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Summary of Significant Changes and Amendments to the 59th Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) publishes a new edition of its Dangerous Goods Regulations for each calendar year.  In effect for the remainder of calendar year 2017 is the 58th edition.  Beginning January 1, 2018 all transport of dangerous…

Q&A: Do I Describe the Inner Receptacle of a Combination Packaging on the Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods?

Q&A: Do I Describe the Inner Receptacle of a Combination Packaging on the Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods?

A question from an attendee of my Onsite Training (12.01.16): Hello Daniel,The question is: On the DGD is it proper to put the outer packaging in the Quantity and type of packaging column.  (This is how we have been filling…

Q&A: Can a limited quantity of a hazardous material be transported by air in a non-specification packaging?

A follow-up question from one of my recent Onsite Training customers (11.18.16): Hello Daniel, Can you please confirm that a Limited Quantity Air Shipment can go in a non-specification package? Thank you, My reply that same day: Correct. The IATA…

Video From IATA: What are the Dangerous Goods Regulations?

Here is a short video produced by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) that succinctly describes IATA and its Dangerous Goods Regulations for the transport of dangerous goods by air. I couldn’t say it any better myself! Contact me with…

Articles or Substances that do not Require a Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods

The Dangerous Goods Regulations of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) are recognized by most of the world’s airlines as the standard for the transportation of dangerous goods by air.  In practice, anyone offering a dangerous good for transport by…

Training Requirements for Persons Involved in the Transportation of Lithium Batteries

In case you haven’t heard, the transportation in commerce of lithium batteries of all types – and of almost all sizes – is subject to the regulations of several regulatory agencies depending on how it is to be transported. Transportation…

Significant Changes to the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations for 2016

Each year the Dangerous Goods Regulations of the International Air Transport Association are published anew.  That means that when the ball drops on 12.31.15 any copies of the 56th Edition of the Dangerous Goods Regulations are worthless and must be replaced by…

Required Information on the Shipper’s Declaration of Dangerous Goods

Section 8 of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations require the shipper of a dangerous good to provide the information specified by the regulations for each and every consignment of dangerous goods unless an exception is provided at…

Changes to the 56th Edition of the IATA DGR Related to Lithium Batteries

The 56th Edition of the Dangerous Goods Regulations of the International Air Transport Association (2015) contains many significant changes.  None of them followed with more widespread interest than those related to the transportation by air of lithium batteries.  Below is…

An Overview of New Regulations in the 56th Edition (2015) of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations

The transportation of hazardous materials (aka: Dangerous Goods) by air will likely have to comply with the Dangerous Goods Regulations of the International Air Transport Association.  I say “likely” because compliance with the DGR of IATA is a requirement of…