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Lithium_Battery_Shipping
Posted by Gary Deutsch, Last modified by Gary Deutsch on 06 August 2016 04:21 AM

LITHIUM ION BATTERIES
Section IA
Acceptable to dangerous goods locations where UN3480
is not prohibited.
**
Cells greater than 20Wh; and Batteries greater than
100Wh
• Shipper’s Declaration required in net weight KG.
• UN specifcation packaging required (PGII standards)
• Class 9 and CAO label required
(See Figure 1 and 3)
• Dangerous goods surcharge
• State of charge (SoC) not exceeding 30% of their
rated design capacity for cells and batteries without
competent authority approval of both the state of origin
and state of the operator
Limit per package:
CAO = 35kg
~ or ~
Section II
Acceptable to all locations where UN3480 is not
prohibited.**
Cells equal to or less than 20Wh; and Batteries equal to
or less than 100Wh
• Strong rigid outer packaging
• No Shipper’s Declaration
• Completed IATA Lithium Battery Label and required
CAO label (See Figure 2 and 3)
• No Dangerous goods surcharge
• Alternate documentation needed
• State of charge (SoC) not exceeding 30% of their
rated design capacity for cells and batteries without
competent authority approval of both the state of origin
and state of the operator
Limit per package:
• Equal to or less than 2.7Wh = 2.5kg; or Greater than
2.7Wh but equal to or less than 20Wh = 8 cells; or
Greater than 2.7 but equal to or less than 100Wh =
2 batteries
• Limit of 8 cells/2 batteries per package or overpack
• Only 1 package containing Section II batteries of UN
3480 may be included in any overpack or consignment
Lithium Ion Batteries
UN3480, P.I. 965
Section IB
Acceptable to dangerous goods locations if UN3480 is not
prohibited.**
Cells equal to or less than 20Wh; and Batteries equal to or
less than 100Wh
• Shipper’s Declaration required in net weight KG.
• Strong rigid outer packaging
• Class 9 label required
(See Figure 1)
• Completed IATA Lithium Battery Label and required
CAO Label(See Figure 2 and 3)
• Dangerous goods surcharge
• Dangerous goods markings including net weight when
required
• IB on Shippers Declaration after packing Instruction
• 4 new bullets of information required on the shipper’s
declaration or alternate documentation as per packing
instructions.
• State of charge (SoC) not exceeding 30% of their
rated design capacity for cells and batteries without
competent authority approval of both the state of origin
and state of the operator
Limit per package:
CAO = 10kg

SECONDARY
RECHARGEABLE
Lithium Ion


Note:
• There are no Packing Groups for Lithium batteries in the 2016
IATA Manual. A Packing Group must not be listed on the shipper’s
declaration.
• FedEx Express will not accept any item with an A183 Special
Provision, even with a Competent Authority approval. [FX-16]
• Lithium Batteries (Secion IA/IB and Section II) must not be shipped in
the same package with the following Hazard Classes/Divisions:
1.4, 2.1, 3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 8, or 2.2 with a Cargo Aircraft Only
label. This includes All Packed in One and Overpacks. [FX-07]
• Packages prepared according to Section II of PI 965 and PI 968 must
be offered to the operator separately from other cargo and must not be
loaded into a unit load device (ULD) before offered to the operator.
** Check: http://images.fedex.com/us/services/pdf/LithiumBatteries_
Limitations.pdf
Miscellaneous DG
Figure 1
Figure 3

IF DAMAGED
DO NOT LOAD OR TRANSPORT
PACKAGE IF DAMAGED
For more information, call xxx.xxx.xxxx
Lithium ion battery
CAUTION!


