Letter from the Director
At GEMC we understand that this is a very difficult time for organizations across the board trying to deal with daily changing events. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are wide reaching, and many individuals and businesses have had their incomes disrupted. Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures to support our communities and our customers. We are working diligently to continue to provide our services during this challenging time.
Offices have closed doors and warehouses are working with minimal staff. Many of us are faced with orders to Stay Home while still operating companies that require contact with the public and our employees. It is also during this time that consumer demand is at its highest, seeing exponential growth in home deliveries. We understand that everyone still requires the necessary training to ensure compliance and safety and are working with our clients to ensure they have the coverage they need.
Thank you for your understanding and support. As always, should you have any questions about shipping, handling, packing and receiving Dangerous Goods, our experts are here to help.
Stay safe and stay healthy.
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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.
“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.”