Exportation of goods during COVID-19 human biosecurity period

Coronavirus PPE export rulings

Under regulation 13GI of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958 the exportation from Australia of the following goods is prohibited: any of the following equipment that, when worn, is capable of limiting the transmission of organisms to humans: disposable face masks disposable gloves disposable gowns goggles, glasses or eye visors. any of the following disinfectant products: alcohol […]

COVID-19 Update DGM Australia Essential Services

Webinars and online learning for dangerous goods management

DGM Australia will continue to provide essential logistics services, taking into account the current measures imposed. Our classroom training services have been put on hold until further notice; webinar and approved online training solutions (IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations for airfreight and IMDG Code for sea freight) are being offered, to ensure people will be able […]

International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code, 2018 Edition Amendment 39-18 Corrigenda December 2019

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has published a Corringenda for the Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code, 2018 Edition Amendment 39-18. To familiarise yourself with the changes, download the corrigenda HERE Contact Us for any questions about, and assistance with, your dangerous goods by sea.

Lithium Battery Airfreight Guidance 2020

The 2020 IATA Lithium Battery Guidance Document is now available for download. Lithium batteries are a commonly used source of energy to power a wide variety of consumer goods, ranging from mobile phones, tablets, laptops, power banks, cars and toys. Lithium batteries are classified as dangerous goods due to the  heat and fire risks involved with […]

Dangerous Goods by Sea – IMDG and the MO41

Regularly we experience situations where parties, other than the shipper, create dangerous goods documentation (MO41) for sea freight on behalf of that shipper. When creating and signing the dangerous goods declaration, one signs for compliance in all aspects with the applicable code (the IMDG Code for sea freight) and one will be liable for any […]

IMDG Code 2018 Edition – Compliance

Only a few months and the IMDG Code 2018 Edition (incl. Amendment 39-18) comes into force. This will happen on 1 January 2020 for two years. The 2018 edition could already be voluntarily applied as from 1 January 2019. If your current IMDG training certificate is showing IMDG 2016 edition (incl. Amendment 38-16), then you […]

UN approved 4G fibreboard boxes and UN approved 4GV fibreboard boxes

What is the difference? The difference is in the inner packages one can pack in the box. 4G boxes can only be used by combining the specific inner packaging with which the boxes have undergone the necessary tests. 4G boxes must be packed in the same way as the packaging used in testing: same inner […]