IATA Lithium Battery Shipping Guidelines 11th Edition 2024 (Digi)

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Lithium Battery Shipping Guidelines (LBSR) Digital Version 11th Edition 2024, English

Lithium batteries have become the preferred energy source to power a wide variety of consumer goods. Most people are not aware that lithium batteries are dangerous goods and can pose a safety risk.

The transport regulations applicable to lithium batteries can be difficult to navigate, therefore, IATA has created the LBSG to assist shippers of lithium batteries and equipment containing lithium batteries to meet their safety obligations.

The LBSG includes everything you need to safely and efficiently prepare lithium battery shipments in compliance with international air transport regulations.

IATA Lithium Battery Shipping Regulations (LBSR) 11th Edition 2024, English Digital Version

    • Browser access to the regulations 
    • Single user licence for Windows/Mac/Android
    • Your personal login allows for use with any device 
    • One use at a time online
    • Up to two devices offline

NOTE: The LBSR Digital Publication is accessed on line via your browser and is suitable for use on any device.

Smart luggage regulation
Baggage installed with non-removable batteries exceeding 0.3 g lithium metal or 2.7 Wh is forbidden for carriage. When the baggage is to be checked in, the lithium battery must be removed and carried in the cabin as a carry-on item.

Small lithium battery-powered vehicles
IATA issued a notice on the classification of small lithium battery-powered vehicles when shipped as cargo and the provisions that apply, specifically the wording of Special Provision A214. Devices such as balance wheels, air wheels, solo wheels, mini balance boards and hoverboards, are classified as UN 3171, battery-powered vehicles.