Testimonials

  • The course had a lot of information to absorb. We definitely feel we are in a better position to execute a compliant DG program. Any DG program will always be a work in progress due to the amount of information to work through and due to the amount of changes that occur. We have taken information courses in the past on DG which were not helpful because they just provided the information without explanation. We felt this training course taught us how to look for the right answers when we have a question as well as understanding the specifics for shipping Lithium Ion products.

    Stryker Canada

  •  Patrick was extremely knowledgable and supportive to guide experienced and new trainees.  Great course, very clear and perfect amount of repition for important material.

    Vallen

  • GEMC was very knowledgeable on the subject matter with very relevant examples to our industry.

Blog Post

Why Safety Labels Matter in Dangerous Goods Transportation
Why Safety Labels Matter in Dangerous Goods Transportation

by Alyssa Williamson May 25, 2021

The movement of all Dangerous Goods in Canada is regulated by Transport Canada for all modes of Transportation and is governed by the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR), the International Civil Aviation Organization Technical Instructions (ICAO TI) as well as the International Marine Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG).  Each of these outlines’ specific instructions for the shipping/handling/receiving and consumer purchasing of each Dangerous Goods product or those products contained within e.g., Lithium Batteries.  Having a visible safety mark on the outside of a means of containment to identify the potential hazards is part of these instructions and works to keep all individuals safe and secure from possible illness/injury caused by unmarked packaging.

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Suez Canal Incident Demonstrates Just How Much Global Supply Chains Rely On Shipping
Suez Canal Incident Demonstrates Just How Much Global Supply Chains Rely On Shipping

by Alyssa Williamson April 08, 2021

“The majority of trade between Asia and Europe still relies on the Suez Canal, and given that vital goods including vital medical equipment and PPE, are moving via these ships we call on the Egyptian authorities do all they can to reopen the canal as soon as possible.”

An estimated 12% of global trade passes through the Suez Canal, comprising more than one billion tonnes of goods each year.

Guy Platten continued: “Not only will the goods aboard the Ever Given be severely delayed on their journey, but the hundreds of other ships are also affected. The damage done to the global supply chain will be significant.”

 

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