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 is unique and requires a different solution in order to have it transported safely from one place to another. One of the criteria that separates the shipping mediums from one another is size.

In this brief article, we are going to present the most common types of shipping crates and barrels used, along with their dimensions. This will provide you with a brief overview of the shapes and sizes that you can expect to see if you ever work in the section of any industry that involves a heavy volume of shipping. If you are ever interested in exploring the topic further, there is an abundance of shipping containers to look at. Continue reading…

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 and products that are friendly for the environment and sustainable over a long time period.

It might seem like an unnecessary initiative that will take too much money and time to implement in your company. What you may not know is that there are many simple and small changes that you can make to turn your business green. It does not have to be an arduous process that quickly becomes inconvenient for you and your company. Continue reading…

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, the rate for fatal injuries remains the highest out of any other industry. This can be explained by the continuous handling of heavy and dangerous products combined with long, laborious work hours at the warehouse.

There is no getting around the fact that warehouse work is hard work, but there need to be safety initiatives in place that prevent worker burnout and injury. It ends up being a very costly process to constantly replace workers who are suffering from preventable injuries. Continue reading…

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 way to design the product. But what about an intentional effort to undertake sustainability initiatives?

For businesses in North America, it might sound like a radical idea. What’s the point of focusing on sustainability when things are going well? It’s not like they are going to suddenly run out of resources anytime soon. There is no real pressure nor is there a true incentive to pursue this path. However, this type of thinking might be preventing these same companies from becoming even more profitable in the future. Continue reading…

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 Gallon Insulated Bucket Heater w/ Rapid-Ramp Technology, does the following:

The Rapid Ramp technology is a smart feature of the blanket that allows for an accelerated initial “heat-up” time. Through a network of thermal switches, the blanket will utilize 120 watts (1.00 Amps) to rapidly bring the system to 100°F. As soon as the blanket reaches temperature, the blanket reduces power consumption to 60 watts (0.50 Amps) to maintain the desired 100°F. With Rapid Ramp technology, you always get amazing initial heating, while avoiding under- and over-heating your products.

As it is apparent, the technology is advanced and reliable. The product is currently priced for $260.

While the latter, such as in the Powerblanket® 5 Gallon Insulated Bucket Heater w/ Adjustable Thermostat, provides the following:

The Powerblanket BH05-Pro Insulated 5 Gallon Bucket Heater includes an Adjustable Thermostat Controller for quick and easy temperature control up to 160°F. The BH05-Pro utilizes standard 120 Volt with 160 watts and 1.33 Amps to safely heat and insulate water, chemicals, oils and food products. The BH05-Pro comes standard with a digital thermostatic controller allowing the user to dial in desired blanket temperature that turns the blanket on and off within +/- 2F of the desired temperature. The BH05-Pro gives you the most precise and consistent drum heating system in its class.

The drum heater is highly efficient and priced for $450.

The Powerblanket® comes in a variety of capacities, in addition to those previously mentioned. These include 15-gallon, 30-gallon and 55-gallon options in both rapid-ramp technology and adjustable thermostat.

Rapid-Ramp Technology Powerblanket Barrel Heaters

Drum Heater: Powerblanket 15 Gallon Insulated Bucket Heater with Rapid-Ramp TechnologyThe Powerblanket® 15 Gallon Insulated Bucket Heater w/ Rapid-Ramp Technology is more powerful than the previous drum recommended. This product utilizes 320 watts (2.67 Amps) to quickly bring the drum heater to 100°F.

Once the drum heater reaches 100°F, power consumption is reduced to 160 watts (1.33 Amps) as it maintains the ideal temperature. The drum heater is accurate as our customers should not have to constantly monitor the temperatures as they can focus their attention to other pertinent matters.

It is priced at $350.

The Powerblanket® 30 Gallon Insulated Bucket Heater w/ Rapid-Ramp Technology not only holds more contents than the previous barrel heater, but also reaches desired temperatures in a more rapid time frame. The barrel heater utilizes 560 watts (4.67 Amps) to rapidly have the temperature reach 100°F.

As the powerblanket drum heater reaches 100°F, it quickly reduces power consumption to 280 watts (2.33 Amps), while maintaining the ideal 100°F. This product is highly efficient and has a long life when utilized properly.

It is currently priced at $425.

A third option to consider is the Powerblanket® 55 Gallon Insulated Bucket Heater w/ Rapid-Ramp Technology. This is one of the highest efficiency powerblanket drum heaters with lightning fast warming speeds.

The blanket utilizes 800 watts (6.67 Amps) as it brings the system to 100°F quickly. When the powerblanket drum heater reaches 100°F, it automatically reduces power consumption to 400 watts (3.33 Amps) as it maintains the optimal temperature.

It is currently priced for $495.

Adjustable Thermostat Powerblanket Drum Heaters

The Powerblanket drum heaters come in a variety of models. The Powerblanket® 15 Gallon Insulated Bucket Heater w/ Adjustable Thermostat is an efficient drum heater that allows the product to each temperatures up to 160°F.

