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‘Rogue shippers’ risk to lithium air cargo safety

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 11:42 -- John Shepherd
‘Rogue shippers’ risk to lithium air cargo safety

Lithium batteries pose risks for air cargo safety because of “rogue shippers” and a failure to enforce regulations, the head of the trade body for the world’s airlines has warned.

Alexandre de Juniac (right), director-general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), said the batteries “can be shipped safely if properly labelled and packaged”.

But de Juniac said: “With respect to the safety of air cargo, transport of lithium batteries is the most topical issue.”

 
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Lithium batteries on cusp of being banned from passenger planes

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 12:41 -- Paul Crompton
Lithium batteries on cusp of being banned from passenger planes

A decision on whether to ban all shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries from cargo holds of passenger airliners will be made by a panel of international safety experts this month.

If the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) air navigation commission’s recommendation is implemented it will come as a major blow to the operations of the lithium-ion industry.

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ICAO to develop safe Li-ion battery shipment packaging

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:05 -- Paul Crompton
ICAO to develop safe Li-ion battery shipment packaging

The International Civil Aviation Organization’s dangerous Goods Panel is to develop a safer packaging standard for lithium-ion batteries.

The panel has agreed to assemble a team of specialists to come up with a new, safer packaging standard before the next meeting in October.

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International air safety officials consider limiting number of lithium batteries on planes

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:43 -- Editor
International air safety officials consider limiting number of lithium batteries on planes

The United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has discussed potential limits on the number of rechargeable, lithium-ion batteries carried by a single passenger aircraft, according to newspaper reports.

The discussions, which took place during an ICAO conference in Cologne on 9 September, involve bulk shipments of batteries, rather than batteries carried by individual travelers, reported the Wall Street Journal.

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