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Sending Dry Ice shipments with Impact Express

Many perishable items, such as medical or non-hazardous chemicals, are shipped with dry ice as a refrigerant. As long as the dry ice is not chilling dangerous goods.

We advise you give us a call on 01753 683700 and we will help you get your shipment ready and offer a quote.


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  packaging. You must ensure the packaging you use allows the release of this pressure. 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 Note: The Proper Shipping Name, namely Dry Ice 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 marker pen.
  • Please note 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 on the factors below. If you would like a quote directly, call us on 01753 683700, please quote us the below information.

  • The parcel weight in kg
  • The parcels dimensions in cm (length x width x height)
  • Destination postcode


Will I be able to track my dry ice shipment?

All shipments are able to be tracked via our easy to use online portal, you can always give us a call.

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