The “BH15-Pro utilizes standard 120 Volt with 400 watts (3.33 Amps) to safely heat and insulate water, chemicals, oils and food products.” The adjustable thermostat allows control of temperature within +/- 2F of the desired temperature.

This product is simple to use and is currently priced for $595.

A second option for drum heaters with an adjustable thermostat is the Powerblanket® 30 Gallon Insulated Bucket Heater w/ Adjustable Thermostat. This product is more powerful than the previous powerblanket drum heater as it has the standard 120 volt with 720 watts (6 Amps) to “safely heat and insulate water, chemicals, oils and food products.”

The affordable drum heater is priced for $680.

Drum Heater: Powerblanket® 55 Gallon Insulated Bucket Heater with Adjustable ThermostatA third size option to consider is the Powerblanket® 55 Gallon Insulated Bucket Heater w/ Adjustable Thermostat. This powerful drum heater utilizes the standard 120 Volt with 960 watts (8 Amps), which it uses to “safely heat and insulate water, chemicals, oils and food products.” It is currently priced at $725.

Lastly, consider our Powerblanket Insulated Tote Heater — 330-Gallon with Adjustable Themostatic Controller. Using patented heat-spreading technology and insulated full-wrap design, the product insulates, heats and protect the contents of the tote.

The powerblanket tote heater uses the standard 120 Volt, while delivering 1,050 Watt (8.75 Amp). This is amongst the most efficient method to heat a large body of contents as it uses “less electricity than conventional band heaters.”

It is currently listed for $1,680.

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This article provided a variety of the best power blanket drum heaters and power blanket tote heaters. These are from our vast inventory of product that is available for purchase from our company.

For additional products, consider visiting our website. Our products are excellent choices for return on investment. They are highly efficient and meet various certifications. To learn more about these, feel free to contact one of our skilled representatives, today!

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High Efficiency Bucket and Drum Heaters

High efficiency bucket and drum heaters are important for businesses in the shipping supplies for dangerous goods industry. These items protect an investment, such as the contents held within a drum, to ensure that they are kept in the best conditions.

Whether a business needs one or many barrel heaters, our team is there providing wholesale discounts on purchases. Our Inteliheat products are amongst the best on the market today and are a valuable asset to businesses that make the investment into these products.

The Best Inteliheat Drum Heaters

New - Thermulate Standard Flexible Heating Jacket - HJBA high efficiency drum heater, the Thermulate Standard Flexible Heating Jacket – HJB, is an excellent product for any size business in the dangerous goods industry. The barrel heater is simple to use: simply wrap the heating jacket around the drum, clip both ends together and set the thermostat to the appropriate temperature.

The barrel heater can maintain a temperature from 40 °C to 45 °C. It has maximum wear resistance from the polyurethane coated black nylon, which is used on both sides of the barrel heater. Internally, needled felt polyester provides insulation.

The drum heater item is listed on a five percent discount, priced at $513.

A second-high efficiency bucket and drum heater is the Inteliheat Rigid Top Hat Accessory. The following is from the product page:

Designed to minimize heat loss and increase the efficiency of the heater. The addition of a Inteliheat Top Hat has shown to reduce the time required to heat containers.

The Inteliheat Top Hat is manufactures from a glass reinforced resin with handles ftted on either side to allow easy fitting and removal. The Inteliheat Top Hat can be used with the Type A/B and the Faratherm. The Top Hat may be placed directly over the Faratherm when heating smaller drums.

Typically drum wall temperatures are increased by up to 40C with the addition of a Top Hat. This may affect the hazardous area rating of the heating equipment. Contact manufacturer for more information.

Such as the previous product mentioned, this barrel heater is currently on a five percent discount, costing $931.

Another excellent option to consider as a drum heater is the Thermulate High Power Flexible Heating Jacket – HPB. This high end drum heater maintains perfect temperatures of the barrel, ranging from 0 °C to 160 °C.

Similar products often do not last as long as this drum heater partly due to the “Special formulated high-temperature, chemically resistant silicon-coated glass-cloth,” which is used on both sides of the barrel heater — extending product life. A high density “stitchbonded glassfibre mat,” provides additional insulation regardless of the temperature.

This barrel heater is currently priced for $1,083 — a five percent discount.

Another alternative for drum heaters is the Inteliheat Drum PVC Cover. This niche product provides heating from the standard flexible heating blanket, while also serving as a protective case from outside elements. The Inteliheat Drum PVC Cover protects the drum when positioned outside, such as from direct rain.

The product can be ordered in special sizes. It is currently on a five percent discount for $218.50.

Barrel Heater: Inteliheat Thermosafe Induction Heater Type AAnother high efficiency product is the Inteliheat Thermosafe Induction Heater Type A. The following is from its product page:

The Thermosafe us a single induction coil , wholly encapsulated in a cylinder made from a glass reinforced resin specifically developed for chemical plants. The cylinder is simply placed over the drum. Contact is not required.

The coil is connected to a single phase AC mains supply and generates heat direct and uniformly in the drum wall. Energy transfer is by alternating magnetic field and thus there is no heat transfer by the conventional and inefficient means of radiation or convection. As there are no hot elements, the heat remains substantially cooler tan the drum being heated.

