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Dangerous Goods Classes

5th May 2014

Dangerous goods are items or materials (solids, liquids or even gases), that pose hazards and that if mismanaged or uncontrolled, will be harmful to health and safety of humans, environment, animals and properties. It is critical that these dangerous goods are handled, packaged, labelled, stored and transported safely and in compliance with the different regulatory regimes operating at local, national and international levels.

Upcoming Changes and New Revisions to the IMDG Code for 2015

22nd April 2014

By the end of 2014, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will publish the next revised International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG). The said revision is also known as Amendment 37-14 is going to be an optional when complying starting on January 1, 2015. However, on January 1, 2016, it will be mandatory. 

First Ever ICAO International Multidisciplinary Lithium Battery Transport Coordination Meeting

25th March 2014

Last February 4 to 6, 2014, the first ever meeting for the ICAO International Multidisciplinary Lithium Battery Transport Coordination was hosted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) William J. Hughes Technical Center. Various ICAO representatives and other officials from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), United States Department of Transportation (FAA flight standards, hazardous materials, technical center, and airworthiness), and the International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations (ICCAIA), as well as associates from the Rechargeable Battery Association (PRBA), experts of the Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP), and battery manufacturers (National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) were in attendance. The conference was conducted and hosted by the FAA Terminal Center director, Dennis Filler.

Havelock: To Register with Transport Canada’s Dangerous Goods Registry

11th March 2014

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has advised the municipality of Havelock, in the province of Quebec, and other municipalities to register with its transport agency so they can receive the annual reports on dangerous goods transportation by rail. This followed an announcement made by Transport Canada recently about a new regulation requiring railroads to share information on hazardous materials transportation with local municipalities. 

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