Best Practice for the Acceptance of Cargo Consignments
Lithium Batteries Best Practice - 011
Important Notes for All Lithium Cells / Batteries of All Sections:
- Each cell and battery must have completed the UN38.3 test.
- Cells and batteries must be manufactured under a quality management programme.
- Waste cells and batteries, cells and batteries being shipped for recycling or disposal, and / or cells and batteries that
have been damaged or identified by the manufacturer as defective for safety reasons are forbidden for air transport.
- Cells and batteries must be protected so as to prevent short circuits.
- Shippers / forwarders must make all relevant supporting documents (i.e. UN38.3 test report, MSDS, etc) available to
individual carrier upon request. Individual carrier reserves the right to request and review any related supporting
document of the shipment.
Best Practice for Consigning Lithium Cells / Batteries in Hong Kong
Following the latest changes on Lithium Cells / Batteries shipment as per the 55th edition of IATA Dangerous Goods
Regulations, the Lithium Battery Best Practice 011 will replace Best Practice 010 and with effect from 1 January 2014.
Shippers consigning Lithium Cells and / or Batteries from 1 January 2014 and onwards are required to follow the best
practice as stated below.
Part 1 - Cells / Batteries Shipped as “Excepted” Dangerous Goods [Section II]
55th edition of IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) highlights the following criteria:
A. Identification of Cells / Batteries
1. Lithium Ion Cells / Batteries
 Must comply with Dangerous Goods Regulations “Section II” of PI965, PI966, and PI967.
Table 1: Section II - Lithium Ion Cells / Batteries
PI
Description
Cells /
Batteries
Capacity
Package Limit
Per Cell /
Battery:
Not more
than 2.7Wh
2.5kg
965
966
967
Lithium Ion Batteries
Lithium Ion Batteries
Packed with Equipment
Lithium Ion Batteries
Contained in Equipment
 Per Battery:  Per Cell:
Greater than
 Per Cell:
Greater than
2.7Wh but
not more
than 20Wh
8 Cells
2.7Wh but
not more
than 100Wh
Not more than 20Wh
Per Battery:
Not more than 100Wh
2 Batteries
Per Cell:
Not more than 20Wh
Per Battery:
Not more than 100Wh
5kg
5kg
2. Lithium Metal Cells / Batteries
 Must comply with Dangerous Goods Regulations “Section II” of PI968, PI969, and PI970.
Table 2: Section II – Lithium Metal Cells / Batteries
PI
Description
Per Cell /
Battery:
Not more
than 0.3g
lithium
Cells /
Batteries
Capacity
Package Limit
2.5kg
968
969
970
Lithium Metal Batteries
Lithium Metal Batteries
Packed with Equipment
Lithium Metal Batteries
Contained in Equipment
 Per Cell:
 Per Battery:  Per Cell:
Greater than
Greater than
0.3g but not
more than
1g lithium
0.3g but not
more than 2g
lithium
8 Cells
2 Batteries
Not more than 1g lithium
Per Battery:
Not more than 2g lithium
Per Cell:
Not more than 1g lithium
Per Battery:
Not more than 2g lithium
5kg
IMPORTANT:
Item  ,  and  of Table 1 and Table 2 must not be combined in the same package.
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5kg
B. Documentation Requirements
Step 1) Information on MAWB in “Nature and Quantity of Goods” Box
a) The type of batteries: “Lithium ion batteries” / “Lithium metal batteries”
b) The text: “in compliance with Section II of”
c) The relevant Packing Instruction: PI965 / PI966 / PI967 / PI968 / PI969 / PI970
Example: Lithium metal batteries in compliance with Section II of PI969.
Step 2) Information on a Separate Document (see sample)
The lithium battery declaration document must have the shipper’s name in CAPITAL LETTERS (no need to stamp)
and must include the following information:
a) Shipper’s name and address.
b) Consignee’s name and address.
c) House air waybill number if applicable.
d) The type of cells or batteries: “The package contains ‘Lithium ion cells’ / ‘Lithium ion batteries’ / ‘Lithium
metal cells’ / ‘Lithium metal batteries’.
e) The Packing Instruction (PI) that the shipment has been complied with.
Example: “In compliance with Section II of PI965”
f) The number of packages, and the net weight of each package or (declare) the net weight of each package does
not exceed the maximum net quantity limitation of the relevant Packing Instruction.
Example for Section II PI965: 2 packages, each package contains 8 cells or less.
Example for Section II PI966: 5 packages, 3 x 2kg and 2 x 3kg or each package contains 5kg or less net.
g) A declaration that the consignment does not contain any damaged and/or defective batteries.
h) The text: “The package must be handled with care, and a flammability hazard exists if the package is damaged.”
i) (Specify) the special procedures to be followed in the event the package is damaged, to include inspection and
repacking if necessary.
j) A telephone number for additional information.
k) For overpack, “Overpack Used”, number of package and net weight of each package must be clearly stated.
* Should the shipment under the same shipper contains packages prepared in compliance with more than one Packing
Instruction (PI), a single declaration is also acceptable provided that the shipper clearly lists out items with relevant PI for
referencing.
*A printed copy can be accepted.
C. Packaging and Labelling Requirements
1. Strong outer packaging which provides protection from damage or compression to the batteries.
2. Each package must be labeled with a lithium battery handling label.
3. The label must indicate the applicable battery type (“Lithium ion cells / batteries” or “lithium metal cells /
batteries) and contain a telephone number for additional information.
D. Please Observe
 Individual carrier requirements.
 States and operators variations.
