LITHIUM BATTERIES – Special Provision 188 of IMDG Code 38-16

Different entries are there in UN Model Regulations for Lithium Metal and Lithium Ion batteries , the reason is to facilitate the transport of these batteries for specific modes of transport and to enable the application of different emergency response actions. What exemptions are given by special provision SP 188 for Lithium Batteries?

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Shipping defective lithium batteries

Recently the news of self-ignition and resultant fires of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones, banning of same by airline authorities and the subsequent recall of phones had reverberated throughout the world. What are the provisions for shipping defective lithium batteries by sea?

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