Buffalo Niagara Crating Service

Shipping Lithium Batteries

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1557 Military Road, Suite 2,
Kenmore, NY 14120



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Mississauga, Ontario Location
2755 Thamesgate Drive.
Mississauga ON,  L4T 1G5
Phone: 905.677.7066

The rules have changed and not knowing is not an excuse.

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance for complying with provisions applicable to the transport by air of lithium batteries as set forth in the Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) issued by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Specifically the document provides information on:

  • Definitions
  • Classification
  • Prohibitions
  • Restrictions
  • Packaging for Shipping


Have you seen all the headlines lately about Shipping Lithium Batteries by air? How are you supposed to keep up with what’s compliant, and what isn’t? There have been MAJOR changes to the movement of lithium batteries which can result in lengthy shipping delays and fines.

Lithium batteries, which are commonly used in devices such as mobile phones, power tools, laptops, cameras and children’s toys, are classified as dangerous goods and have been known to overheat under certain conditions.

At Buffalo Niagara Crating Services we take the packaging of your lithium battery shipment very serious and comply with all the shipping regulations for these items. Our trained staff of professionals will make sure that your shipment is correctly identified and classified, packaged, marked, labeled and accompanied by a Shipper’s Declaration.

In addition to our packaging services, Buffalo Niagara Crating Services also provides consulting for technology and business support for lithium batteries. This can be advice on specific technical issues, guidance on packaging requirements to broadly based support for major projects. Mississauga Crating Services also provides lithium battery training services to assist companies in the understanding of proper packaging and transport requirements.


  • UN Tested Packaging
  • Classification
  • Marking and Labeling
  • Documenting and Signing the DG Declaration for Transport

Lithium Battery Crating Ocean Shipments

Lithium Battery By air