Featured DGI corporate and transport industry news and articles.

Instead of banning lithium batteries …

Monday April 4, 2016

About midnight on Feb. 7, 2006, the crew of UPS flight 1307 was alerted to a smoke indication in the cockpit as their DC-8 freighter was on its final approach to Philadelphia International Airport. The pilots immediately evacuated the airplane after landing, escaping with minor injuries as fire destroyed the plane and its cargo on the ground.

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An Alaska Airlines Passenger's Phone …

Wednesday March 30, 2016

An Alaska Airlines passenger's phone burst into flames on a flight en route to Hawaii, and the airline and the FAA say they are investigating.

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E-Cigarette Ignites in Passenger's …

Wednesday March 30, 2016

An electronic cigarette in a Delta Airlines passenger's carry-on bag ignited Wednesday night while the aircraft was still on the tarmac, causing the flight to be delayed, the airline said.

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Rogue Shippers To Be Rooted Out

Wednesday March 30, 2016

Rogue shippers which continue to send misdeclared, counterfeit or wrongly packaged lithium batteries by air will be rooted out and reported to national authorities, IATA and its member airlines have pledged.

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Banning cargo shipments of …

Wednesday February 24, 2016

New York, Feb. 23 (BNA): A UN aviation agency has voted to ban cargo shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries on passenger planes because they can create intense fires capable of destroying the aircraft, according to AP.

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Emirates Airlines - New operator …

Tuesday October 20, 2015

Shipments of ‘Mercury’ classifying for UN2809 of the current IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations is banned for carriage on all Emirates services.

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£20,000 Fines for Dangerous Goods Leak

Sunday May 24, 2015

Two companies have been issued £20,000 fines by the UK’s Medway Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to offences relating to a dangerous goods leakage incident.

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IATA Releases Dangerous Goods …

Thursday May 7, 2015

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released a second addendum to the 56th Edition of the Dangerous Goods Regulations.

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DGI Bahrain Gains Cargo Agent …

Tuesday April 21, 2015

Dangerous Goods International is pleased to announce the official accreditation of their Bahrain branch as an International Air Transport Association (IATA) Cargo Agent.

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Thailand Responds to Dangerous Goods …

Wednesday April 8, 2015

Thailand’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has moved to bolster the country’s aviation safety credentials, signalling plans to establish a new unit to oversee the transportation of dangerous goods.

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Dangerous Goods Truck Drives On …

Monday March 23, 2015

A truck loaded with dangerous goods surprised the locals of Paremata, New Zealand, when it continued to drive on the Mana Esplanade whilst in the process of being consumed by flames.

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IATA Outlines Priorities for Air …

Wednesday March 18, 2015

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has presented the three key priorities for the air cargo industry in an address to the World Cargo Symposium (WCS).

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Dangerous Goods International …

Tuesday March 3, 2015

Sydney, Australia – 04/03/2015: Dangerous Goods International (DGI) today announced the official openings of three new offices throughout Australia and the United Kingdom.

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Canada Moves To Tighten Dangerous …

Wednesday February 25, 2015

Legislation to tighten the regulatory environment for the transportation of dangerous goods by rail has been introduced to Canada’s House of Commons.

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Logistics Company Fined for …

Tuesday February 17, 2015

Logistics firm Mainfreight has been hit with an AU$88,500 fine by the New South Wales Land and Environment Court for dangerous goods compliances breaches.

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