US Identify Two DG Incidents Per Week On Flights

May 10, 2023

US Identify Two DG Incidents Per Week On Flights, Evolution Forwarding

Reports in the USA have indicated that incidents involving dangerous goods materials are happening on average twice per week on passenger planes. By far the greatest risk posed is from lithium-ion batteries, which can easily catch fire on airplanes.

Dangerous goods have become a much talked about issue in the US, since February’s derailment of a freight train in East Palestine, Ohio. 38 cars were carrying hazardous materials that burned for two days.

A recent CBS News investigation focused on incidents in Colorado during the last 10 years, where 108 dangerous goods incidents on flights were recorded in the state alone.

Of those incidents, 73 involved cargo planes and 35 involved commercial passenger flights. Many of the incidents involved overheating lithium batteries, including vape pens, laptops and cell phones overheating, smoking or catching fire on planes.

Recently in the UK, the British International Freight Association warned that lithium batteries posed a major threat to transport.

Evolution Forwarding specialise in dangerous goods movements, by air, ocean and road. We provide complete solutions, which include packing, documentation, compliance and training for lithium batteries and dangerous goods products.

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