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 cases under special provisions A88, A99
  • 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 restrictions on transportation of lithium batteries

We also offer: 

  • Transport of electric-powered vehicles (BEV, HEV, and EV)
  • 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

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 airline 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, ELM 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 that contain electrolyte. They can be recharged and are applicable for portable and home electronic tools – UN3480 RBI, ELI and UN3481 RLI, ELI. Lithium-ion batteries are used in such technologies as: smartphones, laptops, photo and video equipment and surveillance devices, etc.

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 15thSeptember 2017)

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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