Coolants and refrigerants are used to keep temperature-sensitive products cold or frozen while in transit. Dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide) and gel packs are the most common types of coolants / refrigerants used for transport.
Preparing Dry Ice Shipments under IATA or 49 CFR
Because dry ice shipments are not regulated for ground transport, simply process these shipments to/from the U.S. 48 contiguous states as you would any of your UPS Ground shipments.
Note: Dry ice shipments to and from Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Avalon, CA must be processed as air shipments.
U.S. Domestic Air Shipments:
(1) For all diagnostic or medical treatment purposes packages shipped with dry ice (prepared under 49 CFR):
(2) For non-medical, non-hazardous U.S. domestic air packages with 2.5 kg (5.5 pounds) or less of dry ice (prepared under 49 CFR):
(3) For non-medical U.S. domestic packages with greater than 2.5 kg (5.5 pounds) of dry ice IATA or 49CFR regulations:
Note: When the contents inside a package with dry ice are hazardous materials, please follow normal UPS Hazardous Materials procedures for that commodity in preparing your shipment. For assistance, please call the UPS Hazardous Materials Support Center at 1-800-554-9964, or visit our online Hazardous Materials Guide.
Dry Ice in International Shipments:
International shipments containing dry ice may require the shipper to have a UPS International Special Commodities (ISC) contract. For more information, please contact the UPS Hazardous Materials Support Center at 1-800-554-9964, or visit the UPS Guide for Shipping Dangerous Goods Globally.