Cross-Industry Platform

The industry associations of the European Union and the USA for advanced rechargeable, portable and automotive batteries – in cooperation with the battery recycling, medical equipment, automobile and electric mobility industry – have launched, an information platform on the legal requirements for the safe transport of batteries and battery-containing vehicles and equipment.

The professional transport of battery-related articles – via air, sea or road – is subject to international, national and regional regulatory frameworks, which include comprehensive administrative and operational measures to ensure safe transport at all times. The requirements apply to lead-, lithium-, nickel- and sodium-based batteries likewise. With the aim of facilitating access to battery-specific transport, packaging and reporting information, and raising awareness, makes available free and easy-to-understand content on the requirements as set out by the United Nations, the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) and other transport regulations.

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