Delmar reminds clients of recent changes, pertaining to the transportation of lithium batteries, that were incorporated into the 54th edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (effective January 1, 2013). Other restrictions related to the carriage of lithium batteries by air may apply.
Lithium batteries, sometimes referred to as li-ion batteries, are frequently found in consumer products such as telephones, laptop computers, watches, as well as many other products. In accordance with dangerous goods regulations, all lithium batteries, and products that contain these batteries must be declared at time of booking.
A shipper’s booklet entitled Guidelines for Shipping Lithium Batteries by Air 2013 (54th edition) is available for purchase from IATA.
IATA’s guidance on shipments of lithium batteries can be found at: www.iata.org/whatwedo/cargo/dgr/Pages/lithium-batteries.aspx.
—Contribution from Delmar Group Inc.