This product is highly durable and is an excellent investment over the course of several years. Currently on a five percent discount, the barrel heater is priced for $5,092.

The Inteliheat Triple-Circuit IBC3 drum heater provides superior performance, providing maximum power delivery. The drum heater has three separately controlled integrated thermostats, which are on the bottom, middle and top.

It is constructed in HiHeat style and comes with an IBC Insulated Lid. This is a product that provides fantastic return on investment. The drum heater is on a five percent discount, as it is priced at $2,888.

Lastly, consider the Inteliheat Faratherm Induction Base Heater. The drum heater consists of an “induction coil, encapsulated in glass reinforced resin with a heating plate located on top.” The product can be used in hazardous areas, as it is certified to meet IECEx and ATEX requirements.

This product heats by induction. The drum heater has a self-limiting maximum temperature. Another advantage of the product is it has an ingress protection rating of IP66. As it doesn’t have moving parts, the drum heater can be used in harsh environments that demand regular cleaning.

Currently, the drum heater is priced for $3,572 — a five percent discount.

Purchase Inteliheat Drum Heating Jackets

Air Sea Containers, a family owned and operated business since 1991, provides the best high efficiency bucket and drum heaters. These have undergone rigorous testing and meet pertinent requirements. These drum heaters provide the protection that the contents need, providing excellent return on investment.

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The 58th edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations incorporates all amendments made by the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel in developing the content of the 2017-2018 edition of the ICAO Technical Instructions as well as changes adopted by the IATA Dangerous Goods Board. The following list is intended to assist the user to identify the main changes introduced in this edition and must not be considered an exhaustive listing. The changes have been prefaced by the section or subsection in which the change occurs.

1—Applicability—An exception has been added to address dangerous goods fitted on aircraft equipped for search and rescue to allow the dangerous goods to remain on the aircraft for other flights such as training and positioning flights.—A new paragraph has been added to clarify that dangerous goods accepted under the provisions of regulations in force at the time of acceptance by the initial operator can continue to destination even if the regulations applicable to the dangerous goods have changed while the dangerous goods are still in transport, e.g. dangerous goods accepted at the end of December can continue in transport in January even if new provisions affecting these dangerous goods have become effective as of 1 January.

1.4—Operator Responsibilities

The requirements related to the provision of information to passengers as set out in 1.4.3 have been completely revised to allow for operators to develop performance-based notification system to advised passengers that reflect the operator’s own capabilities and operation. The details of this notification system must be documented in the operator’s operations, or other applicable manual.

1.5—Training Requirements

1.5.1—“Training Programmes” has been renamed “Dangerous Goods Training Programmes” and a new—Review and Approval has been added. The new paragraph replaces the existing 1.5.5—Approval.

1.6—Adequate Instruction

A new paragraph has been added that sets out what should be established by shippers of Section II lithium batteries to meet the conditions for “adequate instruction” of employees who are responsible for the preparation of packages of lithium batteries offered for air transport in accordance with Section II of the lithium battery packing instructions.


2.6—Dangerous Goods in Excepted Quantities

2.6.5—The packing provisions have been revised to allow for the absorbent material to be either in the intermediate packaging, or the outer packaging for liquid dangerous goods.

2.8—State and Operator Variations

There are a number of additions, deletions and amendments to variations submitted by operators.

3—Classification—A new paragraph has been added to set out the provisions for where a shipper identifies, by testing, that a listed substance has a subsidiary hazard not identified in the list of dangerous goods. The new provision identifies that the shipper must with the approval of the appropriate national authority either use a “n.o.s.” entry or ship the substance under the listed entry with the addition of the subsidiary hazard.

3.1.8—Recommendations have been added that the competent authority responsible for the classification of explosives should provide in writing the details of the classification as detailed.

3.2.6, 3.3.6, and 3.8.4—New provisions have been added to address substances in Class 2, Class 3, Division 6.1 and Class 8, respectively, that may polymerize during normal conditions of transport.—Provisions have been added for the classification of polymerizing substances. The provisions are analogous to those for self-reactive substances.—The classification requirements for infected live animals have been revised.


4.2—List of Dangerous Goods

Amendments to the List of Dangerous Goods include:

