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On January 1st, 2016 a new edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations will come into effect. Some of the most significant changes were discussed in a previous blog entry. This article will pick up where we left off and showcase more of the differences between the 57th edition and previous versions (including some transitional provisions that will come to an end with the arrival of the New Year).

 DGR 57

 

As technology advances, the way business is made changes as well. In the case of dangerous goods documentation, electronic-based alternatives are being introduced for the traditional paper documents used for air shipments, most notably the Air Waybill. Will electronic data techniques completely replace the use of paper? What are the potential benefits for operators and users?

AWB-electronic

 

Paint and printing ink related material shipments are fairly common. Usually, dangerous goods of a similar nature will be present in the same consignment. Under certain circumstances, the dangerous goods regulations allow the use of a single proper shipping name in order to simplify the documentation and marking processes.

Paint

 

The 2016 DGM World Meeting was held on August 28th-30th in Kraków, Poland. Like every year, representatives of DGM offices all around the world met for two days to discuss the challenges they are facing and find new solutions. It was also a chance to meet old colleagues and friends, and for the newcomers who have recently joined the network, an opportunity to introduce themselves to the veterans.

 World Meeting 2015

The 57th edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) will incorporate the new amendments made by the Dangerous Goods Board. These changes will come into effect as of January 1st 2016. Some of the changes have already been discussed and approved at the IATA Dangerous Goods Board's meetings and are therefore expected to appear on the 57th edition of the DGR; this article will guide you through them.

DGR 2016

  

Regulations for all modes of transport (IMO IMDG, ICAO TI, ADR, CFR 49, etc...) include a requirement to train the staff related to the transport of dangerous goods. The statements and tables included in all of them are designed around the job title and are subject-matter driven.

As of late, a new paradigm is appearing: Competency-Based Training (CBT).

Competency-Based Training

 

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