Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Air Freight Forwarders and Shippers Should Stay Abreast of Cargo Regulations

New Key 2019 Updates Now Available
Shipping News Feature
WORLDWIDE – Air freight executives should be aware that the latest tranche of dangerous goods regulations (DGR) and cargo standards manuals from the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) are out for 2019 and they contain some key updates which shippers and forwarders should certainly be aware of. Contents of the new editions include:
  • Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) - 60th edition: updates encompass new requirements for lithium batteries, as well as significant changes to the provisions for the classification of corrosive substances. View the full summary here
  • Live Animals Regulations (LAR) - 45th edition: new recurrent training requirements coming into force on 1 January 2019. Greater emphasis on the handling and transport of venomous and/or poisonous animals. Important updates on the overall container requirements
  • Perishable Cargo Regulations (PCR) - 18th edition: reinstates the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) system as a systematic approach to the identification, evaluation, and control of food safety hazards
  • Temperature Control Regulations (TCR) - 7th edition: changes related to the temperature mapping of storage areas, as well as new considerations on temperature mapping of aircraft cargo holds
  • ULD Regulations (ULDR) - 7th edition: clarification on ULD external volume, internal volume and notional volume, as well as flammability requirements for plastic sheet. Addition of ULD weighing and marking guidance
  • Cargo handling Manual (ICHM) - 3rd edition: the handover process (handshake) between Cargo and Ramp (ICHM and IGOM manuals); the standards for the new IATA Smart Facility Operational Capacity (SFOC) Audit
  • Cargo Services Conference Resolution (CSCRM) - 39th edition: amended AWB and eAWB provisions to make eAWB the default process in air cargo. New recommended practice on piece level tracking in air cargo
Copies of all the relevant updated manuals can be purchased from the IATA website.