Briefing Leaflet

International shipments of lithium batteries

Nov 05, 2013


Effective January 1, 2013, new rules impacting international shipments of lithium batteries became effective in Packaging Instructions 965 and 968 of the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air. As a result of these new rules, pilots may see an increase in the number of battery cargo shipments listed on pilot notification forms.

This Briefing Leaflet provides an overview of the changes and recommendations for pilots on the carriage of dangerous goods.