FedEx Dangerous Goods Shipments - Handling Fees | Overview

Fedex offers significant advantages in certain situations over the other major carriers. One of the most distinct advantages of FedEx is their ability to ship and handle specific - and sometimes dangerous - goods. Dangerous Goods Shipments provides an important service, but it can come with an additional charge that may catch you off guard if you are not prepared.

If you ship a mixture of dangerous and non-dangerous products, you can use ShippingEasy's Shipping Rules feature to help you organize which orders may accrue extra charges.

These prices are up to date as of January 2020 however, it is always important to check the FedEx website for the most up to date information and accurate pricing as they tend to change yearly.

Accessible Dangerous Goods Shipments

Accessible dangerous goods are items that have been indicated as being dangerous and must be accessible during transit. This means that the packages have to be loaded on the plane or truck in a way that crew can access them if needed.

These are the surcharges you may encounter with accessible dangerous goods shipments:

  • FedEx Express U.S. package shipments: $105 per package.
  • FedEx Express U.S. freight shipments: $109.50 per shipment or $0.87 per lb, whichever is greater.
  • FedEx Express International package and freight shipments: the greater of $162.50 per shipment or $0.88 per lb, whichever is greater.

Inaccessible Dangerous Goods Shipments

Inaccessible dangerous goods are items that have been indicated as being dangerous but otherwise do not need to be accessed during transport. This means that the packages can be loaded onto the plane or truck without considering accessibility.

These are the surcharges you may encounter with inaccessible dangerous goods shipments:

  • FedEx Express U.S. package shipments: $51.50 per package.
  • FedEx Express U.S. freight shipments: $50.50 per shipment or $0.33 per lb, whichever is greater.
  • FedEx Express international package and freight shipments: $81 per shipment or $0.44 per lb, whichever is greater.
If you are shipping dangerous goods, keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive reference. It is always best to get in touch with your FedEx account representative to make sure that you are complying with all shipping guidelines. In most cases, specific forms and documentation will be required to ensure that your shipment arrives and everyone is safe during transport.

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