The International Air Transport Association (IATA), Labelmaster, and Hazardous Cargo Bulletin have released the findings of their seventh annual Global Dangerous Goods Confidence Outlook for 2022. The survey results highlighted the need for greater process consistency, increased automation, and more reliable data to facilitate the safe and secure transportation of hazardous materials (DG).
“Global supply chain disruptions have increased the burden on those professionals and businesses responsible for shipping goods safely and legally.” “While there have been many improvements in the last year, the survey revealed a widespread awareness of the need to improve DG processes, training, technology, and infrastructure,” said Robert Finn, Vice President, Labelmaster.
“Every year, the air transport industry handles over 1.25 million DG shipments.” The proliferation of lithium batteries in global supply chains and the growth of e-commerce are two indicators that the number of DG shipments will increase. To handle them safely, we must improve our adherence to global standards. “Almost any item can be shipped safely if we have well-trained professionals who adhere to globally agreed-upon standards and are supported by the appropriate technology and infrastructure,” said Nick Careen, Senior Vice President, Operations, Safety, and Security at IATA.