tricky. This infographic provides an overview of the regulations governing the movement of these increasingly common energy cells.   To learn more about these and other important DG topics Contact Labelmaster

Lithium Batteries: Notable Changes Result from PHMSA’s Final Rule — HM-224F

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s new final ruling on the safe transport of lithium batteries was published today in the Federal Register. The adopted amendments in the final rule pertain to 49 CFR, Parts 171, 172, 173, and 175. Read the full text here.

PHMSA Announces Final Rule Pertaining to Lithium Battery Transport

Today via the U.S. DOT PHMSA website, the agency announced the forthcoming issuance of a Final Rule regarding new regulatory requirements pertaining to the safe transport of lithium batteries. Specifically, the new ruling revises hazard communication and packaging provisions for lithium batteries and harmonizes the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) with applicable provisions of the United

ICAO Rules to Ban Lithium Battery Cargo on Passenger Aircraft

June 24th, 2014 By Bob Richards and Paul Burgess The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced yesterday that “subject to Council approval,” the rules under which various types of Lithium Batteries may be shipped by air are changing with the issuance of the upcoming 2015-2016 Technical Instructions. The ICAO Technical Instructions serve as the internationally

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