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Video: Shipping Lithium Batteries in 2024

Posted on 2/15/2024 by Lion Technology Inc.

This video outlines important considerations for shippers of lithium batteries in 2024: Identifying current modal regulations that apply to lithium-ion and metal cells and batteries, reckoning with recent regulatory updates (especially for air shipments), training and re-training employees to comply with 49 CFR, IATA DGR, and IMDG Code requirements, and more.

Video: Shipping Lithium Batteries in 2024

Lithium Battery Shipper Ultimate Guide

if you’re brand new to lithium battery shipping, there are 4 key principles you need a grasp of to ship them. Lion created an ultimate guide to these four keys that you can grab for free right now.

That guide is packed with important details—especially for beginners, about the types of lithium cells and batteries; Watt-hour rating; shipping batteries alone vs. in or with equipment, and insights for air and ocean shipping.  

Recent Lithium Battery Regulation Changes

The most impactful changes for lithium battery shippers apply to air shipments only, for the most part, and include (but are not limited to) revisions that:

  • Eliminate exceptions available for some smaller lithium cells and batteries shipped by air,
  • Make changes to package markings,
  • Add a Test Summary requirement for manufacturers and distributors, and
  • Amend several IATA DGR Packing Instructions.

For a more detailed look at what’s changed for lithium battery shippers in recent years, check out the Shipping Lithium Batteries by Air in 2023 video here.

For up to date, reliable training to ship lithium batteries by ground, air, or vessel, in compliance with US and international regulations in 2024, head to Lion.com/Lithium to browse a variety of courses and learning formats including the self-paced Shipping Lithium Batteries Online Course and live, instructor-led webinars delivered all year long.

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