In our tech-savvy world lithium batteries are commonly used in a variety of consumer goods, from portable electronic devices, such as laptop computers, tablets, smartphones, household goods and children’s toys, up to serious airplane equipment and machinery. Providing an important advantage of relative lightweight, lithium batteries are not flawless. Their transportation comes with a number of restrictions and requirements in terms of safety and consistency. ABC team provides delivery solutions for lithium batteries, which are classified as Dangerous Goods (Class 9) due to possible spontaneous inflammation, in strict compliance with the latest industry standards and regulations. With ABC you can fully count on finding experienced support and expertise your shipment needs. Always. Worldwide.

Your benefits

  • Acceptance of all types of lithium metal and lithium-ion batteries, both single and in an equipment, throughout entire ABC network, including batteries under A88, A99, etc
  • Full compliance with IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and ICAO Technical Instructions
  • Highly customized logistics solutions with personal attention
  • 24/7 surveillance of shipments
  • Certified and skilled specialists with the right knowledge of dangerous goods and lithium batteries transportation
  • No additional loading restrictions on transportation of lithium batterie plus possibility to use the whole aircraft capacity for transportation of lithium batteries 

We also offer 

  • Transport of electric-powered vehicles (BEV, HEV, and PHEV)
  • Opportunities to obtain exemptions and approvals for carriage of certain batteries
  • Assistance with testing for safe transportation and obtaining of the respective report (UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, Part III, subsection 38.3)
  • Special training course ‘Transportation of lithium batteries’ by certified trainers
  • Advisory support with respect to ready-for-carriage procedures
  • User-friendly Operator Variations

Spreading power over continents

Depending on the type of the battery, our team of energy professionals will advise you on transport solutions tailored exactly to your needs. We at ABC make your experience simple and fast by dedicating dangerous goods specialists in HQ and at regional stations. They possess knowledge, required industry certificates, skills and expertise to handle each lithium battery delivery with precise care and attention. In order to guarantee high level of safety there are additional requirements to be met before cargo acceptance, which are documented in DGR IATA under Operator Variations RU-02, RU-03, RU-04.

What kinds of Lithium batteries do we transport?

Lithium metal batteries

have lithium as a main component - UN3090 RBM, EBM and UN3091 RLM, ELM.

These high charge density batteries are non-rechargeable, and are mostly used in remote control tools, calculating machines and watches.


Lithium ion batteries

lithium batteries are the types of rechargeable batteries that use lithium ions as a key component of its electrochemistry. They are characterized by the transfer of lithium ions between the electrodes during the charge and discharge reactions and are applicable for portable and home electronic tools – UN3480 RBI, EBI and UN3481 RLI, ELI. Lithium-ion batteries are used for smartphones, laptops, photo and video equipment and surveillance devices, and are the growth driver for emerging development of electric vehicles.

You are always welcome to e-mail us  abc DG   and you can download important documents  here


Below you will find classifications of Lithium ion batteries and Lithium metal batteries as well as an overview of packing requirements and declaration instructions.

Important informations about transportation of Lithium batteries

DG Airline Variations - Addendum on Lithium Battery for

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (update April 8th 2020)

abc DG| Li product brochure

General information on how we transport lithium batteries

Overview of packaging and documentation instructions for


Overview of packaging and documentation instructions for


LITHIUM BATTERY DECLARATION (for RU-04 variation) as pdf

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