Lithium battery ban on planes inconsequential for market

By Josie Shillito
Published: Thursday, 05 March 2015

The effect of banning lithium battery shipments on planes is likely to be zero. Most shipments take place by container on the ground, and lithium production has grown despite various air travel restrictions in the past years, say analysts.

Banning lithium battery shipments on airlines is unlikely to cause bottlenecks, analysts told IM, after United Airlines became the third airline to ban the transportation of lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries on its planes. ...

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