Shipping with dry ice can seem complex, but UPS is here to help with the information you need, plus custom solutions for dry ice shipping across your supply chain. For example, there are various UPS Temperature True options for healthcare shippers who need cold chain solutions. Customers can buy specialized packaging, as well as get advice on which solutions will work best for their product, shipping mode and time in transit.
It’s crucial to arrive at the right shipping method and duration for dry ice shipping, says Van den Bossche.
“For risk mitigation, I will always factor in extra time for transit, especially if we are shipping healthcare products internationally, since the shipment could have a customs hold.”
Detailed preparation reduces the possibility that someone along the chain will need to open the box and add dry ice.
Says Van den Bossche, “Once the product is in the box, we want to keep it closed up until final arrival.”
However, UPS Proactive Response® service can assist if there is a case when a shipment requires dry ice replenishment while in transit.
Dry ice is a safe and effective way of shipping goods that need to stay frozen, if used properly and compliantly. Whatever your dry ice shipping need, UPS can help. Get your shipment on its way today.
If additional information on shipping with dry ice is needed, please call the UPS Hazardous Material Support Center at 1-800-554-9964.