Lithium batteries

Ship Lithium batteries the correct way

There are many variations when it comes to lithium batteries. Even though there are ‘only’ 4 UN numbers related to both lithium-ion batteries and lithium metal batteries, there are many other factors that have influence on the variants. For example, the levels of power capacity (Watt hours) and different regulations. On top of that, they are considered as dangerous goods. Therefore, it can be quite complex to find out how to ship them in the right way.


How to find the correct shipping method?

To keep it as simple and easy as possible, we have created an overview that includes all possibilities for all modes of transport. To be precise, there are more than 250 variations. In one clear view, you can find information on packing instructions, quantities, requirements of shipper’s declarations, labeling and more. The overview presents this information per UN number, variant, and regulation.

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Variants and DGMIDs

Because of the many variants, we have connected our own defined unique identifiers, named DGMIDs, to each variant. This comes in handy when digitalizing your transports and need a standard for digital data exchange.

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Changes in UN Numbers

There are many more UN numbers than those for lithium batteries. Updates in regulations have an impact on both of these. Therefore, we have created an overview of new, changed and deleted UN numbers.