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  • Are Consumer Commodities dangerous goods by air transport?

    Every day, thousands of personal care and household products such as nail lacquers, certain medicines and aerosols or perfumes are shipped by air transport. However, do we bear in mind that they can be required to be declared as dangerous goods?


    Consumer Commodities air transport

    According to IATA DGR 55th Edition, Appendix A, a consumer commodity is defined as “a material which is packed and distributed in a form intended or suitable for retail sales for the purposes of personal care or household use (see special provision A112 for classes and divisions permitted under this definition)”.

    To get a better insight about how to ship consumer commodities, read and learn from the following article -written by DGM New York- about how to meet compliance requirements in accordance with air transport regulations

    The article provides the guidelines needed to prepare consumer  commodities shipments   to be in compliance with international air transport requirements such as:

    • Identification of consumer commodities
    • Their classification under ID 8000
    • Packaging requirements
    • Marking and labelling requirements
    • Information required to be provided in the Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD)

    For further details or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. DGMwill ensure your shipments are fully compliant with regulations.

  • Changes on the IATA DGR 58th Edition (2017)

    Every January a new edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations arrives. As usual, we will take a look at the most relevant changes and additions made to the basic regulation for the transportation of dangerous goods by air, which come into effect on January 1st, 2017.

    IATA 58th


  • DGM - IATA Strategic Partner


    iata sp

    The Strategic Partnerships Program is a platform for aviation solution providers to build as well as strengthen relationships with key industry stakeholders. Through their participation in various IATA work groups, Strategic Partners gain a unique insight into airlines’ priorities and have the opportunity to be recognized for working together with IATA in serving the air transport industry.


     Currently, over 300 IATA Strategic Partners provide their expertise by supporting the activities and initiatives of IATA. DGM, as a member of the IATA Strategic Partner Program, is committed to reinforce air cargo security and safety in a supply chain approach. 

     Find out who we are and how can we assist you at: http://goo.gl/EdF8pL




  • DGM receives a 20 Year Strategic Partnership Award

    DGM has receiveda 20 year Strategic Partnerawardfrom the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for the period 1994-2014.

    TheStrategic Partnerships Program is a platform for aviation solution providers to build as well as strengthen relationships with key industry stakeholders. Through their participation in various IATA work groups, Strategic Partners gain a unique insight into airlines’ priorities and have the opportunity to be recognized for working together with IATA in serving the air transport industry.

    Starting in 1990 with nine founding members, the Strategic Partnerships Program (SP) DGM Support Strategic Partner 20yearshas grown into a community of more than 350 partners worldwide, sharing ideas and supporting the initiatives and initiatives of IATA.

    Through its contributions over the years,DGM has been recognised as an influential member in the cargo standards area of involvement,  participating in IATA’s Dangerous Goods Board and supplying a wide range of dangerous goods services and products such as:operations,consultancy orsoftware.

    Besides DGM being IATA Strategic Partner, DGM companies are IATA Accredited Training Schools or Accredited Training Centers. Furthermore, all DGM companies are IATA Sales Agents.

    DGM is pleased to continue supporting the development, implementation and promotion of standards in the aviation industry.


  • DGM, distinguished as a Worldwide Top Performing IATA Accredited Training School

    DGM has been distinguished, for the fourth year in a row, as a Worldwide Top Performing Accredited Training School (ATS) by IATA. This award is given to the ATS across the world that train a higher number of students and present a higher student success rate, thus acknowledging the excellence and quality of their training. During the latest ATS Conference, held in March in Shanghai, China, the top 10 worldwide performing ATS received their certificates.

    IATA ATS Certificate DGM 2015

    This award is a recognition of the success of all the DGM network. Congratulations to everyone in the DGM family who has made this success possible with their hard work!

  • Expected changes to the IATA DGR 57th Edition (2016)

    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


  • Further changes on the 57th Edition of the IATA DGR

    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


  • IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations 56th Edition Advance Changes


    Users of IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations have received a nice surprise in this 55th edition. As it is explained in page xxiv, IATA has decided to include a new Appendix H that provides the detail of the changes that will come into effect as of 1 January 2015 based on the adoption of the changes arising from the 18threvised edition of the UN Model Regulations as well as the changes that have been agreed to date by the ICAO Dangerous GoodsPanel for inclusion into the 2015 – 2016 Technical Instructions.


    iata dgr 55th edition


    These changes include (verbatim from the IATA DGR):


    • Addition of new provisions for adsorbed gases, including new UN entries and packing instruction;
    • Addition of new proper shipping namesSafety deviceselectrically initiated andSafety devices, pyrotechnic which replace the proper shipping names for air bag inflators, air bag modules and seat-belt pretensioners;
    • Addition of new provisions for Uranium hexafluoride in excepted packages including assignment into Class 8 and packing instruction;
    • Anumber of new and modified special provisions;
    • Clarification on the minimum dimensions and format of dangerous goods marks and labels;
    • A number of modifications to Section 10 to align to the new provisions in the IAEARegulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material, 2012 edition (SSR-6).


    It is clear that the availability of this information will facilitate the adaptation to the new rules for all air transport industry participants. It seems that we will all have time enough to adapt our procedures to comply with IATA DGR 2015. No excuses!


  • Implementation of the electronic Air Waybill

    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?



  • Main changes to IATA DGR 56th Edition (2015)

    On January 1st 2015, a new edition of IATA's Dangerous Goods Regulations came into effect. Additionally, on January 8th its first addendum was posted. This article will highlight the most significant changes that have been included in the DGR.

    IATA DGR 56


  • New segregation provisions for lithium batteries

    The upcoming new edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) has introduced segregation provisions for certain packages containing lithium batteries. This has been a result of our better understanding of the risks posed by one of the most common dangerous goods that are shipped worldwide. While some of these provisions will come into effect immediately together with the rest of the new provisions on January 1st, 2018, for others a transitional period has been devised.

    New segregation provisions for lithium batteries


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