Air Sea Containers, Inc.

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  • Should You Use Peanuts for Dangerous Materials?

    When shipping dangerous materials by air or sea, it’s important to make sure the product is packaged properly. Improper packaging can cause leaking, which can pose a health concern. That’s why government agencies such as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have guidelines in place to protect not only the people who handle the product [...]

Air Sea Containers, Inc.

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • Intent for Labels and Placards on a Storage Container

    When shipping hazardous materials, it’s important to meet the government regulations. For example, you are required to use appropriate labels and placards on the shipping container. You may also see these visuals on storage containers in a warehouse or factory. But why are they used and what do they mean? Hazmat labels are required by [...]

Air Sea Containers, Inc.

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • How Many Gallons Are in a Tote?

    In the past, companies used drums to store materials such as liquids and powders. However, in recent years, there has been a switch toward totes. Totes – formally called intermediate bulk containers – are mounted on pallets and can be moved by using a forklift or pallet jack. Totes come in just two sizes: 275 [...]

  • Shipping Dangerous Goods? Read This Now!

    Putting a simple letter in the mailbox is a fairly easy task. Shipping a dangerous chemical? Not so much. Shipping hazardous materials can be a challenge because there are so many regulations involved. While the number of rules that must be followed may seem like overkill, these laws are in place for a reason: to [...]

  • Can Shipping Materials Prevent Leaks?

    When shipping hazardous items, you not only have to worry about meeting all the strict shipping requirements, but you also need to be concerned about leaks. A leak inside a ship or plane – or even inside the package itself – is a safety concern. Flammable items can cause explosions that can lead to serious [...]

  • Can IATA Books Help with Compliance?

    When shipping materials via air transport, it’s important that all regulations are met. The two agencies that regulate the shipment of hazardous materials are the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the United States Department of Transportation (DOT). The regulations can be found here. However, understanding all of the government’s rules is easier said than [...]

Air Sea Containers, Inc.

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Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s Notice Regarding the IMDG Code and ICAO Technical Instructions

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s Notice Regarding the IMDG Code and ICAO Technical Instructions The U.S Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) understands that many offeroers and carriers of of hazardous materials in international transport are currently adhering to requirements in the recently-adopted 2017-2018 Interna...

  • #1 Guide for Commercial Shipping of Lithium Batteries

      Every day, there are millions of tons of materials being shipped from one part of the world to the other. There are some products out there that you definitely know require extra safety precautions, while there are other items in existence that you previously thought were harmless yet turn out to be harmful under [...]

Air Sea Containers, Inc.

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Six Things Product Packaging Must Accomplish

    Anyone who has ever tried to sell a product can attest to how difficult it can be to get their product in front of customers and convert them to make the purchase. It is one of those concepts that sounds incredibly simple on paper yet turns out to be incredibly difficult when it is applied [...]

Air Sea Containers, Inc.

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Simplified Guide to IATA’s Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR)

    If you have dealt with dangerous goods (also commonly referred to as hazardous materials) in any shape or form, you have probably heard about the Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) set forward by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). They are known for releasing an updated version of their IATA DGR manual that is considered to [...]

  • Intents of Placards and Labels on a Storage Container

    Whenever you receive a container, you can expect to find numerous labels. There’s usually the address of the sender and the recipient, along with some postal markup to indicate if the package was submitted normally or delivered through an express system by request. If you happen to work with materials that are somewhat dangerous, you [...]

Air Sea Containers, Inc.

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Guidance Document – Battery Powered Cargo Tracking Devices / Data Loggers

    INTRODUCTION Many shipments of time and temperature sensitive products including food, pharmaceutical,medical devices, vaccines, and industrial chemicals such as chemical-mechanical planarization (CMP) slurries, adhesives, and sealants contain, or have attached to the package(s) and/or overpack(s) small battery-powered tracking devices / data loggers. Most of these devices use lithium metal or lit...

  • Five Packaging Trends in 2017

    When you receive a product, the last thing that you tend to think about is the packaging that it comes in. You’re eager to rip through the packaging to get your hands on the items you have waited weeks for and throw the wraps and boxes away without a thought. It’s not like consumers care [...]

  • FAQs for Packaging Hazardous Materials

    Packaging is one of those things we tend to dismiss as an annoying necessity when products are being shipped by car, airplane, train, or ferry. This is certainly true for people selling or distributing things that are not harmful in any way. The only thing that matters for those individuals is that the product gets [...]

  • 8 Steps for Increasing Warehouse Safety

    Working in a warehouse can be a very rewarding job. You get a lot of physical exercise from lifting heavy objects all day, you bond closely with a group of workers that you see every day, and you play a very important role in ensuring that companies and individuals get their important orders on time. [...]

  • Revisions to the 2017 58th Edition IATA DGR operator variations as of 23 December 2016.

    The following are operator variations that appear in the 2017, 58th edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations with amendments advised by airlines as of 23 December 2016. The changes to the variations in this document are identified by the standard revision symbols but are also shown with deleted text in strikethrough and new text [...]

  • Simple Ways to Improve Warehouse Efficiency

    In a warehouse, effectiveness is rarely a problem for workers and management. Success is simply a matter of doing a few key functions consistently over a long period of time. The main problem that most warehouses face is improving their efficiency. This refers to getting more of the right things done within the same time [...]

  • Popular Dimensions of Commercial Shipping Crates & Barrels

    When it comes to the warehouse and shipping industries, there are a wide variety of shipping crates and barrels that are used in order to get the job done. Given the diversity of products and goods that are shipped all over the world, there is no one-size-fits-all solution that is going to work. Each product [...]

  • How to Run & Create a Green Business

    One of the hot buzzwords that has been floating around is “going green.” It seems to be the thing that is attracting customers from all around the globe and used as a selling point by companies, but what does this phrase mean? To put it simply, “going green” means making a company-wide shift toward practices [...]

  • How to Make Safety in the Warehouse a Priority

    A topic that has received a greater amount of attention and focus in the past decade of warehouse operations is worker safety. It might seem like this issue has been resolved a long time ago until you take a look at the numbers. With nearly 150,000 workers across several thousand warehouses in the United States, [...]

  • How Sustainable Initiatives for Businesses Can Boost Profits

    There are many ways in which a business can consistently generate net profits over time. They can make the choice to reduce expenses, they can increase the price of the product that they are selling, or devise a plan to sell the current product at a greater volume. They can also figure out a cheaper [...]

Air Sea Containers, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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  • Powerblanket® Provides Superior Temperature Control

    Powerblanket® provides superior temperature control, preventing the freezing of fluids and the protection of critical materials. The product is a leader in its field, providing excellent return on investment. Air Sea Containers offers a variety of Powerblanket® products, coming in either rapid-ramp technology or an adjustable thermostat. The former, such as in the Powerblanket® 5 [...]

Air Sea Containers, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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