Amazon slapped with fine in U.K. for shipping dangerous goods by air

Earlier this week, the Southwark Crown Court imposed a US$84,000 fine against Amazon for a series of parcels containing “dangerous goods” that the e-commerce giant attempted to dispatch by air between January 2014 and June 2015. The packages, absent any labels declaring the potentially unsafe contents, contained aerosol deodorant and loose-packed lithium-ion batteries, which were discovered only after the cargo underwent pre-departure screening by Royal Mail.

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Charles Kauffman

Charles Kauffman is the Senior Editor of Air Cargo World Magazine, and the publication's sister newsletter, Cargo Facts. Charles holds a BA in International Studies from the University of Washington, and an MA in International Relations from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He speaks Mandarin and Spanish.