Repacking Dangerous Goods
Authorization column in the shipper’s declaration
Shipping by Air Declaration form authorization column

Almost always the authorization column in the shipper’s declaration is left blank, but when you need to add something in there, you must add it in there. Section 8.6.1.9.4 of the IATA Regulations provides when and what to add when required. Now sometimes we forget to read the “notes” in the Regulations.

Here’s my story

A customer called in first thing Monday morning to get help on shipping an engine. It was an urgent shipment, and he had to get it out ASAP. I said, “No problem. We can help.” It’s what we do. It was going via air, and since it was a domestic shipment he can drop the shipment off to the airline directly for it to leave later that day.

Packaging for an engine

Engines vary in size, clearly. I asked our customer if his engine was packaged, and he said no, but it was strapped on a wooden pallet with 2×4 lumber on corners of the pallet for support. So, I asked him to email me a picture to understand what he meant by that. The picture showed the engine was visible, and the corners with the lumber in upright position did not affect the identification of the engine. I told our customer that all he needed was the shipper’s declaration. We created the declaration, he picked up the colored copies from our office and dropped Continue Reading…

Addendum for IATA DGR 54th Edition

An addendum has been released for the 54th Edition IATA DGR. Effective January 1, 2013.

You can view the addendum by clicking here.

  • Revisions to Table 2.3.A;
  • Revisions to some of the EQ codes for substances that are forbidden on passenger aircraft;
  • Clarification on the requirements for SP A190;
  • Reinstatement of some text that was inadvertently omitted from 7.1.5.1(f);
  • Updates/additions to State and operator variations;
  • Updates to changes of the address details for some authorities in Appendix D.1.

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