The post made sense to me. I assumed the poster meant no lithium ion batteries because of fire risk. Same reason the make that announcement on flights in the U.S. (and perhaps other places) that if you gate check your bag, you need to take extra laptop and phone batteries out of the checked bag.
My bigger question is why air cargo would be an efficient way to ship phones and laptops. I would think a container ship would be far more cost effective, as laptop and phone shipping is not time sensitive enough to justify the much higher cost of air cargo.
There is a difference between lithium ion and lithium metal batteries, and the carriage of batteries in equipment compared to carriage of just batteries.
IATA have lithium metal batteries banned from carriage by air, lithium ion batteries contained within equipment are permitted on passenger and cargo flights. Lithium ion batteries not contained in equipment permitted on cargo only aircraft.
For passengers spare batteries need to be carried onboard so they can be accessed in flight should they malfunction.
According to Delta Cargo they can carry lithium
Ion batteries contained within equipment
“UN3091 Lithium Metal Batteries Contained in Equipment and UN3091 Lithium Metal Batteries Packed with Equipment
Section 1: These shipments are considered fully regulated and must comply with all requirements including those in Packing Instruction 970 (Contained in) and Packing Instruction 969 (Packed with) and must be accompanied by a Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods.
Section 2: Approved for transportation as long as the following requirements have been met:
Applicable cautionary verbiage on the air waybill or accompanying document per the Packing Instructions.
Lithium battery label must be applied to the package per the Packing Instructions (PI).
For PI 970: Each package containing more than four cells or more than two batteries installed in equipment must be labeled with a lithium battery handling label.
For PI 969: A lithium battery label must be applied.
Packaged per Packing Instruction 970 or 969, whichever applies.
"Lithium metal batteries in compliance with Section II of PI 970 or PI 969" must be included on the air waybill, when an air waybill is used. The information should be shown in the "Nature and Quantity of Goods" box of the air waybill.“
From https://www.deltacargo.com/Cargo/catalo ... rous-goods
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