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 Shipper's Declaration” and “Cargo Aircraft Only”.

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

    • after the packing instruction number, or

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

  • Lithium ion cells 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).

Figure 1

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


Figure 2


Figure 3


IDG surcharge: Yes.

JPY 7,260 per shipment or JPY 110 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.