January 19, 2016: ICAO Issues Addendum to 57th Edition DGR

ICAO has issued an addendum to the 57th edition DGR for hazardous materials shipped by air that became effective January 1, 2016. The addendum includes significant changes to various areas of the DGR, including the  packaging and transportation of lithium batteries.

Packages that contain two or more pieces of equipment that contain lithium batteries must be labeled. The addendum also includes Appendix H which shows some additional changes being made. They include changes to some UN numbers, proper shipping names, several changes to packaging instructions, revisions to some existing entries, and some new entries.

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES AND AMENDMENTS TO THE 57TH EDITION (2016)