In order to prepare for the 2024 changes, airlines, ground service providers, freight forwarders, shippers, airports, and manufacturers amongst others need to learn the current and upcoming regulations for air cargo operations. The essential source of these changes are the IATA manuals.
The IATA manuals are published annually to stay up-to-date with the latest state and carrier regulations, industry trends as well as best practices. As a result, in order to comply with the new regulations that come into effect January 1, 2024 and to sustain the safe and efficient transport of air cargo, you should ensure to use the latest edition as the IATA manuals are updated annually.
The annual update of the IATA manuals is completed through an extensive exercise undertaken by various working groups such as the Dangerous Goods Board (DGB) and the Live Animals and Perishables Board (LAPB). Each working group is comprised of IATA experts as well as other experts in that field who work with local governments and industry stakeholders to ensure that each IATA manual contains the most updated information on the latest regulations, trends, and best practices.
Every year, more than 350 changes are made to the IATA manuals. The videos below from the IATA experts highlight the key 2024 changes for each manual.
The latest edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) is the 65th edition.
The latest edition of the Live Animals Regulations (LAR) is the 50th edition.
The latest edition of the Perishable Cargo Regulations is the 23rd edition.
The latest edition of the Temperature Control Regulations is the 12th edition.
The latest edition of the Compassionate Transportation Manual (CTM) is the 4th edition.
The latest edition of the IATA Cargo Handling Manual (ICHM) is the 8th edition.
The latest edition of the ULD Regulations (ULDR) is the 12th edition.
The latest edition of the Airport Handling Manual (AHM) is the 44th edition.