Posts Tagged: Shipping Hazards

Two years ago this past October 1, in the face of Hurricane Joaquin’s 150-mph winds, 40-year-old cargo ship El Faro went down, sinking 15,000 feet of water to the sea floor near the Bahamas and killing 33 people on board. The worst maritime disaster for a U.S.-flagged vessel since 1983, the El Faro was one… Read More

U.S. air-safety regulators, accident investigators and pilot-union leaders are renewing their warnings regarding the hazards of shipping lithium batteries as air cargo. There’s a growing consensus that packaging and stowage safeguards for such bulk shipments are inadequate—requiring major changes in how the power cells are transported in cargo and passenger planes. In fact, there are… Read More