Saturday, June 22, 2024

IATA improves dangerous goods safety with AutoCheck digital solution

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched the Dangerous Goods AutoCheck digital solution to improve safety and efficiency in the transport of dangerous goods. The digital solution allows the air cargo supply chain to check the compliance of the Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods (DGD) against all relevant rules and regulations in the IATA […]

Steps taken to audit shipping and develop packaging standards

Lithium battery

The call for a lithium battery certfication scheme is one that much of the industry would echo. International Air Transport Association (IATA) assistant director for cargo safety & standards, Dave Brennan highlights work of the Medical Devices Battery Transport Council, which is working with the UPS Pilots Association to create a ‘Safe 2 Fly’ system […]

Industry concerns remain high on lithium batteries

Lithium battery

Lithium batteries and their safety continue to dominate the dangerous goods (DGR) agenda in the airfreight industry. Cargoes of lithium batteries were implicated in fires which destroyed a UPS aircraft in Philadelphia in 2006, caused UPS Flight 6 to fatally crash in Dubai in 2010 and the loss of Asiana Airlines Flight 991 near South […]

States urged to take action on rogue lithium battery manufacturers

Lithium battery

Lithium batteries are the hottest dangerous (DGR) goods topic in air cargo due to the threat they pose to safety. Just over six months ago, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) prohibited the carriage as cargo of lithium ion batteries (UN 3480 only) on passenger aircraft. Other changes, include the requirement UN 3480 be shipped […]