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Shipping Hazardous Materials

In cooperation with eShipGlobal, the U-M is offering a comprehensive packaging and shipping service for hazardous materials and dry ice packages.

All non-hazardous shipments should continue to be processed through UPS CampusShip.

Location & Hours

All locations hours exclude University holidays and season days.

NCRC: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Dock 90, 2800 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor
(734) 763-8786

BSRB: 8:30am – 2:30pm
Dock, 109 Zina Pitcher Pl., Ann Arbor
(734) 763-8786

 

USING eShipGlobal

This shipping service will reduce the time, effort, and risk for you to ship a package by:

1. Having staff pick-up your shipments directly from the lab
2. Ensuring appropriate packaging is used
3. Ensuring documentation is compliant with all regulations
4. Staging the package for courier pickup

GETTING STARTED IS AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3

Step 1 - Open eShipGlobal
Step 2 - Complete required shipping information
Step 3 - Submit the request
Once your request is submitted you will receive confirmation that your request is being processed by the system administrator.

Step-by-Step User Guide (PDF)

THE U-M SHIPPING SERVICE OFFERS:

Convenience
• Web-based application
• Shortcode verification
• On-line address book
• Single point tracking of all shipments
• Automatic email notifications
• Packaging, labeling, and shipping forms completed for you
• Support for UPS and FedEx

Compliance
• System will verify via My LINC that all required training is current
• International shipments over $2,500 USD will automatically prompt for a Schedule B number
• Formatted to collect specific information based on international or domestic shipments and courier requirements
• Coming Soon - Screens the Restricted Party & Embargoed Countries lists for export control
• Broker’s information can be provided for efficient clearing of Customs in the destination country
• University contact information provided for permits and/or licenses as required

Cost Effective
This shipping service will reduce the time, effort, and risk for you to ship a package by:

• You only pay for the courier cost
• Allows for easy rate comparisons between couriers
• Required packaging materials, including dry ice, cold pack, UN regulated boxes, labels, etc. are provided at no cost when using the shipping service
• Departments using this service and providing correct content information will not be liable for any subsequent fines resulting from non-compliant shipments

Reducing Risk
• The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is legally authorized to issue a civil fine of $75,000 for each violation
• Departments using this service and providing correct content information will not be liable for any subsequent fines resulting from non-compliant shipment

For questions and support, send an email to shipping@umich.edu or call (734) 763-8786 to talk directly to a shipping consultant.

REQUIRED SHIPPING COURSES:

Before offering hazardous materials for shipments you must successfully complete the appropriate training course(s).

BLS204w – ONLINE REQUIRED- Shipping Regulations for Shipping Materials with Dry Ice
This course fulfills the requirements for: Shipping Regulations for Shipping Materials with Dry Ice.

BLS206w – ONLINE REQUIRED- Shipping Chemical Preservatives
This course fulfills the requirements for: Shipping Chemical Preservatives

BLS209w – ONLINE REQUIRED- Regulations for Shipping Biologics: Infectious Substances Category B
This course fulfills the requirements for: Regulations for Shipping Biologics: Infectious Substances Category B, Dry Ice, certain Chemical Preservatives, Exempt Specimens, and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). Note: BLS209w – Category B training fulfills the requirements for most U-M shipments.

Each of these courses must be documented and completed every two years.