Hazmat, ORM-D, and Limited Quantity Alaska and Hawaii Service Restrictions

FedEx Ground does not accept hazardous materials, ORM-D1 or Limited Quantity packages destined for Alaska or Hawaii, or any packages prepared specifically for the air mode of travel under Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) or the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulations. And because reaching Alaska and Hawaii requires air travel for certain legs of those routes, this restriction means you can't use FedEx Ground to ship your hazardous material or ORM-D, Limited Quantity packages.

However, FedEx Express accepts shipments prepared for air travel under 49 CFR, IATA and ICAO regulations, which require specific packaging, labeling and processing for hazardous materials and dangerous goods packages shipped to Alaska and Hawaii.2

If you use FedEx to ship hazardous materials, ORM-D or Limited Quantity to Alaska and Hawaii, you must ship them via FedEx Express, not FedEx Ground.

Packaging and labeling
Packages identified as ORM-D or Limited Quantity contain hazardous materials intended for sale by retailers to individuals for personal care or household use. These types of shipments include (but are not limited to) materials such as:

  • Aerosol sprays
  • Nail polish
  • Cosmetics
  • Paints
  • Medicines

Refer to any of these resources for information on the proper preparation of your hazardous materials, dangerous goods, ORM-D and Limited Quantity shipments:

  • 49 CFR
  • IATA
  • ICAO

The instructions include information on:

  • Content identification
  • Classification
  • Packaging
  • Marking
  • Documentation
  • Labeling

Learn more
Go to Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Materials for details on shipping requirements and regulations, and to find the right type of service for your hazardous materials and dangerous goods shipments. Information on IATA and ICAO training opportunities is available too.

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1Other Regulated Materials for Domestic transport.
2Restrictions apply. See the FedEx Service Guide for terms and conditions.
3Call 1.800.GoFedEx 1.800.463.3339 and say "dangerous goods" for more information and to confirm availability in advance.


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