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Ship dangerous goods safely across the globe

Give your dangerous goods the attention they deserve. Rely on a capable and highly trained team with over three decades of experience shipping internationally, throughout Europe and to domestic markets.

Experience. Speed. Coverage.

In the world of dangerous goods, there’s value to shipping with an industry leader. We know the regulations. We understand your industry’s logistics needs. And it’s our to ensure your goods reach their destination safe and sound.

Your dangerous goods are in good hands — we have:

  • More than 30 years of experience handling dangerous goods
  • Over 15 years as a member of the IATA
  • An ISO 9001-2008 certification
  • The best transit times to North America
  • The widest geographical coverage in the industry
  • Dedicated storage areas, aircraft space and linehaul
  • No pre-shipping contractual requirement

Use these two express services, engineered for shipping dangerous goods

Built to ship quickly and efficiently, FedEx International Priority® (up to 68kg per package) or FedEx International Priority® Freight (between 68kg and 1,000kg per item) are the perfect combination of speed, reliability and safety.

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Easily prepare special shipments

Automation Tools

Shipping dangerous goods starts with one of our customer automation tools like FedEx Ship Manager. Accessed through fedex.com, this powerful solution gives you unparalleled insight and control over your shipments, especially those needing special attention.

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Packaging

Make sure to pack, label and document your dangerous goods shipments according to international air (IATA) or European ground (ADR) regulations.

FedEx branded packaging may NOT be used to ship dangerous goods or dry ice, with the exceptions of:

  1. UN3373, Biological Substance Category B may be shipped in the FedEx UN3373 Pak.
  2. Authorized Lithium Battery Section II shipments may be shipped in FedEx branded boxes and tubes.
For faster & more accurate shipment processing, use predefined dangerous goods package labels and marks as per IATA guidelines.

Ship the following types of dangerous goods with FedEx

Acceptance of commodities may depend on the consignment size and weight, the class, country as well as origin and destination zip code. Please contact Customer Service for further details.

Hazard class Division Label Description of possible Dangerous Goods shipped with FedEx
Accessible Dangerous Goods:
Class 1 1.1-1.6 Explosives Not accepted
Class2 2.1 Flammable Gas Accepted
2.2 Non-Flammable Gas Accepted
2.3 Poison Gas Not accepted
Class 3 3 Flammable Liquid Accepted
Class 4 4.1 Flammable Solid Accepted
4.2 Spontaneously Combustible Material Accepted
4.3 Dangerous When Wet Material Accepted
Class 5 5.1 Oxidizer Accepted
5.2 Organic peroxide Accepted
Class 8   Corrosive Accepted in most cases
Inaccesible Dangerous Goods:
Class 6 6.1 Poison - Toxic Accepted**
6.2 Infectious Sustances Only category B UN3373 accepted
Class 7  
Radioactive Material Not accepted
Class 9   Miscellaneous Accepted

* Acceptance of commodities may depend on the consignment size and weight, the class, country as well as origin and destination zip code. Please contact Customer Service for further details.

** Classes 6.1 I and 6.1 II only with special packing, Classes 6.1 III accepted.

Get industry-leading coverage and transit times

Expand the reach of your business farther than you ever thought possible — ship dangerous goods to and from 60 countries and ship dry ice to and from 90 countries1.

Country Dangerous Goods Dry Ice
Afghanistan
Anguilla -
Antigua -
Argentina
Aruba
Austria
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Belgium
Belize -
Bermuda -
Bolivia -
Brazil
British Virgin Islands -
Bulgaria
Canada
Cayman Islands -
Chile
Colombia
Croatia
Curacao -
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominica -
Dominican Republic -
Ecuador -
El Salvador -
Finland
France
French Guiana -
Germany
Grenada
Guadeloupe -
Guam -
Guatemala -
Guyana -
Haiti -
Honduras -
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland -
India
Indonesia -
Ireland, Republic of
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Korea, South
Kuwait
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Mexico
Monaco
Montserrat -
Netherlands (Holland)
Nicaragua -
Norway
Panama
Paraguay -
Peru -
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar -
Saudi Arabia - -
Singapore
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Martin/St Maarten
St. Vincent
St.Lucia
Suriname -
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan, Republic of China
Thailand
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands -
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay -
Venezuela -

1 UN3373 Dangerous Goods can be shipped to over 220 countries and territories worldwide. Details per country can be found at: http://www.fedex.com/us/dangerous-goods/index.html or by contacting Customer Service.

Get the facts on shipping with dry ice

  • If dry ice is used to refrigerate dangerous goods:
    • Make sure to identify, classify, pack, mark and label your dangerous goods shipments
    • Shipper’s Declaration is required
    • Dangerous goods surcharge applies
  • If dry ice is used to refrigerate non-dangerous goods such as perishables:
    • Make sure to identify, classify, pack, mark and label your dry ice shipments
    • Shipper’s Declaration not required
    • Dry ice surcharge applies
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Ship your lithium batteries safely and efficiently

Being classed as dangerous goods, when shipped, lithium batteries must be correctly identified and classified, and in some cases be packaged, marked, labeled and accompanied by a Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods. FedEx provides advice on the required documentation, labeling, packaging and preapproval process for the specific category of lithium batteries you plan to ship. Please click here to find out more and/or contact your local FedEx Customer Service.

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