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2021/06/08

Lithium Battery by Air

 

· NEW Dangerous Goods Best Practice – “Best Practice for “Solar Street Light” Shipment”  ISSUED (01 Jun 2021)

  

“Best Practice for “Solar Street Light” Shipment”  新危險品最佳指引 - 太陽能路燈」最佳指引 ISSUED (01 Jun 2021)

Recently a mis-declared Lithium Battery RLI shipment had been intercepted during Air-waybill acceptance with the AWB commodity name “Solar Street Light” Shipment” 太陽能路燈, declared under UN3481 PI967 Section II ELI.  It was later found that one large batteries pack installed in equipment which is over 260Wh and therefore should be classified as RLI UN3481 Section I. 

 

It is noted that some airlines may now request for more information (see details in the Best Practice) and will ask for further verification for any shipment declared “Solar Street Light” or similar declaration as PI966/967 Section II.  Or else, the shipment and/or the related ULD will be held at CTO after clarification while forwarder may also be requested to come to CTO for open box inspection if deemed necessary. 


In this regard, Freight Forwarders and/or Shippers are highly recommended to contact the individual airlines to check their latest requirements and/or pre-arrangement if required, and to be vigilant when accepting lithium battery equipment shipment and comply to latest IATA DG regulation. 

Please note the best practice is jointly issued by the CLG-DGWG and HAFFA for industry reference only. Shippers and freight forwarders shall always follow the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, requirement of the HKCAD and the requirement of individual carriers for the air carriage of shipments containing lithium batteries at all times.

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 —  NEW Dangerous Goods Best Practice 018 –
     “Best Practice for Consigning Lithium Cells / Batteries by Airlines in Hong Kong”  ISSUED (11 Dec 2020)

 BP018 is jointly issued by the Dangerous Goods Working Group under the Carrier Liaison Group (CLG-DGWG) and HAFFA for industry reference only.

—  You are strongly requested to observe the requirements of individual carrier and forwarders for air-cargo carriage.

   

BP018 (With effect from 01 Jan 2021) ISSUED (11 Dec 2020)

In response to the latest changes in lithium batteries under the 62nd Edition IATA DGR (2021) (with effect from 01 Jan 2021), the CLG-DGWG and HAFFA have finished the BP reviewing process. Please note the number of the best practice is changed from "BP017" to "BP018" to avoid confusion in the market. That means, “Lithium Batteries Best Practice BP018” will replace “Lithium Batteries Best Practice BP017” with effect from 01 Jan 2021.   

Please note the best practice is jointly issued by the CLG-DGWG and HAFFA for industry reference only. Shippers and freight forwarders shall always follow the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, requirement of the HKCAD and the requirement of individual carriers for the air carriage of shipments containing lithium batteries at all times.

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   IATA relevant links:
 

- Guidance Document for Lithium Batteries (2021)  NEW (18 Dec 2020)
    

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IATA Dangerous Goods Regulation (DGR)

- Addendum to the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR), 62nd edition (2021) NEW (12 Jan 2021)

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- 2nd Addendum to the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR), 62nd edition (2021) NEW (25 Feb 2021)

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- IATA Guidance for Vaccine and Pharmaceutical Logistics and Distribution NEW (16 Nov 2020)

- More info on COVID-19 by IATA: https://www.iata.org/en/programs/cargo/ 

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- Significant changes to the 62nd edition (2021) of the IATA DGR  NEW (07 Sep 2020)

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—   CAD relevant links:

      Please visit: https://www.haffa.com.hk/portal/Page/Default.aspx?id=169

   


 —  Joint Seminar: DG Awareness with a Focus on the Lithium Battery, 15 Dec 2020 

 —  Dec 2020: Presentation Slides   NEW (updated on 15 Dec 2020) 

Changes in ICAO TI in year 2021 by HKCAD 

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Latest changes in IATA DGR in year 2021 by CLG-DGWG

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Supplement to 2 Questions received prior to the webinar (NEW!)

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 —  Dec 2018: Presentation Slides    (last updated on 20 Dec 2018) 

Changes in ICAO TI in year 2019 by HKCAD 

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Latest changes in IATA DGR in year 2019 by CLG-DGWG

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Latest amendment in the DGR (Appendix H)  by IATA : 
DG Training under Competency-based training & assessment (CBTA) approach. A driver for change

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 DG AutoCheck by IATA

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