E. Exceptional Handling
[PI967 / PI970] For package containing not more than 4 cells or not more than 2 batteries installed in equipment
under Section II of PI967 / PI970:
1. Lithium battery handling label is NOT REQUIRED to be affixed on the package.
2. Part 1 (B) – Step 2 – “Information on a Separate Document” does not apply here.
3. Declare on MAWB or an alternate document with the following:
 Package contains 4 cells or less; or
 Package contains 2 batteries or less.
4. Exemption for button cell batteries installed in equipment (including circuit boards) is only subject to the
decision of individual carriers. Please check with your airlines accordingly.
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Part 2 - Cells / Batteries shipped as Dangerous Goods, Class 9 [Section IA / Section I / Section IB]
55th edition of IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) highlights the following criteria:
Type One: Lithium Cells / Batteries Shipped as Class 9 [Section IA / Section I]
A. Identification of Cells / Batteries
1. Lithium Ion Cells / Batteries
Table 5: Section IA & Section I Lithium Ion Cells / Batteries
PI
Description
Cells /
Batteries
Capacity
Package Limit
965
966
967
Lithium Ion Batteries
[Section IA]
Lithium Ion Batteries
Packed with Equipment
[Section I]
Lithium Ion Batteries
Contained in Equipment
[Section I]
Per Cell:
Greater than 20Wh
Per Battery:
Greater than 100Wh
PAX Limit
5kg
CAO Limit
35kg
Per Cell:
Greater than 20Wh
Per Battery:
Greater than 100Wh
PAX Limit
5kg
CAO Limit
35kg
Per Cell:
Greater than 20Wh
Per Battery:
Greater than 100Wh
PAX Limit
5kg
CAO Limit
35kg
 Must comply with Section IA of PI965 or Section I of PI966 / PI967.
2. Lithium Metal Cells / Batteries
Table 6: Section IA & Section I Lithium Metal Cells / Batteries
PI
Description
Cells /
Batteries
Capacity
Package Limit
968
969
970
Lithium Metal Batteries
[Section IA]
Lithium Metal Batteries
Packed with Equipment
[Section I]
Lithium Metal Batteries
Contained in Equipment
[Section I]
Per Cell:
Greater than 1g lithium
Per Battery:
Greater than 2g lithium
PAX Limit
2.5kg
CAO Limit
35kg
Per Cell:
Greater than 1g lithium
Per Battery:
Greater than 2g lithium
PAX Limit
5kg
CAO Limit
35kg
Per Cell:
Greater than 1g lithium
Per Battery:
Greater than 2g lithium
PAX Limit
5kg
CAO Limit
35kg
 Must comply with Section IA of PI968 or Section I of PI969 / PI970.
B. Documentation requirement
Valid and duly completed Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods (DGD) form.
C. Packaging & Labelling Requirements
1. UN Specification packaging that meets the Packing Group II performance standards must be used, except
PI967 and PI970.
2. Each package must be labeled with a Class 9 hazard label.
D. Please Observe
1. Individual carrier requirements.
2. States and operators variations.
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Type Two: Lithium Cells / Batteries Shipped as Class 9 [Section IB]
A. Identification of Cells / Batteries
1.
Lithium Ion Cells / Batteries
Table 3: Section IB Lithium Ion Cells / Batteries
PI
965
Description
Cells /
Batteries
Capacity
Lithium Ion Batteries
Per Cell:
Not more than 20Wh
Per Battery:
Not more than 100Wh
Package Limit
10kgG (Gross Weight)
 Must comply with Dangerous Goods Regulations
“Section IB” of PI965.
2.
Lithium Metal Cells / Batteries
Table 4: Section IB Lithium Metal Cells / Batteries
PI
Description
Cells /
Batteries
Capacity
Package Limit
968
Lithium Metal Batteries
Per Cell:
Not more than 1g lithium
Per Battery:
Not more than 2g lithium
2.5kgG (Gross Weight)
 Must comply with Dangerous Goods Regulations
“Section IB” of PI968.
B. Documentation Requirements
Step 1) Valid and duly completed Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods (DGD) form
Step 2) Information on a Separate Document (see sample)
a) The type of cells or batteries: “The package contains ‘Lithium ion cells’ / ‘Lithium ion batteries’ / ‘Lithium
metal cells’ / ‘Lithium metal batteries’.
b) The text: “The package must be handled with care, and a flammability hazard exists if the package is
damaged.”
c) (Specify) the special procedures to be followed in the event the package is damaged, to include inspection and
repacking if necessary.
d) A telephone number for additional information.
* Should the shipment under the same shipper contains packages prepared in compliance with more than one Packing
Instruction (PI), a single declaration is also acceptable provided that the shipper clearly lists out items with relevant PI for
referencing.
*A printed copy can be accepted.
C. Packaging and Labelling Requirements
1. Strong outer packaging which provides protection from damage or compression to the batteries.
2. Each package must be labeled with a Class 9 hazard label and a lithium handling label.
3. The label must indicate the applicable battery type (“Lithium ion cells / batteries” or “lithium metal cells /
batteries) and contain a telephone number for additional information.
D. Please Observe
1. Individual carrier requirements.
2. States and operators variations.
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Part 3 – Completing the “Shipper Letter of Instruction – SLI”
Shippers must clearly indicate below information on SLI:
1. The type of cells or batteries:
 Lithium ion cells / Lithium ion batteries / Lithium metal cells / Lithium metal batteries
2. The relevant Packing Instruction: “PI965 / PI966 / PI967 / PI968 / PI969 / PI970”
3. Section of Packing Instruction referring: “Section I / Section IA / Section IB / Section II”
Remark:
This best practice is jointly issued by Carrier Liaison Group – Dangerous Goods Working Group (CLGDGWG) and HAFFA for industry reference only. You are strongly requested to observe the requirements of
individual carrier and forwarders for air-cargo carriage.
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