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Why do I need to complete My LINC training of BLS204w, BLS206w or BLS209w if I’m not the person packaging and preparing the shipment to go out?

Although M-Ship will prepare the package for shipment, you are considered the shipper of record and are responsible for answering any questions related to the contents. Ultimately, each shipper is responsible for correctly classifying the materials he or she intends to ship and must complete the training. The training provides information for the proper classification of materials that will be shipped and will ensure that the M-Ship staff have the appropriate information to properly package your materials. 

What hazardous materials shipping services are available at the University of Michigan?

eShipGlobal ensures the proper shipping of hazardous materials using a web based service. This service assures proper shipping of hazardous materials from the Ann Arbor campus.

What is a hazardous material?

A hazardous material is any item or agent (biological, chemical, radiological, and/or physical), which has the potential to cause harm to humans, animals, or the environment, either by itself or through interaction with other factors.

What is the link for eShipGlobal?

Click on the following link to access eShipGlobal https://umich.eshipglobal.com

Can I ship all my hazardous materials using this service?

No, but there are campus resources that can help with the excluded items.


Who can use the service?

Any U-M employee that has received the proper training from Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) and is shipping for university business. The level of training necessary depends on the classification of materials a person intends to ship. Further information on the training and categories of materials covered with each class is available HERE.

How much will these services cost me?

You only pay for the courier cost, required packaging material, including dry ice, cold pack, UN regulated boxes, labels, etc. are provided at no cost when using the shipping service.

Can I use these services for my ordinary lab packages, such as documents or manuals?

No. Please visit the UPS CampusShip for more information.

What is the turnaround time from when I submit a request to when I have my shipment picked up?

Your shipment will be picked up and shipped the same day, provided all the information is complete and accurate.

Who do I contact for assistance with entering an M-Ship request?

For assistance call the U-M shipping department at (734) 763-8786.

What are the hours of shipping services?

Shipping Hours; however, the hours available for questions and support are Monday through Friday from 7:00am until 6:00pm, (734) 763-8786.

All shipments submitted by 3:00pm on a business day will ship the same day provided all the information is accurate and complete. Should your shipment not be able to be shipped, a shipping consultant will reach out to you.

What U-M Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) training classes apply to this shipping service?

How/where can I change my personal information within eShipGlobal?

There are two areas where you should make these changes in eShipGlobal: (1) User profile and (2) the sender address book.