IATA AGM 2014: Lithium battery shipping guidelines released

30th May 2014
IATA AGM 2014: Lithium battery shipping guidelines released

The International Air Transport Association has announced the release of the first edition of the Lithium Battery Shipping Guidelines, providing comprehensive guidance on how to safely ship lithium batteries and products containing Lithium batteries.

The LBSG brings together all of the relevant content of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, as well as detailed examples on packing, marking, labelling and documentation.

Lithium batteries are safe to transport provided that they are designed, tested, manufactured and packaged in accordance with the global transport safety standards. Therefore it is essential that shippers comply with the relevant dangerous goods regulations to meet their safety obligations. 

The LBSG is a complete guide for shippers.

It is being released as a CD-ROM with an embedded, interactive PDF file enabling users to bookmark frequently referenced passages and annotate the manual to customize it to their own unique processes.

Features include:

  • Regulatory overview.
  • Classification.
  • Packing Instructions with animated packing examples.
  • Marking and labelling diagrams.
  • Documentation examples.
  • Sample checklist for shippers and freight forwarders.


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