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Shipping Dangerous Goods with UPS using Campus Ship

You may be familiar with the program “Express Ship” that was created by UPS and Penn Mail Services to ship documents and packages.  This program is NOT compatible for shipping packages using dry ice to other countries.

In order to solve this problem, UPS has proposed another program, “Campus Ship”, for the University to use.  This program will ship packages containing dry ice to domestic as well as international destinations.  In addition, the marking and labeling of these packages remain consistent with IATA regulations.  Express Ship should no longer be used to ship dry ice or any biological, chemical or radioactive materials. 

In order to receive “Campus Ship” you must first be up to date with shipping training, SHIPPING & PACKAGING INFECTIOUS & BIOLOGICAL SUBSTANCES, provided by EHRS.  After completion of this training, contact Express Ship express-ship@upenn.edu  and request your new PIN code and ID for use of this program.

Description:

Carrier

Airbill/System

Addt. Notes

Training

Dry Ice with no other dangerous goods-(biological products) – Domestic

UPS

Campus Ship

Use appropriate label and markings*

Shipping training is required through EHRS

Dry Ice with no other dangerous goods-(biological products) – International

UPS or FedEx

Campus Ship (UPS)

FedEx (air waybill)

Before shipping using UPS, be cognizant of time (how long it will take to reach destination) depending on the country.

If dry ice, use appropriate label and markings*

Shipping training is required through EHRS

Biological Products-Domestic or International

UPS

Campus Ship

No markings needed on package

Shipping training is required through EHRS

Exempt human and animal specimens Domestic (with or without Dry Ice)

UPS

Campus Ship

UPS shipping label and exterior of package “exempt animal/human specimens”

If dry ice, use appropriate label and markings*

Shipping training is required through EHRS

Exempt human and animal specimens International (with or without Dry Ice)

UPS

Campus Ship

UPS shipping label and exterior of package “exempt animal/human specimens”

If dry ice, use appropriate label and markings*

Shipping training is required through EHRS

Biological substances, Category B -Domestic  (with or without Dry Ice)

UPS

Campus Ship

UN3373 label, “Biological substances, category B”, ”, if dry ice, use appropriate label and markings*

Shipping training is required through EHRS

Biological substances, Category B – International (with or without Dry Ice)

UPS

Campus Ship

FedEx may be used depending on country of destination

UN3373 label, “Biological substances, category B”, ”, if dry ice, use appropriate label and markings*

Shipping training is required through EHRS

Dangerous goods in excepted quantities (chemical only)

UPS

Campus Ship

Contact EHRS for assistance

Shipping training is required through EHRS

Chemicals limited QTY

UPS

Campus Ship

Contact EHRS (Jim Crumley) for assistance

Shipping training is required through EHRS

Dangerous goods requiring a shipping paper – Domestic (chemical only)

UPS

World Ship

Contact EHRS for assistance

Shipping training is required through EHRS

Dangerous goods requiring a shipping paper – International

(chemical only)

UPS

World Ship

Contact EHRS for assistance

Shipping training is required through EHRS

Infectious substances, Category A (with or without Dry Ice)

FedEx

Air waybill

Contact EHRS (Sue Souder) for assistance

Shipping training is required through EHRS

Dangerous goods that UPS cannot accept

FedEx

Air waybill

Contact EHRS for assistance

Shipping training is required through EHRS

Radioactive materials domestic or international

FedEx

Air waybill

Contact EHRS (Keith Brown) for assistance

EHRS will coordinate shipment and provide required instrumentation

RAM with dry ice

FedEx

Air waybill

Contact EHRS (Keith Brown) for assistance

Use appropriate label and markings*

EHRS will coordinate shipment and provide required instrumentation

* Shipping dry ice requires labeling the package with a Class 9 label and marked:  Dry Ice, UN1845, weight in kilograms.

See Penn Mail Services for more information.

 

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