January 1, 2009 Newsletter

January 1, 2009 Newsletter

REGULATION UPDATES

The IMDG Code has now included into the regulations that mandatory training will be required as of January 1st 2010.

Regulations for the movement of Lithium Batteries has changed, and caused a few headaches for the industry. So we’ve summerized the regulations into a short abridged version.

The UN Number and Proper Shippers Names have been amended are now UN3090, UN3091, UN3480 and UN3481. New packing instructions were introduced, Packing Instruction 965 to 970. For Lithium Batteries that do not require Shippers Declarations, there is a new label that must be applied to the package. In depth information is found in the 2009 edition of the IATA DGR, and available in our on-line store. www.dgm-usa.com

DGM NEWS

DGM Support North America hosted our first annual managers meeting in Houston, TX this month. Representatives from DGM Chicago, Atlanta, Greenville, Houston and Training Institute attending the meeting.

(Top row from left to right) Myles Craig (DGM Atlanta), Neville Symons (DGM Training Institute), Jim Shimko (DGM Atlanta), Herman Terring (DGM Support BV), Alan Schoen (DGM Chicago)

(Bottom row from left to right) Marc Petillon (DGM Support NA), Kerry Symons (DGM Training Institute), L’Gena Prevatt (DGM Greenville), Jean Petillon (DGM Houston)

COMPETITION TIME

Win an iPod Shuffle, all you need to do is take a guess at the question below, e-mail your answers to kerry.symons@dgmsupport.com with along with your name, and contact details.

So if facts tell us that there is an estimated 1.5 billion tons of hazmat freight moved each year within the USA, how many tons of the hazmat freight is moved by air on a daily basis?

Competition closes on the 27th February 2009.

Want more chances to win?

Forward the DGMail to your colleagues and customers, ask them to sign up for the DGMail, they can do this by contacting Kerry at kerry.symons@dgmsupport.com ask them to mention your name you will be entered into the draw again. They stand a chance to win too!! Until the end of January, we are running a “DGMail sign up competition” one person stands the chance to win Authorized Sports Memoribilia.

TAKE a chance with the answer, but NEVER with your Hazmat.

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