he so-called battery is an electrochemical device that stores chemical energy and releases electrical energy when necessary. Can batteries be shipped by sea freight? What are the shipping requirements for batteries?
Can batteries be shipped by sea freight?
Batteries support sea transportation, but they need to be packaged and transported as dangerous goods.

Battery shipping requirements

  1. The battery must pass the UN 38.3 test requirements and the 1.2-meter drop packaging test.
  2. The outer packaging must be labeled with Class 9 dangerous goods and marked with the UN number.
  3. It is designed to prevent bursting under normal transportation conditions and is equipped with effective measures to prevent external short circuits and protect exposed electrodes.
  4. Sturdy outer packaging, the battery should be protected to prevent short circuit, and contact with conductive substances that can cause short circuit must be prevented within the same package.
  5. Additional requirements for batteries installed in equipment for transportation:

a. Equipment should be secured to prevent movement within the package and packaged in a manner to prevent accidental activation during transportation.

b. The outer packaging should be waterproof, or should be waterproof by using an inner lining (such as a plastic bag), unless the device itself is already waterproof due to its structural features.

  1. Batteries should be loaded on pallets to avoid strong vibration during transportation. Each vertical and horizontal edge of the pallet should be protected by corner guards.
  2. The battery loading container must be reinforced, and the reinforcement method and strength should comply with the requirements of the importing country (for example: in the United States, there are the American Association of Railroads, the American Hazardous Materials Association, the North American Chemical Industry Administration, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the United States Coast Guard, the United States Department of Transportation and the “Maritime Dangerous Goods Transport Regulations” have relevant regulations on the American reinforcement law for Class 9 dangerous goods containers). If the shipper neglects to reinforce or reinforces improperly, the container will be detained at the port of destination and an incident will occur at the terminal. There are high costs such as operating fees, storage fees, container moving fees, and re-reinforcement.
  3. Exports to North America require Class 9 dangerous goods labels to be affixed at specified locations around the container.

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