IATA Press Release No 34
What Does It Say? How Might You Be Affected?
In case you missed it, The International Air Transport Association (IATA) echoed its call for governments to harmonize both its lithium battery (LB) regulations as well as their penalties. IATA aims to exact “stiffer penalties” for those shippers who go rouge or willfully violate standards.
With the continued grow of lithium batteries worldwide, the dangers of erroneous shipments, both willfully and unintentionally, continues to grow day by day with an estimated 30% growth annually. With more and more batteries needed daily, more and more shippers enter the market to keep up with demand. This of course brings about both experienced and inexperienced shippers alike.
To help make shipping lithium batteries safer for everyone, IATA’s renewed call for harmonization seeks to accomplish some simple goals:
- Development of safety-related screening standards and processes for lithium batteries
- Development and implementation of a fire-testing standard that addresses lithium battery fire containment; and
- Enhanced safety data collection and sharing of information between governments.
To look at the full press release check it out HERE. You can also check out the Operational & Safety Challenge presentation PDF HERE.
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