Lithium battery shipments in high demand

Cathay Pacific Cargo’s fire containment bags prove popular following their summer launch

Cathay Pacific Cargo’s new fire containment bags for lithium-ion batteries – which enable the carriage of shipments UN3480 PI965 Section 1A and 1B on freighter aircraft – have been very well received by customers.

The fire containment bags for lithium-ion batteries come in two sizes, for shipments of up to 30kg and 50kg (pictured) per bag. The 50kg bag is able to hold 900-1000 batteries of the type used in smartphones, for example.


Head of Cargo Market and Products John Cheng said: ‘In light of growing demand for lithium-ion battery shipments, the fire containment bags have proven to be very popular in the market. They are now available from more than 50 Cathay Pacific Group freighter destinations.’

You can read more about the fire containment bags here, or contact your local Cathay Pacific Cargo sales team for more information.