Hero Lithium Battery

Learn how to ship lithium batteries safely and securely

Learn how to ship lithium batteries safely and securely

Shipping lithium batteries can be a complicated process, but don’t worry — FedEx will help you with all the information you need.

Shipping lithium batteries can be a complicated process, but don’t worry — FedEx will help you with all the information you need.

Looking to Ship Lithium Batteries?

While lithium batteries are often found in everyday objects, such as mobile phones and calculators, they can be fire hazards on the ground and in flight. Because all lithium batteries are considered dangerous goods, regulations are in place to ensure their safe transport. This portal provides you with the resources you need to ship your lithium batteries safely and in compliance with current IATA dangerous goods regulations.

Ion-Battery

Lithium Ion Battery

Rechargeable

Most popular battery for portable electronic devices like laptops, mobile phones, MP3 players and camcorders. These batteries can be recharged when flat.

Metal-Battery

Lithium Metal Battery

Non-rechargeable

Longer life than the normal alkaline batteries and can be used in toys, calculators. These batteries cannot be recharged and must be discarded when flat.

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Still looking for more details on lithium batteries?

Check out the detailed documentation requirements or view the frequently asked questions.

  • This guide is based upon the 2020 “IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations” and provides a general overview of lithium battery shipping requirements. It does not provide complete shipping information. Consult the packing instruction and all applicable Special Provisions for the product being shipped.
  • These materials are provided as a courtesy, to be used as guidelines to assist properly trained shippers. These materials do not alter, satisfy, or influence any governmental requirements. The contents of these materials are subject to change due to constant changes in government regulations. FedEx Express accepts no liability for loss or damage resulting from changes, errors, omissions, or misinterpretations of these materials.