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10 Reasons to add barcodes to your Dangerous Goods labels

10 Reasons to add barcodes to your Dangerous Goods labels

Dangerous Goods (DG) identification and shipping is complex. One way to simplify things is by adding barcodes to your labels. When you make every DG container and package barcode-scanable, you’ll improve processes, reduce human error, cut down on frustrated shipments and carrier rejections, and keep labeling in compliance. Many Labelmaster customers specify labels with barcodes,

Recap of the ECOSOC Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods

A New Biennium With the retirement of Mr. Hart of the UK, a new UN Sub-committee of experts on the transport of dangerous goods biennium began on 22nd June under the chairmanship of  Mr. Pfund from the US.  Mr. Pfund follows in the footsteps of such luminaries from the US DOT as Mr. Al Roberts

Boeing Offers Lithium Battery Air Transport Guidance

Seldom does a guidance document from a private business causes much stir in the aviation transport community when it comes to Dangerous Goods; however, that is not the case after the Boeing Company released new guidance on July 17th regarding the bulk carriage of Lithium Ion Batteries (UN3480) on its passenger aircraft.  Along with European maker Airbus,

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

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