  • revision to a number of the entries for aerosols to consolidate all aerosols into packing instructions 203 and Y203;
  • addition of special provision A209 against entries with “stabilized” in the proper shipping name;
  • all entries of “engines” have been deleted from UN 3166. UN 3166 in Class 9 now only applies to the proper shipping names “vehicles”. Engines are now assigned to UN 3528—UN 3530 in Division 2.1, Class 3 or Class 9, based on the classification of the fuel that powers the engine. Also assigned to UN 3528—UN 3530 are proper shipping names for “machines” which are also based on the classification of the fuel used to power the machines;
  • UN 3480, Lithium ion batteries has been amended to show “forbidden” across columns I/J to identify that these batteries are now restricted to Cargo Aircraft Only. This change became effective 1 April 2016 through an addendum to the 57th edition of the DGR. There is no change to the entries for UN 3481, lithium ion batteries packed with equipment or lithium ion batteries contained in equipment;
  • all entries for lithium batteries, UN 3090, UN 3091, UN 3480 and UN 3481 have been revised to identify that the hazard label has changed to now be the lithium battery Class 9 label. A new Special Provision A206 has also been assigned to reinforce this new requirement;
  • UN 3269, Polyester resin kit has been revised to add “liquid base material” as light type and a new entry “UN 3527, Polyester resin kit, solid base material” in Division 4.1 has been added to provide for polyester resin kits that have a Division 4.1 solid material as the base component;
  • four new entries, UN 3531—UN 3534 have been added for polymerizing substances;
  • the entries UN 2977, Radioactive material, uranium hexafluoride fissile and UN 2978, Radioactive material, uranium hexafluoride, non-fissile or fissile excepted have now been assigned a subsidiary risk of Division 6.1 in addition to Class 8;
  • UN 3507, Uranium hexafluoride, radioactive material, excepted package, less than 0.1 kg per package, non-fissile or fissile-excepted has been revised to now be assigned to Division 6.1 with subsidiary risks of Class 7 and Class 8. The packing instruction assigned is now PI 603.

4.4—Special Provisions

A21 and A134—Have been revised to address the changes to UN 3166 and the new entries for engines and machinery.

A38—Has been revised to remove reference to polymeric beads.

A66—Has been revised to include reference to the polyester resin kits in Division 4.1.

A88—Which applies to prototype or small production run lithium cells and batteries has beenrevised to now refer to PI 910 in the Supplement to the ICAO Technical Instructions.

A104—Which was assigned to UN 1230, Methanol, and which allowed packages containing methanol to not bear a Toxic hazard label, been deleted. All packages containing methanol must now bear a Division 6.1 hazard label in addition to the Class 3 label.

A112—Has been revised to identify that ID 8000, Consumer commodity can now also include aviation regulated substances, UN 3334 and UN 3335.

A181—Has been revised to more clearly describe the requirements for packages that contain both lithium batteries packed with equipment and lithium batteries contained in equipment.

A202—Is a new special provision assigned to a number of entries for Division 2.2 gases to set out provisions for radiation detectors containing these Division 2.2 gases.

A204—Is a new special provision assigned to Polymeric beads that identifies under what circumstances polymeric beads can be considered to be non-dangerous goods.

A211—Is a new special provision assigned against the entries UN 1067, Nitrogen dioxide and UN 1660, Nitric oxide, compressed to provide for sterilisation devices that incorporate these substances. When in such sterilisation devices these substances may be shipped on passenger or cargo aircraft.

A212—Is a new special provision assigned against the entry UN 2031, Nitric acid, other than red fuming, with more than 20% and less than 65% nitric acid to provide for sterilisation devices that incorporate this substance. When in such sterilisation devices this substance may be shipped on passenger aircraft.

A302 and A324—Have been revised to remove the requirement for the appropriate national authority of the State of destination to also approve the carriage of fish bins with oxygen or ceremonial flames.

A331—Is a new special provision assigned against UN 3480, Lithium ion batteries to identify the possible requirements for a shipper to be able to demonstrate to obtain an approval to ship lithium ion batteries at a state of charge in excess of 30% of the rated capacity of the battery.

5—Packing—Dangerous goods in unit load devices and freight containers. The provisions have been revised to allow for unit load devices (ULD) that contain UN 3373 or ID 8000 to also contain dry ice as a refrigerant.—New provisions have been added to allow, with the approval of the authorities of the States of origin and of the operator, for the use of UN specification large packagings for articles that weigh in excess of 400 kg.

Packing Instructions

PI 200—Has been revised to include new provisions for liquefied gases charged with a compressed gas to require the shipper to take both components into account when calculating the internal pressure in the cylinder. There are also additional provisions to require that shippers when charging cylinders must use qualified staff.

PI 203 and PI Y203—These packing instructions have been revised to incorporate the provisions in PI 204, PI Y204 and PI 212. These packing instructions have now been deleted.

PI 218—Applicable to chemicals under pressure has been revised to include new provisions for liquids charged with a compressed gas to require the shipper to take both components into account when calculating the internal pressure in the cylinder.

PI 220—Is a new packing instruction added for engines and machinery powered by a flammable gas.

PI 378—Is a new packing instruction added for engines and machinery powered by a flammable liquid.

PI 450 and PI Y450—Are new packing instructions added for polyester resin kits that have a solid base material classified in Division 4.1. These packing instructions mirror PI 370 and PI Y370, which apply to polyester resin kits with a flammable liquid base.

PI 459—Has been revised to include polymerizing substances (UN 3531 and UN 3532) with self-reactive substances.

PI 603—Is a new packing instruction for UN 3507, Uranium hexafluoride, radioactive material, excepted package, which is now classified with a primary hazard of Division 6.1. Consequently PI 877 has been deleted.

PI 950 and PI 951—These packing instructions have been revised to remove provisions for engines.

PI 954—Has been revised to include allowance for UN 3373, Biological substance, Category B and ID 8000, Consumer commodity to be in a shipper loaded unit load device with the dry ice.

