Packing Instruction Type :

965 Section IB | UN3480

What you need to know to ship lithium batteries?

Required Documents

  • Shipper's Declaration required

  • Ensure the FedEx air waybill indicates the following statements "Dangerous Goods as per attached Shippers Declaration” and “Cargo Aircraft Only”

  • The letters "IB" must be entered on the Shipper's Declaration either.

    • after the packing instrction number, or

    • in the authorization column
       
  • Lithium ion batteries must be offered for transport at a state of charge (SoC) not exceeding 30% of their rated capacity.

  • Lithium ion batteries with a state of charge greater than 30% of their rated capacity may only be offered for transport, on cargo aircraft only, with the prior approval of the State of Origin and the State of the Operator under the written conditions established by those authorities.

Required Packaging and Labelling

  • Strong rigid outer packaging

  • Completed Lithium Battery Mark (Figure 1) with a CAO Label (Figure 3) on the same surface with Class 9 Lithium Battery Label (Figure 2)
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Figure 1

Shipper must complete battery type – UN number (*) and phone number (**) portions of label

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Figure 2

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Figure 3


Surcharges

IDG surcharge: Yes.

AUD 83.90 per shipment or AUD 1.20 per kg, whichever is greater. A minimum billable weight may apply.

(*): The amount may varied based on the local billing currency

Other surcharges may be applied depend on your shipment’s requirements. Click here for further details.


Origins and Destinations

Customers can drop off shipments at FedEx World Service Center® locations. Click here to find your nearest FedEx World Service Centre®.

FedEx Authorized Service Center® locations do not accept any lithium battery shipments.

Ship from Australia

Origin locations Accepted
Sydney  Yes
Melbourne Yes
Brisbane Yes
Gold Coast Yes
Adelaide -
Perth -
Canberra Yes
Destination Locations Accepted
China All locations -
France All locations Yes
Germany All locations Yes
Guam All locations -
Hong Kong All locations Yes
India All locations Yes
Indonesia All locations -
Japan All locations Yes
Malaysia All locations Yes
New Zealand Aukland -
Philippines1 All locations Yes
Singapore All locations Yes
South Korea All locations Yes
Taiwan All locations Yes
Thailand2 All locations Yes
UAE All locations Yes
USA3 All locations Yes
Vietnam All locations -

Ship to Australia

Destination locations Accepted
Sydney Yes
Melbourne Yes
Brisbane Yes
Gold Coast Yes
Adelaide -
Perth -
Canberra Yes
Origin Locations Accepted
China All locations -
France All locations -
Germany All locations -
Guam All locations -
Hong Kong All locations Yes
India All locations -
Indonesia All locations -
Japan All locations Yes
Malaysia All locations Yes
New Zealand Aukland -
Philippines1 All locations Yes
Singapore All locations Yes
South Korea All locations Yes
Taiwan All locations Yes
Thailand2 All locations Yes
UAE All locations -
USA3 All locations Yes
Vietnam All locations Yes

1 Philippines: Service limited to BNQ (Pasay City), CUJ (Cavite), CYU (Clark), CYZ (Quezon City), LWA(Laguna), MNL(Manila), PAG(Pasig) and SFE(Subic) locations only.

2 Lithium battery shipment to locations HHQX (Bangna, Samutprakarn), NAKA (Nakorn Ratchasima), HKTA (Phuket), CNXA (Chiang Mai) and LPTA (Lumpoon) must use Broker Select Option service only (no FedEx clearance and no FedEx delivery). Lithium battery shipments have a daily storage fee.

3 USA: All Section II lithium batteries bearing the Caution label are prohibited to these Alaska locations. This includes but is not limited to thoseWhich bear the Cargo Aircraft Only label as well as the FedEx Express Section II label. HAWAII: Prohibited to the Kalaupapa area of the island of Molokai, zip code 96742.