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Shipping Lithium Batteries

Due to increasing safety concerns raised by the aviation industry, the ICAO/IATA regulations governing the shipping of Lithium Batteries have been tightened and airlines consequently have to enforce these regulations more rigorously.

The safe transportation of such contents by air and the full compliance to ICAO/IATA regulations is the legal responsibility of the Shipper. In view of this fact, IATA has produced a guide to help Shippers understand and comply with the regulations.

Shipments containing Lithium Batteries requiring lithium battery marks or a lithium battery labels require dangerous goods account approval.

Lithium metal batteries packed in accordance with Section II of packing instruction 968 (loose lithium metal batteries) are forbidden in the DHL Time Definite Network.

Lithium ion batteries packed in accordance with packing instruction 965 are forbidden on passenger aircraft, DHL Express offers a limited service.

Important!

Lithium Batteries that are known or suspected to be defective or damaged present a high safety risk to personnel and property, and are not permitted on aircraft under any circumstances.
When it is known or suspected that a defective or damaged Lithium Battery is enclosed within a laptop, mobile phone or other device, the battery must be removed before DHL can accept the shipment.