PI 965 – PI 970—Section IB of PI 965 and PI 968 and Section II of all of the lithium battery packing instructions have been revised to remove reference to the need for an additional document to accompany consignments of Section II lithium batteries. As of 1 January 2017 this document is no longer required. The lithium battery handling label, which is required on packages, has been replaced by a new lithium battery mark. The dimensions and colour of the new lithium battery mark are the same as for the lithium battery handling label, but all words have been removed and the UN number(s) is required to be applied. There is a 2-year transition period until 31 December 2018 to allow shippers to implement the lithium battery mark.

PI 972—Is a new packing instruction added for engines and machinery powered by a fuel classified only as environmentally hazardous.

6—Packaging Specifications and Performance Tests

6.4.2—This subsection has been revised to bring in reference to new ISO standards and also to identify the period during which the ISO standards may be applied for manufacture and also after which time the standards may no longer be used.

7—Marking & Labelling

There are numerous editorial amendments to change the word “marking” or “markings” to read “mark” or “marks”. This reflects the correct English usage where what is applied to a package is a “mark”, whereas “marking” is the act of applying the mark.—Are the new provisions that set out the requirements for the lithium battery mark. The specification of the lithium battery mark is shown as Figure 7.1.C. The new mark comes into effect as of 1 January 2017 with a 2-year transition period during which time either the lithium battery mark or the lithium battery handling label may be applied to packages containing lithium batteries prepared in accordance with Section IB or Section II of the lithium battery packing instructions.—The provisions on additional text on hazard labels have been revised to identify that for the new Class 9 – Lithium Battery hazard label the only information permitted in the bottom half of the label is the pictogram and the class number.

7.3.18—The specification of the new Class 9 – Lithium Battery hazard label has been added as a new Figure 7.3.X. The new hazard label comes into effect as of 1 January 2017 with a 2-year transitional period during which time either the existing Class 9 – Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods hazard label or the new Class 9 – Lithium Battery hazard label may be applied to packages containing lithium batteries prepared in accordance with Section I, IA or IB of the lithium battery packing instructions.

8—Documentation—A note has been added to identify that notwithstanding the change to the UN numbers and division / class for “engines”, that shippers may still consign engines as UN 3166 in Class 9 until 31 March 2017.—Clarification has been added on how the identification number for multiple overpacks should be shown., Step 9—The list of special provision numbers that are required to be shown in the “authorisations” area of the Shipper’s Declaration has been revised.—The paragraph identifying that for shipments of lithium batteries prepared under Section IB of PI 965 and PI 968 that the information required on the additional document may be included on the Shipper’s Declaration or may be on an additional document has been deleted as the additional document is no longer required. and—Have each been revised to remove the mandatory requirement for title of the signatory and the place that the Shipper’s Declaration was signed. This information may still be provided, but is no longer mandatory.


Notes have been added under 9.0 to reference Annex 19 – Safety Management Systems and the ICAO Safety Management Manual. All operators are required to implement a Safety Management System (SMS) and the carriage of dangerous goods is included within the scope of the operator’s SMS.—A new paragraph has been added to require that the operator must be able to identify the person who performed the acceptance check.—The provisions for acceptance of a shipper loaded unit load device (ULD) containing dry ice have been revised to also allow UN 3373 or ID 8000 to be in the ULD with dry ice.

9.1.9—A new paragraph has been added recommending that operators conduct a safety risk assessment for the transport of dangerous goods.—The information required on the written information to the pilot-in-command (NOTOC) has been revised to clarify that for ID 8000 the gross weight of each package may be the average gross weight when this is what has been declared on the Shipper’s Declaration.

9.6.2—The reporting of dangerous goods in passenger baggage by operator has been revised to limit the submission of reports by the operator to those where the dangerous goods have been discovered by the operator, or the operator has been advised by the entity that discovered the dangerous goods, e.g. security screeners.

9.8.2—The acceptance checklist retained on file must now include identification of the person who performed the acceptance check.

Appendix A—Glossary

There are a number of changes and additions to the defined terms in the glossary. These include:

  • addition of a definition for “design life” for composite cylinders;
  • new definition for “self-accelerating polymerization temperature” to address the new provisionsfor polymerizing substances;
  • new definition for “service life” for composite cylinders.

Appendix C—There are revisions to the list of organic peroxides.

Appendix D—Contact details for competent authorities have been updated.

Appendix E—Changes have been made to the list of UN Specification Packaging Suppliers (E.1) and the Package Testing Facilities (E.2).

Appendix F—The list of Sales Agents (F.2), IATA Accredited Training Schools (F.3—F.5) and IATA Authorised Training Centres (F.6) have been revised.

Appendix H—A new appendix has been added for this edition to provide the draft changes to address the implementation of competency-based dangerous goods training. The purpose of this material is to invite comments from all segments of industry: shippers, forwarders, ground handling agents, operators and training providers on potential changes to Subsection 1.5 to implement competency-based dangerous goods training.

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Whether you are seasoned in dangerous goods compliance or seeking to learn the basics, Air Sea Containers has the best IATA dangerous goods regulations for sale. We also carry other pertinent texts on a variety of subjects.

