Lithium Batteries Shipping

Get familiar with the lithium batteries & cells shipping

Important Reminder

The following types of battery products are prohibited for shipping:

1. Damaged, defective or recalled batteries are forbidden for air transport. 

2. Standalone battery or power bank is not accepted

3. Electric scooter is not accepted

If any prohibited or dangerous items are found by Spaceship, the courier, or customs, the Spaceship account owner will need to pay a minimum penalty of HKD 1,000. The pre-paid shipping cost and other associated expenses will not be refunded. It's important to note that the penalty has no maximum limit, and payment of the penalty does not exempt the Spaceship account owner, shipper and/or receiver from any legal responsibilities related to violating international transportation regulations.

Accepted Types of Battery

1. Lithium ion batteries or cells

966 Section II | UN3481 or 967 Section II | UN3481

Rechargeable (secondary) lithium ion or lithium polymer cells or batteries. Very commonly found in portable consumer electronics such as laptops, mobile phones, etc.

You can learn about lithium ion batteries shipping guide



2. Lithium metal batteries or cells

969 Section II | UN3091 or 970 Section II | UN3091

Non-rechargeable (primary) lithium metal or lithium alloy cells or batteries longer life than standard alkaline batteries / cells, and commonly used in cameras, toys, etc.

You can learn about lithium metal batteries shipping guide




Please note that the information contained in this Guide is purely illustrative and does not replace the study of the Dangerous Goods Regulations. Spaceship will not be held responsible for any inaccuracy, error or omission, regardless of cause.


Last Update: 6 Mar 2024