Figure 2 *
* Shipper must
complete phone
number portion
of label.
March 2016 Printed or other static respresentations of this document are considered uncontrolled and Page 1 of 4
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FORBIDDEN IN PASSENGER AIRCRAFT
6
CARGO AIRCRAFT
ONLY


Effective April 1, 2016
March 2016 Printed or other static respresentations of this document are considered uncontrolled and Page 2 of 4
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Section I
Acceptable to dangerous goods locations
Only.
Cells greater than 20Wh; and
Batteries greater than 100Wh
• Strong rigid outer packaging
• Shipper’s Declaration required in net
weight KG.
• Class 9 label required
(See Figure 1)
• Dangerous goods surcharge
Limit per package:
PAX = 5kg
CAO = 35kg
~ or ~

Lithium Ion Batteries contained in
equipment
UN3481, P.I. 967


Section II
Acceptable to all locations.
Cells equal to or less than 20Wh; and
Batteries equal to or less than 100Wh
• Strong rigid outer packaging
• No Shipper’s Declaration
• Completed IATA Lithium Battery Label
(See Figure 2) when more than 4 cells or 2
batteries per package
• No Dangerous goods surcharge
• Alternate documentation needed
Limit per package:
PAX = 5kg
CAO = 5kg
Section I
Acceptable to dangerous goods locations Only
Cells greater than 20Wh; and Batteries greater
than 100Wh
• Shipper’s Declaration required in net weight
KG.
• UN specifcation packaging required (PGII
standards)
• Class 9 label required
(See Figure 1)
• Dangerous goods surcharge
• 2 spare cells or batteries maximum
Limit per package:
PAX = 5kg
CAO = 35kg

Lithium Ion Batteries packed with
equipment
UN3481, P.I. 966


~ or ~
Section II
Acceptable to all locations.
Cells equal to or less than 20Wh; and Batteries
equal to or less than 100Wh
• Strong rigid outer packaging
• No Shipper’s Declaration
• Completed IATA Lithium Battery Label (See
Figure 2)
• No Dangerous goods surcharge
• 2 spare cells or batteries maximum
• Alternate documentation needed
Limit per package:
PAX = 5kg
CAO = 5kg
LITHIUM ION BATTERIES
SECONDARY
RECHARGEABLE
Lithium Ion
Effective April 1, 2016
LITHIUM METAL BATTERIES
Section IA
Acceptable to dangerous goods locations if UN3090 is
not prohibited.**
Cells greater than 1g and Batteries greater than 2g
• Shipper’s Declaration required in net weight KG.
• UN specifcation packaging required (PGII
standards)
• Class 9 label required
(See Figure 1)
• CAO label required
• Dangerous goods surcharge
• Shipper must be on Section I (IA/IB) preapproval list
(FX-07)
Limit per package:
Must be on CAO = 35kg
~ or ~
Section II
Acceptable to dangerous goods locations if UN3090
is not prohibited.**
Cells equal to or less than 1g; and Batteries equal to
or less than 2g
• Strong rigid outer packaging
• No Shipper’s Declaration
• Completed IATA Lithium Battery Label AND
FedEx Section II label
(See Figures 3 and 4)
• No Dangerous goods surcharge
• Shipper must be on Section II preapproval list (FX-
07)
• Alternate documentation needed
Limit per package:
• Equal to or less than 0.3g = 2.5kg; or greater than
0.3g but equal to or less than 1g = 8 cells; or
greater than 0.3g but equal to or less than 2g = 2
batteries
• Limit of 8 cells/2 batteries per package or overpack
• Only 1 package containing Section II batteries
of UN
3090
may be included in any overpack or
consignment