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IATA Dangerous Goods Regulation Manual

The IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) manual is known as the global reference for shipping dangerous goods. DGR helps in the packing, marking, classification, labeling and documenting dangerous shipments, which is based on national and international regulations — including requirements that are specific to airlines.

Per the product page on our website:

This book of regulations published by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) is essential for anyone who ships dangerous goods by air. Updated annually to incorporate the latest international regulations. The IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations is the only user manual for shipping dangerous goods by air recognized by the World’s Airlines–used by more than 200 airlines. Covers every facet of national and international shipping regulations, including a comprehensive Dangerous Goods list detailing Proper Shipping Names and labeling requirements, packing requirements, training guidelines and up-to-date information on shipping forms.

As is apparent, this is an important text to improve competence.

In addition, this important text comes in a variety of languages and formats, such as Spanish and French, and perfect bound or spiral bound.

We are selling the IATA DGR for $281.99. We also offer wholesale prices on the text, where one can purchase five for $275.99 — saving customers three percent — and quantities of 10 for $274.99 — saving customers three percent.

Another option to consider is to purchase the 2017 version. The Pre-Sale: 2017 58th Edition IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations – Spiral Bound – (English) is an updated version with the important information businesses need.

While we are currently selling this manual for $297.49, that presale price will increase after August 26, 2016. We also provide discounts for bulk purchases on the IATA manual where for purchases in quantities of 10, you can save five percent as it is priced at $283.99 each.

Essential IATA Workbooks

We have a couple of workbooks that aid in the learning of dangerous goods shipping. These workbooks are the following:

  1. Workbook 1: Shippers & Cargo Agents – 57th Edition 2015/2016;
  2. Workbook 2: Load Planners & Flight Crew – 57th Edition 2015/2016;
  3. Workbook 3: Passenger Handling Staff & Flight Crew – 57th Edition 2015/2016;
  4. Workbook 4: Loading & Warehouse Personnel – 57th Edition 2015/2016; and,
  5. Workbook 5: General Cargo Acceptance Personnel – 57th Edition 2015/2016

These workbooks should be utilized in conjunction with the IATA DGR manual. They are based on practical application, and include the following:

  1. Extracts form the text of the Regulations where necessary;
  2. Guidance notes to help interpret the Regulations;
  3. Examples in the application of the Regulations; and,
  4. Practical exercises to test one’s understanding of the Regulations

These are important texts that provide a lot of value.

Other Wholesale IATA Books to Consider

There are many more influential texts to consider from IATA that can be valuable to your business. (These books are also available for pre-sale in the 2017 versions, too.)

A recommended text is the Infectious Substances Shipping Guidelines 2015/2016, which provides a comprehensive IATA manual about shipping infectious substances safely — regardless of the location in the world.

Consider the following, which is from the manuals product page:

This time saving handbook features easy-to-follow transportation guidelines for road, air and courier, sets out national and international regulations and provides training requirements, examples of actual documentation, and updated images detailing shipping scenarios have been updated to reflect the current reality. The how-to checklists cover every step of the shipping process including classification, identification, packaging, marking, labeling and handling.

The text is a go-to guide for infectious substances shipping guidelines.

We are currently selling this IATA manual for $116.

Pre-Sale: 2017 Lithium Battery Shipping Guidelines 4th Edition - Air Sea ContainersA second influential text to consider is the Pre-Sale: 2017 Lithium Battery Shipping Guidelines 4th Edition. Lithium batteries have been in the news in 2016 and mostly for negatives reasons. Becoming an expert on lithium battery shipping guidelines can save your company from potential disasters.

Lithium batteries have become the preferred energy source for popular consumer goods. However, these batteries can be dangerous. Per the product description:

The transport regulations applicable to lithium batteries can be difficult to navigate for companies and individuals who are not familiar with dangerous goods in general. Because there is an increased As there are many number of different parties involved in the transport of lithium batteries from manufacturers, technicians and engineers to battery assemblers and consumer electronics retailers, IATA has created these guidelinesthe LBSG to assist shippers of lithium batteries and equipment containing lithium batteries in order to meet their safety obligations.

This is a leading guide that is a must own. With the presale price, the product is currently being sold for $194.

Purchase IATA DGR Manual for Sale and More!

does your staff need IATA training?The IATA is known as having the best manual for airline compliance and more. These are an excellent investment as it provides a wealth of pertinent information.

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Sturdy and Durable Wholesale Hazardous Goods Boxes and Containers

Air Sea Containers has the best sturdy and durable wholesale hazardous goods boxes and containers on the market today. These come in various category of product; what is uniform is these products meeting all CFR-49, ICAO and IMO requirements. Our company offers these wholesale UN rated boxes and containers at a fraction of the prices of our competitors.

The Best Wholesale Dangerous Goods Boxes

The Hazardous Waste Cubic Yard Box (41″ x 41″ x 37″) (11G/X/S) is an excellent product to consider, sold from our company. This item is unique in that it is made of 100 percent recyclable materials. Also unique is the dimensions of the yard box, which are 41″ x 41″ x 37″.

