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Summary of Significant Changes to the 2016 Edition of the IMDG Code

Summary of Significant Changes to the 2016 Edition of the IMDG Code

The international transportation of a dangerous good by vessel – over water – is subject to the dangerous goods code of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). What is the IMO? What is the IMDG Code? The IMDG Code is published…

The General Requirements for Packagings and Packages in the Hazardous Materials Regulations

The General Requirements for Packagings and Packages in the Hazardous Materials Regulations

All shipments of a hazardous material (HazMat) must comply with the regulations of 49 CFR 173.24 known as the General Packing Requirements.  Therefore, if you are the shipper of a HazMat – even one subject to an exception from regulation…

Use of the New Hazard Class 9 Lithium Battery Label

The transportation in commerce of a package containing a lithium battery is subject to both domestic and international transportation regulations.  Depending on the classification of the lithium battery package several types of hazard communication methods (labels and/or package marks) may…

Tobacco Restrictions of the United States Postal Service

If you wish to ship tobacco products using the United States Postal Service (USPS) you must know about its tobacco restrictions. Cigars: Cigars may be mailed domestically. They may also be shipped internationally unless the country you are shipping to…

Shipping Restrictions of the United States Postal Service

Shipping Restrictions of the United States Postal Service

Prohibited domestic items: Can’t be mailed within U.S. Air bags Ammunition Explosives Gasoline Prohibited international items: Can’t be mailed from U.S. to any location outside the U.S. Aerosols Air bags Alcoholic beverages Ammunition Cigarettes Dry ice Explosives Fresh fruits and…

Subpart B of Part 173, Title 49 of the Hazardous Materials Regulations

Subpart B of Part 173, Title 49 of the Hazardous Materials Regulations

The shipper of a hazardous materials has many responsibilities under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) of PHMSA/USDOT.  One of them is to comply with the applicable requirements of 49 CFR 173, subpart B – Preparation of Hazardous Materials for Transportation. …

Identification Number Recommendations for Ethanol from the Renewable Fuels Association

Identification Number Recommendations for Ethanol from the Renewable Fuels Association

A challenge for those involved in the transportation of bulk quantities of ethanol and ethanol products is the display of the correct identification number as a package mark on the bulk packaging.  The challenge is primarily due to the number…