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Lithium Battery Shipping Guidelines

​​Supporting the safe transportation of lithium batteries by air

Lithium batteries are dangerous goods and can pose a safety risk if not prepared and shipped in compliance with international transport regulations.

Let the IATA Lithium Battery Shippig Guidelines (LBSG) guide you step by step through the shipping process. It’s everything you need to safely and efficiently prepare lithium battery shipments in compliance with international air transport regulations. NEW and NOW available in the following formats:

  • NEWLBSG Online – in English, accessible from multiple platforms, and fully optimized for mobile 
  • NEW e-Download - in English and Chinese - no CD required.
  • NEW Floating License - in English and Chinese 
  • CD-ROM – in English and Chinese

​​Features 

  • Interactive Packing Examples - Interactive, animated examples of packing requirements.
  • Tabs – Open the manual in a new tab to create customized favorites or open in a dedicated section +
  • Favorites – Bookmark frequently referenced passages and sections for ease of access.
  • Annotations – Mark up the manual with your comments to adapt to your unique processes +
  • Navigation – Reference related content with just the click of a button.

+ features available on the CD ROM and eDownload versions.

Designed for you

Designed with manufacturers and shippers of lithium batteries and lithium battery powered equipment in mind, the LBSG can also be used by freight forwarders to assist them in discussions with their customers, as well as a reference by airlines and ground handlers.

LBSG Online
Media
WEB Application
Edition
3
Language
English
Regular Price
US $189
Notes
LBSG Online - Annual Subscription
Media
WEB Application
Edition
Language
English
Regular Price
US $199
Notes
LBSG Regulations (eLBSG)
Media
Floating License
Edition
2016
Language
English
Regular Price
US $995
Notes
Lithium Battery Shipping Guidelines
Media
Book
Edition
Language
English
Regular Price
US $199
Notes
Lithium Battery Shipping Guidelines
Media
CD-ROM
Edition
2016
Language
English
Regular Price
US $199
Notes
Lithium Battery Shipping Guidelines
Media
Floating License
Edition
4
Language
English
Regular Price
US $995
Notes
Lithium Battery Shipping Guidelines
Media
CD-ROM
Edition
4
Language
English
Regular Price
US $199
Notes
Lithium Battery Shipping Guidelines
Media
WEB Download
Edition
2016
Language
English
Regular Price
US $189
Notes
Lithium Battery Shipping Guidelines
Media
WEB Download
Edition
58
Language
English
Regular Price
US $199
Notes
The LBSG can also be purchased as an organization-wide floating license. Please see our Floating License offer or contact custserv@iata.org for more information. 
 

Access the LBSG Online

Contacts

Purchasing Enquiries: custserv@iata.org
 

IATA Subject Matter Experts: dangood@iata.org  

System requirements

 For LBSG (CD-ROM & eDownload):

 
  • Windows XP sp2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8*, Windows 10*
  • Intel Pentium or compatible processor
  • 16 bit colour display, 800 x 600 resolution (1024 x 768 or higher recommended)
  • CD-ROM drive (if product was delivered on CD)
  • 150 MB or more available hard disk space 
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher 
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 installer is included in the product software setup package) 
  • Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader software version 6.0 or higher (Adobe Reader software installer is included with this CD)
  • Administrator permissions during product installation and updates
  • Internet connection (for automatic updates)

* Under Windows 8 / 10, the .NET Framework 2.0 must be downloaded from Microsoft's website and installed before this IATA application. Requires internet and administrator permissions. 

Directions for LBSG Online

 
A permanent internet connection is required.
 
JavaScript is required *
 
Flash player is required ** 
 

Screen resolution

1280 x 720 or higher on a desktop is recommended 
 
The site is responsive and as such can be viewed on smaller devices, such as mobiles & tablets.  
 
Desktop Browsers
 
Primary browsers
 
IE9+
 
Safari (7+ on Mac)
 
Edge, Firefox & Chrome - each browser's latest major release and previous three major versions
 
Secondary browers
 
Any modern browser (including previous versions of Edge, Firefox & Chrome) should work in full as long as the technical requirements are met. However they are not tested and supported directly. 
 
Mobile & Mobile Devices **
 
Primary browsers
 
iOS9+ Safari
 
Firefox for Android
 
Chrome Browser
 
Secondary browsers
 
Modern browsers shipped with mobile operating systems (such as Android Lollipop or Windows 8 Phone) should work in full as long as the technical requirements are met. However they are not tested and supported directly. 
 
* Although the website is still navigable without JavaScript, some content is not accessible, such as Packaging Example animations and Classification Scenarios.
 
** Flash is used to animate the packing examples, a still image image is displayed if flash is not installed.​​
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