The dimensions of the yard box make it ideal for hazardous waste events when paint waste is collected. It is comprehensive due to its size, making an efficient purchase. The yard box has a 2,4000 lb. capacity for packaging groups I, II, and III.

The yard box has a triple wall construction and is lined with high density polyethylene. For simple opening and closing, the item has a flap top closure. We are currently listing this product for an inexpensive $63.99.

Another superb item to purchase is our Oxygen (O2) Generator Box (DOT31FP) Part 004. It is an inexpensive solution for the air shipment of oxygen generators. Included, for the convenience of our customers, are necessary labels and markings for expedited shipping without delays.

You can save nine dollars by purchasing this product today for $250.00. We also offer wholesale pricing in quantities of three for $243.00 — where customers will save an additional three percent — and in quantities of nine for $233.00 — where customers will save an additional seven percent.

Also, consider a new product that we have recently added to our inventory that customers are loving. The ATA 300 Cat. 1 & DOT 31FP OXB-11 is a category one container that is both durable and lightweight.

The product passes “ATA 300 Cat 1 requirements as well as the flame and heat penetration requirements set forth in 49 CFR 173.168,” according to the product description. It continues:

The HM224B/DOT31FP can be used over and over again. It’s designed to be light weight to save on shipping costs. These aluminum cylinder shipping cases have passed the ATA 280 cycle drop test, which closely simulates common material handling abuse. The all-aluminum exterior is reinforced with more than 1,000 industrial-grade rivets. Ball corners, latches, hinges and handles are made of the highest quality material. All container labels, DG labels and Airline Markings are incorporated on each container. The cylinder valve assembly is protected inside the larger of the Super Boxes by a removable cradle that is securely tethered to the container and can only be used in the correct position, allowing unobstructed access to the bottle in the Side-load Design container.

This item exceeds rigorous requirements as well set forth in the ATA 300 standards for shipping cases acceptable for air transport. We are currently offering this product for $975.

Wholesale Shipping Kits for Sale

Another leading product that is in high demand is our Lithium Battery Shipper Kit (4G/Y6.3). Current events have discusses the prevalence of explosions resulting from lithium batteries. These items can be dangerous and extra caution should be taken when shipping and handling these products.

This $14.00 Lithium Battery Shipper Kit comes with the following:

  • 1 qty UN Rated 4G/Y6.3 – Outer Double Wall Box – 7 3/4″ x 7 3/4″ x 9 9/16″ – Internal Dimensions
  • 1 qty 1.32Gal/5L Tapered Pail UN/Y1.4
  • 1 qty Small 3.00 Mil. Poly Bag with Zip Tie
  • 1 qty 8″ x 11.5″ plastic bubble bag
  • Marked Orientation on two sides of the box
  • 1 qty ea Lithium Battery Labels, Class 9 label and Cargo Aircraft Only Label

As a reminder, ensure that you read the included instructions and regulations while packing with this item — even for experienced shippers as they experience periodic updates.

We also have similar shipping kits available for purchase. For instance, the 4 x 1 Gallon Metal Paint Can Shipper, with Ring Locks (4G/Y25.9) comes in a U.N. Certified box, designed to ship metal paint cans. These items are designed for the shipment of packing groups I, II, and III.

Included in the purchase is the following:

  • 4G UN Certified Hazmat Box
  • 4 x Plastic Overseal Ring Locks
  • Fiberboard Inserts / Partitions
  • Label: Flammable Liquid Class 3 or Corrosive Class 8 (State class in comments when checking out)
  • Marked Orientation on two opposite sides of box
  • Marked UN Number on two opposite sides of box

We are currently selling this hazmat shipping kit for $6.79. We also offer the following wholesale pricing:

  • Buy 50 for $6.45 each and save 6 percent
  • Buy 100 for $6.12 each and save 10 percent
  • Buy 200 for $5.79 each and save 15 percent

Clearly, this is a value buy and an excellent item for shipping.

A similar item is our 20 Liter (5.28 Gallon) (Blue) Jerrican / Jug Overpack Kit – 3H1/Y. Like the previous shipping kit, this product is UN-rated and a highly sought after product. This is designed to ship a variety of chemicals.

The Hazmat Certified Jerrican Jug was crafted with 100 percent high density polyethylene. Included with this shipping kit are the following:

  • 20 Liter Jerrican – 3H1/Y – Packing Groups II, III (Y, Z)
  • Outer Double Wall Box – 11-1/2″ x 10″ x 16-1/2″- Internal Dimensions
  • Overpack Label
  • Hazmat Label of Choice (1 Per Kit)
  • Marked Orientation on two sides of the box

A lot of valuable items come with the purchase, making it an excellent value buy, such as the previous shipping kit mentioned. We’re currently listing the product for $13.99. This shipping kit has the following wholesale pricing:

  • Buy 20 for $13.29 each and save 6 percent
  • Buy 50 for $12.59 each and save 11 percent
  • Buy 100 for $11.89 each and save 16 percent

These prices are perfect for businesses who are looking to save on their bottom line.

