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2023 Global Dangerous Goods Confidence Outlook: Key Insights and Recommendations for a Safe DG Supply Chain

The air transport industry plays a pivotal role in global commerce, which includes dangerous goods air freight services for products critical to the supply chain. However, shipping dangerous goods (DG) / hazardous materials (hazmat) safely and compliantly has become increasingly challenging in today’s dynamic landscape. A recent collaboration between the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Labelmaster, and Hazardous Cargo Bulletin clarifies these challenges.

he air transport industry plays a pivotal role in global commerce, which includes dangerous goods air freight services for products critical to the supply chain.
Loading cargo into the aircraft before departure. Credit: Mariakray

Key Survey Insights

DG Supply Chain Infrastructure and Investment

  • 85% of DG professionals feel their infrastructure is on par or above industry standards.
  • 92% have maintained or ramped up their DG investments from the previous year.
  • However, there’s room for improvement: while 56% are satisfied with their current infrastructure, only 28% believe it’s prepared for future demands.

Challenges and Roadblocks

  • Process complexity, mis-declared DGs, and recruiting skilled personnel remain significant hurdles.
  • 72% of respondents seek more support for DG compliance.
  • Opinions about the labor market vary: 40% anticipate current challenges to continue, 32% hope for improvement, and 28% foresee difficulties sourcing qualified staff.
  • Mis-declaration of DGs remains a concern, with 56% expecting the situation to remain unchanged or deteriorate.

A Green Future

  • Sustainability is on the agenda for many, with 73% of professionals confirming their organizations’ sustainability initiatives.
  • Yet, 27% haven’t ventured into sustainability, suggesting untapped potential for industry evolution.

A Vision for Improvement

The findings emphasize the importance of streamlined processes, digitization, and upskilling. Noteworthy solutions include:

  • Simplifying Complexity: Using tools like Labelmaster’s DGIS can create repeatable processes.
  • Embracing Digital Transformation: Integrate DG software with ERP and WMS platforms. An example includes syncing DG AutoCheck through API Connect.
  • Continuous Training: Enhancing staff understanding of regulations, using innovative tools like Labelmaster’s immersive 3D experiences can bridge knowledge gaps.

Safe DG Shipment Is Essential to Air Freight Operations

The global DG supply chain is evolving. Continuous efforts, investments, and adherence to globally accepted standards are crucial for a safer and more efficient future. For detailed insights on air freight of dangerous goods and hazmat, explore the full 2023 Global Dangerous Goods Confidence Outlook.

About Labelmaster: With over 50 years of expertise, Labelmaster is a trusted partner for companies navigating complex DG and hazmat regulations. From labels to training, they offer a comprehensive suite of solutions ensuring compliance and safety.

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