Battery Powered Cargo Tracking Devices / Data Loggers
IATA Guidance Document – Battery Powered Cargo Tracking Devices / Data Loggers 2017-03-27
In the past months there have been many discussions about the relevance of the Lithium Battery regulations for temperature loggers that you might add to the shipments for the sake of recording temperatures during transportation.
IATA has recently issued the attached “Guidance Document – Battery Powered Cargo Tracking Devices / Data Loggers”. The document contains a wealth of information on the subject, including two core statements regarding the exceptions for data loggers:
Please note that marking or otherwise announcing shipments to contain lithium batteries - even though they are excepted - can lead to avoidable delays and additional costs due to the necessary check procedures that are then mandatory for shipment containing dangerous goods.
Source: Lufthansa Cargo
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