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Shipping training is required every two years for those individuals who pack, prepare shipping documents for, or ship regulated dangerous goods (including biological substances and dry ice).

Researchers utilizing the Research Institute Shipping Core to prepare their shipments are not required to complete shipping training.

Proper Transport of Infectious Substances

We hold a training seminar for Shipping Class 6, Division 6.2 (Infectious Substances) and Class 9 (Dry Ice) Dangerous Goods. The seminar covers proper classification, packaging, marking, labeling and documentation for research and diagnostic shipments.

Registration Information

Email researchshippingcore [at] email.chop.edu (subject: Shipping%20Core%20Training%20Inquiry, body: Name%3A%0AE-mail%3A%0ARequested%20Date%3A) with your name, contact information.

Trainings

DOMESTIC

FedEx Standard Overnight®Default service used by the Shipping Core, unless otherwise specified. Delivery by 3 p.m. the next business day to most areas, by 4:30 p.m. to rural areas and by 8 p.m. to residences. Available throughout all 50 states (except certain areas of Alaska and Hawaii).

FedEx Priority Overnight® Recommended service for any high priority shipment, especially those sent on a Thursday or within a day or two of a holiday. Delivery by 10:30 a.m. the next business day to most areas; by noon, 4:30 p.m. or 5 p.m. to remote areas. Available throughout all 50 states. Saturday delivery available in many areas for an additional charge.

FedEx First Overnight® Not recommended, unless recipient confirms availability to receive packages at location as early as 7 am. Approximately twice the cost of FedEx Priority Overnight®. Delivery by 8, 8:30, 9, 9:30, 10, 11 a.m. or noon the next business day depending on the destination ZIP code. Available throughout all 50 states (Hawaii service is outbound only). Saturday delivery available in many areas for an additional charge

FedEx 2Day® Delivery by 4:30 p.m. in 2 business days to most areas, by 8 p.m. to residences. Available throughout all 50 states. Saturday delivery available in many areas for an additional charge.

FedEx 2Day® A.M. Delivery by 10:30 a.m. in 2 business days to most areas, by noon to some rural areas. Available throughout all 50 states, except to Hawaii.

FedEx Express Saver® Delivery by 4:30 p.m. in 3 business days to most areas, by 8 p.m. to residences. Available throughout all states except Alaska and Hawaii.

FedEx Priority Alert® A specialized contract-based service designed for shipments that require a high degree of shipping visibility and delivery compliance at every stage of the shipment's journey. It gives your package "First class" service ahead of other shipments. Click here for pricing.

FedEx Priority Alert Plus ™ Provides additional intervention capabilities including re-icing, gel-pack replenishments and cold storage facilities. Click here for pricing.

FedEx® Deep Frozen Specimens are shipped using dry vapor technology with FedEx®logistics management to provide customers with the highest level of integrity and security for their shipments worldwide. Contact the Shipping Core for pricing information.

FedEx SameDay® City Urgent shipments delivered across the city in just hours, depending on availability, between select ZIP codes within 25 miles of the city center. Available 365 days a year within select U.S. metro areas.

INTERNATIONAL

FedEx International Priority® Default service used by the Shipping Core, unless otherwise specified. Delivery to major cities in Canada and Mexico in 1 business day, depending on customs clearance. Delivery to major cities in Europe, Asia and Brazil in 2-3 business days, depending on customs clearance.

FedEx International First® Morning delivery to select postal codes in 20 countries in 1 - 3 business days, depending on customs clearance.

FedEx International Economy® Delivery in 2-5 business days, depending on customs clearance.

FedEx Priority Alert® A specialized contract-based service designed for shipments that require a high degree of shipping visibility and delivery compliance at every stage of the shipment's journey. It gives your package "First class" service ahead of other shipments. Click here for pricing.

FedEx Priority Alert Plus™Provides additional intervention capabilities including re-icing, gel-pack replenishments and cold storage facilities. Click here for pricing.

FedEx® Deep Frozen Specimens are shipped using dry vapor technology with FedEx®logistics management to provide customers with the highest level of integrity and security for their shipments worldwide. Contact the Shipping Core for pricing information.