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Are Dry Cell Batteries Hazardous? And How Are Batteries Transported?

batteries transported

Dry batteries are not hazardous, they can be transported as general cargo without special restrictions

The batteries are considered to be “Dry battery” batteries and are unregulated for purpose of transportation by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), International Civil Aviation Administration (ICAO), International Air Transport Association (IATA) and International Maritime Dangerous Goods Regulations(IMDG).

In general, all batteries in all forms of transportation (by sea, land or air) must be packaged in a safe and responsible manner. Regulatory concerns from all agencies for safe packaging require that batteries be packaged in a manner that prevents short circuits and be contained in

 “strong outer packaging” that prevents spillage of contents.

#1-Air Transport (Icao-Iata / Dgr 63nd)

air transport

UN Number: N/A

(According to IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations(DGR) 63rd Edition, Dry battery is not in the scope of Dangerous Goods,no corresponding UN No)

UN Proper Shipping Name:  N/A

Transport hazard class:  N/A

(According to IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations(DGR) 63rd Edition,No hazards identification, the dry battery is not subject to IATA DGR,no corresponding transport hazard class)

Subsidiary risk: N/A

Packaging group: N/A

Packaging Sign: N/A

Other information: Special provision A123 under IATA DGR 63rd edition.

Special precautions for user: N/A

Marine Pollutant (Y/N): No

#2-Sea Transport (Imdg Code 39-18 Edition)

sea transport 1 1

UN Number: N/A

(According to IMO International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code(2020 Edition) , Dry battery is not in the scope of Dangerous Goods, no corresponding UN No)

UN Proper Shipping Name: N/A

Transport hazard class: N/A

(According to IMO International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code(2020 Edition) ,No hazards identification, the dry battery is not subject to IMO IMDG, no corresponding transport hazard class)

Subsidiary risk: N/A

Packaging group: N/A

Packaging Sign: N/A

Other Information: N/A

Special precautions for user:N/A

Special provisions: N/A 

Marine Pollutant (Y/N): No

#3-Land Transport(Tdg)

land transport

UN Number: N/A

UN Proper Shipping Name: N/A

Transport hazard class: N/A

Subsidiary risk: N/A

Packaging group: N/A

Packaging Sign: N/A

Other Information: N/A

Special precautions for user:N/A

Special provisions: N/A 

Marine Pollutant (Y/N): No

Carl Zhang

Carl Zhang

I am a senior sales with 15 years in the battery industry and a bachelor's degree in economics.
I will be sharing some of my expertise on batteries and my insights into the battery industry in my blog, which should help you with your purchases in China.

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