Shipment/Package Information

Element Multiple Occurrence Description
ServiceType No Required. Values are:
  • EUROPE_FIRST_INTERNATIONAL_PRIORITY (for intra-Europe shipment only)
PackagingType Yes Required. Values are:
PhysicalPackaging Yes Required for packages traveling to and from the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico.

This enumeration rationalizes the former FedEx Express international "admissibility package" types (based on ANSI X.12) and the FedEx Freight packaging types. The values represented are those common to both carriers.

See Physical Packaging Types for valid package descriptions.

Weight Yes Required. Units and Value are included in this Element. Values for the Units element are:
  • LB
  • KG

The Value element must contain the actual package weight. For MPS shipments, each ship request must contain the package Weight.

TotalWeight No Required for MPS shipments. The TotalWeight element is submitted for the master package only, not the subsequent child packages. The master package (designated as 1 in the PackageCount element) contains the total package weight in the MPS shipment.

Units and Value are included in this element. Values for the Units element are:

  • LB
  • KG

The Value element must contain the actual package weight.

CustomerReferenceType No Optional. This element allows customer-defined notes to print on the shipping label. The reference element is also used to track by reference.

Valid values are:


SHIPMENT_INTEGRITY prints only on the invoice.

Note: Reference information is submitted on the shipment level. However, you may add up to three references per shipment.
CustomerReference/Value No Optional. Reference information to be associated with the CustomerReferenceType. For example, if you designate INVOICE_NUMBER in the CustomerReferenceType element, the actual invoice number associated with the package is included in the CustomerReference/Value element.
Height Yes Optional but recommended if your package type is CUSTOMER_PACKAGING.
Weight Yes Optional but recommended your package type is CUSTOMER_PACKAGING.
Length Yes Optional but recommended if your package type is CUSTOMER_PACKAGING.
Units   Required if dimensions are specified. Values are:
  • IN
  • CM
InsuredValue/Amount No Optional. You may enter a value in this element to declare additional value for this shipment. For MPS shipments, the master package should contain the total declared value for the shipment. No declared value is added to subsequent child shipments.
Note: "InsuredValue" refers to declared value of the package. FedEx does not provide insurance of any kind.
InternationalDocument ContentType No Required. Values are:
RequestedShipment/ ShipTimeStamp No Required. Time of shipment based on shipper’s time zone. Defaults to CDT.

The date format must be YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS-xx:xx. The time must be in the format: HH:MM:SS using a 24-hour clock. The date and time are separated by the letter T (e.g., 2009-06-26T17:00:00). The UTC offset indicates the number of hours/minutes (e.g. xx:xx) from UTC (e.g., 2009-06-26T17:00:00-04:00 is defined as June 26, 2009 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time).

See Physical Packaging for valid package descriptions.

RequestedShipment/Date No Required. Date of shipment. For FedEx Express international shipments, this value can be current date or up to 10 days in future.