Batteries containing lithium, have become indispensable in our everyday life, private as well as business life.However, due to their high energy density, lithium batteries are not only efficient energy storage but pose a certain risk potential. Lithium batteries are classified as dangerous goods and therefore they are subject to strict dangerous goods regulations with regards to their manufacturing process, the approval process, the packaging, and the transport itself, depending on the lithium content and nominal energy. Nevertheless, sometimes incidents occur when it comes to the international transport of lithium batteries in which the batteries release dangerous gases (degassing), leak corrosive liquids, generate significant heat, or cause a fire.JET Freight are professional in the international transport of dangerous goods and lithium batteries by offering our clients reliable and efficient transport solutions based on the international dangerous goods regulations - IMDG- Code (sea transport), IATA-DGR (air freight) etc.
The legal requirements for dangerous goods with regards to packaging, documentation, or the transport itself greatly vary, depending on the mode of transport, nominal power, lithium content, classification, and condition or final destination of the lithium batteries, regulated by the respective sections, special regulations or packaging instructions.
Besides the specific requirements, however, there are also generally applicable regulations, such as the charge level of the battery, the appointment of a dangerous goods officer for the various modes of transport, manufacturing processes under a quality assurance program or compliance, and proof of the "UN Manual of Tests and Criteria " Chapter 38.3.
In this context, our team would like to assist you by developing a holistic solution.