Saturday, May 18, 2024

Lufthansa Cargo opens dangerous goods digital portal

Lufthansa Cargo has become the first airline to make an application available for digital creation of transport documents required for dangerous goods. The DGD.online service supports shippers and can be used for shipments sent via air, road and sea. The developers, using input from pilot customers, focused on achieving a user-friendly application with validation and […]

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 […]

Cargolux seeing strong demand for its DGR services

The busiest trade lanes for dangerous goods (DGR) in the vast network of Cargolux Airlines is both directions between Western Europe and North America. Manager of global product management, Eric Reisch says North East Asia, the Middle East, Brazil and Western and Central Africa are also buoyant. Cargolux offers customers a specialist service CV hazmat, […]

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 […]