In late 2001 ICAO adopted a new marking requirement for packages that will be shipped by air called an "air eligibility" marking. This will be incorporated into the 2003/2004 edition of the ICAO Technical Instructions This new requirement puts the responsibility solely on the shipper to ensure that the package is marked correctly and that it meets all of the applicable requirements for air transport. (i.e. pressure differential tests, absorbent material requirements and closure requirements etc, etc.) The marking is placed on single as well as combination packagings and overpacks that contain packages that are required to bear the air eligibility mark. The 2003/2004 ICAO technical Instructions take effect on January 1, 2003 but the mandatory compliance with this new regulation has been postponed until January 1, 2004.
STEEL DRUM INDUSTRY NEWS, TRENDS AND ISSUES
Archive for March, 2002
Recognizing that dangerous goods in the wrong hands can become items of bio-terrorism, the Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (formerly HMAC) has established a Sub-Committee to monitor and advise domestic and international regulatory bodies on dangerous goods security issues. Chaired by Howard Skolnik, the Committee has agreed that their mission is to work with national and international regulatory agencies, through the DGAC NARLA & INTEREC committees, to pro-actively offer dangerous goods expertise on global transportation regulations that will support safe and secure transport. When appropriate, the infrastructure may incorporate matters relative to dangerous goods possession and storage. If you are already a DGAC member and would like to join the DG Security Sub-Committee, contact Howard Skolnik at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not a DGAC member and would like membership information, visit www.dgac.org.
Due to the vast sizes and special requirements specified by our customers for steel containers, we at Skolnik have partnered with a multitude of vendors to purchase quality and cost effective supplies. We have created stocking programs with many of these suppliers. These stocking programs allow us to receive immediate delivery on raw materials. This advantage allows us to cut down on lengthy lead times so that we can get your order delivered in a timely basis. This has become very apparent with our stainless steel containers. Previously, orders would take two to three weeks from our suppliers. Now, with a stocking program in place most orders can be produced and shipped out within a few days.