New IATA shipping regulation for temperature data loggers

Tem­per­a­ture data log­gers, also known as tem­per­a­ture mon­i­tor, is a portable mea­sure­ment device that is capa­ble of autonomous­ly reg­is­tra­tion tem­per­a­ture over a defined peri­od of time. The dig­i­tal data can be retrieved, viewed and eval­u­at­ed after it has been recorded.

CAPLINQ Smartlinq data log­gers are the per­fect solu­tion for ship­ments of any tem­per­a­ture-sen­si­tive prod­uct. Appli­ca­tions of USB tem­per­a­ture data log­gers include:

  • Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals
  • Blood Trans­porta­tion
  • Vac­cines
  • Epox­ies and Adhesives
  • Flow­ers, Plants & Trees
  • Var­nish­es

CAPLINQ Smartlinq data log­gers con­tain lithi­um met­al but­ton cells, and lithi­um han­dling and ship­ping requires the fol­low­ing of spe­cif­ic ship­ping reg­u­la­tions defined by IATA Dan­ger­ous Goods Reg­u­la­tions (IATA DGR).

The IATA DGR is a reli­able source of ship­ping reg­u­la­tion to help to pre­pare and doc­u­ment dan­ger­ous air ship­ments. Rec­og­nized by the world’s air­lines, the IATA DGR is an up-to-date, and user-friend­ly ref­er­ence in the indus­try. In 2016, IATA released a new ver­sion to IATA lithi­um bat­tery ship­ping regulations.

With the new updates in the reg­u­la­tion, the ship­ping of tem­per­a­ture data log­gers can con­tin­ue to be made in the same way up to 4 data log­gers in the same pack­age. When ship­ping more than 5 data log­gers in the same pack­age, the reg­u­la­tions applies that the pack­age should be labeled. As you can read detailed below.

The new IATA shipping regulations applicable to CAPLINQ Smartlinq temperature data loggers are:

  • Up to 4 data log­gers in 1 pack­age: No restric­tions and no labelling necessary
  • When pack­ing 5 or more data log­gers in 1 pack­age: Labelling nec­es­sary on indi­vid­ual pack­age. And, air way­bill should have the com­pli­ance state­ment “Lithi­um met­al bat­ter­ies in com­pli­ance with Sec­tion II of PI 970”
  • When ship­ping more than 2 pack­ages in 1 ship­ment con­tain­ing between 1 to 5 data log­gers per pack­age: Labelling nec­es­sary on indi­vid­ual pack­ages, and if used, on the out­er­box (see image below) and air way­bill should have the com­pli­ance state­ment “Lithi­um met­al bat­ter­ies in com­pli­ance with Sec­tion II of PI 970”.


With loca­tions on three con­ti­nents, CAPLINQ can dis­trib­ute the Smartlinq TDL90 tem­per­a­ture log­gers to your loca­tion with­in just a few days, and always focus­ing on safe­ty, fol­low­ing the IATA ship­ping regulations.

Vis­it to learn more about the CAPLINQ Smartlinq data log­ger or about all CAPLINQ data log­gers prod­ucts.You can also con­tact us if you have fur­ther ques­tions on CAPLINQ Smartlinq tem­per­a­ture log­gers and its ship­ping regulation.

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