New lithium battery air shipment rules have taken effect.


The new IATA dangerous goods rules for lithium battery air shipments just took effect on Friday.

Starting April 1, 2016, lithium-ion batteries packed alone (UN 3480) are prohibited as cargo on passenger aircraft. This is just one of many changes taking effect for lithium battery shippers on April 1. Others include new restrictions on shipment size, a limit on state-of-charge (SoC) for lithium batteries shipped by air, and more.


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