Cheap Wholesale Shipping Drums

Cheap wholesale shipping drums are essential for businesses large and small. Our company provides these products at a fraction of the cost of our competitors. As a small business, we understand the necessity of saving on the bottom line.

Our customers seek shipping drums and barrels in various materials, shapes and sizes. We carry the following:

  • Wholesale steel drums for sale;
  • Wholesale plastic drums for sale; and,
  • Wholesale fiberboard drums for sale

As each business is different, we ensure our inventory is characteristic of the variety of needs for the business.

In addition to having a variety of material of drums, we offer a selection of UN Certified Drums are in compliance with CFR-49, ICAO, and IMO regulations. Alternatively, we have non-UN drums for non-hazmat shippers as well.

The Best Wholesale Drums for Sale Online

In our inventory of wholesale steel drums, we offer them in both open head closure and closed head closure. For the former, a leading product is the 30 Gallon (NEW) Open Head UN Rated Steel Drum with Ring Lock Lid.

This product is sturdy and reliable — an excellent investment for companies that ship hazardous goods. It is an open head model, with the dimensions of 18.5″ x 29″ and weights 33 lbs. We are currently selling this product for $57.99.

While for the latter, a good product to consider is the 5 Gallon / 18.9 Liter Tight Head Steel Drum UN Rated. It is characterized as having a closed head with strong screw cap. It has the dimensions of 11″ x 14″ and weights 5 lbs.

This product is made to last and is a popular model among our customers. Being UN rated means it is safe in the transport of hazardous and dangerous goods whether it be via land, air or sea. We’re currently selling this product for $19.00; however, for wholesale purchases, customers and buy 10 for $17.50, saving eight percent.

We also have the products in plastic, such as the 15 Gallon Open-Head UN Rated Poly Drum with Ring Lock Lid. This product is an open head model, with dimensions of 14.5″ x 25.5″ and weights 6 lbs. It is crafted from high density polyethylene.

This is a reliable product that is sold at a cheaper price than our competitors offer. We have this item listed for $39.99. For customers interested in wholesale quantities of 50, they can save 11 percent as they are listed for $35.90.

Another drum crafted from high density polyethylene, is the 15 Gallon Closed-Head UN Rated Poly Drum with Screw Cap – Natural / White Color. Coming in a natural white color, this closed head drum is a secure choice in the shipment of product. The wholesale plastic drum for sale has the dimensions of 14.5″ x 26″ and weighting 8 lbs.

This plastic drum is currently being sold on a discount, which ends soon. We encourage you to purchase this model before the price returns to the original. It is on a 25 percent discount on the regular price, listed for $29.00. Customer who are interested in wholesale prices can expect an additional seven percent off when purchased in quantities of 10 for $27.00.

Our third material that the drums come in is fiberboard. It is strong and built to last. The 75 Gallon Open Head (Non-UN) Fiberboard Drum with Ring Lock Lid, is an excellent product to consider for businesses that seek storage for items that are non-UN rated.

The open head fiberboard drum comes with a strong ring lock. We are listing the wholesale fiberboard drum for sale at $35.00. Wholesale customers can acquire this product in quantities of 12 for $29.00 — saving an additional 18 percent.

For additional savings, consider purchased a reconditioned drum in a preferred material. For instance, consider the 55 Gallon Reconditioned Open Head UN Rated Steel Drum with Bolt Lock.

A reconditioned drum is a previously used drum that has been revitalized. These drums are still in excellent condition and can accomplish the specific aim the business. This wholesale steel drum for sale has dimensions of 23″ x 34.5″  and weights 51 lbs.

We are currently selling this drum on a discount of 10 percent. The sales price is $44.00. For additional savings, purchase this drum in quantities of 16 for $42.00, which is an added discount of five percent.

95 Gallon Reconditioned Open Head Over-Pack Poly DrumLastly, check out another reconditioned drum, the 95 Gallon Reconditioned Open Head UN Rated Over-Pack Poly Drum. This product is like brand new and has the abilities to hold a high weight capacity.

The dimensions for the model are 32” x 44“, and weights 46 lbs. It has a screw top lid. While the regular price is $150.00, you can save an additional 20 percent on the purchase.

Purchase Wholesale Drums for Sale Online

If you are interested in purchasing a wholesale drum for your business that was mentioned in this article, simply hover the cursor over the hyperlink of the mentioned drum. These are highly sought after items, and quickly can become backordered, due to their popularity.

For additional options, we recommend accessing our website. On our website, customers are greeted with an abundance of cheap products to choose from. For instance, in addition to purchasing a wholesale drum for sale, customers can add on a variety of accessories to go with the purchase. This can include a 6 Qt Plastic Funnel and a Inteliheat Rigid Top Hat Accessory.

We understand that purchasing product can be a scary prospect, or that you may have a couple questions, which is why we have experienced representatives available to answer questions. They are friendly and will efficiently provide a response to ensure the best purchasing experience.

Our Air Sea Containers representatives can be reached during our normal operating hours, which are from Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. We offer two popular methods of communication — a Live Chat forum that is similar to an instant message; and a direct number to call, (866) 272-9880.