Lithium Metal Batteries
UN3090, P.I. 968


Section IB
Acceptable to dangerous goods locations if UN3090 is not
prohibited.**
Cells equal to or less than 1g; and Batteries equal to or less
than 2g
• Shipper’s Declaration required in net weight KG.
• Strong rigid outer packaging.
• Class 9 label required
(See Figure 1)
• Completed IATA Lithium Battery Label (See Figure 3)
• Dangerous goods surcharge
• Shipper must be on Section I (IA/IB) preapproval list
(FX-07)
• IB on Shipper’s Declaration
• Dangerous goods markings including net weight when
required.
• CAO label required
• 4 new bullets of information required on the shipper’s
declaration or alternate documentation as per packing
instructions.
Limit per package:
Must be CAO = 2.5kg
PRIMARY NON-RECHARGEABLE
Lithium Metal
AT TENTION
Courier / Service Agent
DO NOT PUP AS DG
This package MUST be inspe ctedby the
origin loc ation Dange rousGoods Specialis t.
PRIMA RY LITHIUM BATTERIES --
FORBIDDEN FOR TRANSPORT
ABOARD PASSENGER AIRCRAFT
APPLY LABEL TO SMALL PACKAGES BY WRAPPING AROUND CORNER OF PACKAGE ON THE DOTTED LINE
M-10095 REV 1/09 MWI

FORBIDDEN IN PASSENGER AIRCRAFT
6
CARGO AIRCRAFT
ONLY


Figure 4
Miscellaneous DG
Figure 1

IF DAMAGED
DO NOT LOAD OR TRANSPORT
PACKAGE IF DAMAGED
For more information, call xxx.xxx.xxxx
Lithium metal battery
CAUTION!


Figure 3*
*
Shipper must
complete phone
number portion
of label.
March 2016 Printed or other static respresentations of this document are considered uncontrolled and Page 3 of 4
V 3.0 for reference-only.
Effective April 1, 2016
DISCLAIMER:
This guide is based upon the 2016 “IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations” and provides a general overview of lithium battery shipping requirements. It does not
provide complete shipping information. Consult the packing instruction and all applicable Special Provisions for the product being shipped.
These materials are provided as a courtesy, to be used as guidelines to assist properly trained shippers. These materials do not alter, satisfy, or influence any federal
or state requirements. The contents of these materials are subject to change due to constant changes in government regulations. FedEx Express accepts no liability
for loss or damage resulting from changes, errors, omissions, or misinterpretations of these materials.
March 2016 Printed or other static respresentations of this document are considered uncontrolled and Page 4 of 4
V 3.0 for reference-only.
Section I
Acceptable to dangerous goods locations
Only.
Cells greater than 1g; and
Batteries greater than 2g
• Strong outer packaging
• Shipper’s Declaration required in net weight
KG.
• Class 9 label required
• (See Figure 1)
• Dangerous goods surcharge
Limit per package:
PAX = 5kg
CAO = 35kg
~ or ~
Lithium Metal Batteries contained in
equipment
UN3091, P.I. 970
Section II
Acceptable to all locations.
Cells equal to or less than 1g; and Batteries
equal to or less than 2g
• Strong rigid outer packaging
• No Shipper’s Declaration
• Completed IATA Lithium Battery Label
if more than 4 cells and 2 batteries per
package (See Figure 3)
• No Dangerous goods surcharge
• Alternate documentation needed
Limit per package:
PAX = 5kg
CAO = 5kg
Section I
Acceptable to Dangerous goods locations
Only.
Cells greater than 1g; and Batteries greater
than 2g
• Shipper’s Declaration required in net weight
KG.
• UN specifcation packaging required (PGII
standards)
• Class 9 label required
(See Figure 1)
• Dangerous goods surcharge
• 2 spare cells or batteries maximum
Limit per package:
PAX = 5kg
CAO = 35kg
Lithium Metal Batteries packed with
equipment
UN3091, P.I. 969
~ or ~
Section II
Acceptable to all locations.
Cells equal to or less than 1g; and Batteries
equal to or less than 2g
• Strong rigid outer packaging
• No Shipper’s Declaration
• Completed IATA Lithium Battery Label (See
Figure 3)
• No Dangerous goods surcharge
• 2 spare cells or batteries maximum
• Alternate documentation needed
Limit per package:
PAX = 5kg
CAO = 5kg
PRIMARY NON-RECHARGEABLE
Lithium Metal
If you have questions please contact the Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Materials Hotline at (800) GOFEDEX and press “81” or say
dangerous goods. Press “4” to reach next available agent.
LITHIUM METAL BATTERIES Effective April 1, 2016



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