Sending Dry Ice Shipments With Impact Express
At Impact Express we have a dangerous goods licence which means we are authorised to pack and ship parcels utilising dry ice. Many perishable items, such as medical shipments or non-hazardous chemicals, are shipped with dry ice as a refrigerant. As long as the dry ice is not chilling a dangerous good (as defined by the
U.S. Department of Transportation or the International Air Transport Association), the procedures for shipping are straightforward and easy.
When a company ships dry ice the shipment must be prepared by an employee trained in the Dangerous Goods regulations, so before you start the procedure give us a call on 01753 683700 and we will help you get your shipment ready and give you some fixed prices.
How to prepare your dry ice shipment for shipping with Impact Express
1) The Package
- Dry ice releases carbon dioxide gas which can build up enough pressure to rupture the
packaging. You must ensure the packaging you use allows the release of this pressure to prevent rupturing the package. For example, do not use steel drums or jerricans as outer packaging, and do not place dry ice within sealed plastic bags.
- Use good quality fiberboard (corrogated cardboard), plastic or wooden boxes.
- A layer of Styrofoam within a box works well as insulation. Ensure the styrofoam IS NOT sealed to be airtight.
- The maximum amount of dry ice per package is 200 kg. Exceptions: Overpacks containing dry ice and shipments which meet Special Provision A151.
2) The labels and markings
- The following package markings are required:
a. Dry Ice (or Carbon Dioxide Solid) Note: The Proper Shipping Name, namely Dry Ice (or Carbon Dioxide Solid) must be on the same surface of the package as the hazard label or Class 9 label, when package dimensions are adequate.
b. UN 1845 c. The net quantity of dry ice in the package or overpack, in kilograms (1 kg = 2 lb).
- The name and address of both the shipper and recipient must be durably marked. This information can be marked on the package itself with a magic marker or pen. • The shipper and recipient markings are satisfied when the Impact Express electronic shipping label has this information pre-printed on it.
- A Class 9 label is required. Do NOT write inside the diamond border of the label.
- The label may be attached to the package by means of a strong tag.
How much will my dry ice shipment cost?
At Impact Express every dry ice shipment is priced individually based on factors including packaging required, the weight of the package and the dimensions of the package. So if you want an accurate quote please ensure you have the following details when you call us
- The parcel weight in kg
- The parcels dimensions in cm (length x width x height)
- Destination postcode
Once you have the above details call us for a quote on 01753 683700
Will I be able to track my dry ice shipment?
From the moment your dry ice package is picked up and scanned by the driver you will be able to track your package on the the Impact Express website.
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