Fedex is an excellent shipping source for your mailing needs and can offer you significant advantages in certain situations over the other major carriers.
One of the most distinct advantages of FedEx is their willingness to ship and handle specific-and sometimes dangerous-goods. This is a really useful benefit, but it can come with an additional charge that may catch you off guard if you aren’t 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 February 2019 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: $98 per package.
- FedEx Express U.S. freight shipments: $104 per shipment or $0.82 per lb, whichever is greater.
- FedEx Express International package and freight shipments: the greater of $153.50 per shipment or $0.83 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: $49 per package.
- FedEx Express U.S. freight shipments: $48 per shipment or $0.31 per lb, whichever is greater.
- FedEx Express international package and freight shipments: $75.50 per shipment or $0.41 per lb, whichever is greater.
If you are shipping dangerous goods, keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive reference. It's always best to get in touch with your FedEx account representative to make sure that you're complying with all shipping guidelines. In most cases, specific forms and documentation will be required. Not only will this ensure that your shipment arrives, but that everyone is safe during transport!